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Dramatic Turn of Events [Special Edition] [Digipak]
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Album: Dramatic Turn of Events [Special Edition] [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    On The Backs Of Angels - Dream Theater More Info...
2)    Build Me Up, Break Me Down - Dream Theater More Info...
3)    Lost Not Forgotten - Dream Theater More Info...
4)    This Is The Life - Dream Theater More Info...
5)    Bridges In The Sky - Dream Theater More Info...
6)    Outcry - Dream Theater More Info...
7)    Far From Heaven - Dream Theater More Info...
8)    Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater More Info...
9)    Beneath The Surface - Dream Theater More Info...
1)    Main Menu Page Loop (Audition Riff #1) More Info...
2)    Chapter Selection Menu Loop (A Nightmare To Remember - Audition) More Info...
3)    Wait For Sleep (Frag. 1) More Info...
4)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 1) More Info...
5)    Constant Motion (Frag. 1) More Info...
6)    In The Presence Of Enemies - Pt. 2 (Frag. 1) More Info...
7)    Forsaken (Frag. 1) More Info...
8)    Wither (Frag. 1) More Info...
9)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 1) More Info...
10)    The Dance Of Eternity (Frag. 1) More Info...
11)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 1) More Info...
12)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 2) More Info...
13)    One Last Time (Frag. 1) More Info...
14)    Beyond This Life (Frag. 1) More Info...
15)    Learning To Live (Frag. 1) More Info...
16)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 2) More Info...
17)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 3) More Info...
18)    A Change Of Seasons (Frag. 1) More Info...
19)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 4) More Info...
20)    A Rite Of Passage (Frag. 1) More Info...
21)    A Rite Of Passage (Frag. 2) More Info...
22)    The Shattered Fortress (Frag. 1) More Info...
23)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 1] More Info...
24)    You Not Me (Frag. 1) More Info...
25)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 1] More Info...
26)    These Walls (Frag. 1) More Info...
27)    You Not Me (Frag. 2) More Info...
28)    Blind Faith (Frag. 1) More Info...
29)    The Ministry Of Lost Souls (Frag. 1) More Info...
30)    Audition Riff #1 (Frag. 1) More Info...
31)    Forsaken (Frag. 2) More Info...
32)    Learning To Live (Frag. 2) More Info...
33)    Blind Faith (Frag. 2) More Info...
34)    Take The Time (Frag. 1) More Info...
35)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 2] More Info...
36)    The Spirit Carries On (Auditions) [Frag. 1] More Info...
37)    In The Name Of God (Frag. 1) More Info...
38)    Audition Jam #1 (Frag. 1) More Info...
39)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 5) More Info...
40)    Audition Riff #2 (Frag. 1) More Info...
41)    Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (Frag. 1) More Info...
42)    Forsaken (Frag. 3) More Info...
43)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 2] More Info...
44)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 3] More Info...
45)    A Rite Of Passage (Frag. 3) More Info...
46)    Forsaken (Frag. 4) More Info...
47)    Audition Riff #2 (Frag. 2) More Info...
48)    Burning My Soul (Frag. 1) More Info...
49)    Audition Riff #3 (Frag. 1) More Info...
50)    Hell's Kitchen (Frag. 1) More Info...
51)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 6) More Info...
52)    In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 1 (Frag. 1) More Info...
53)    Audition Jam #2 (Frag. 1) More Info...
54)    Stream Of Consciousness (Frag. 1) More Info...
55)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 3] More Info...
56)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 4] More Info...
57)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 5] More Info...
58)    6:00 (Frag. 1) More Info...
59)    Lie (Frag. 1) More Info...
60)    Audition Riff #1 (Frag. 2) More Info...
61)    A Nightmare To Remember (Frag. 1) More Info...
62)    I Walk Beside You (Frag. 1) More Info...
63)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 3) More Info...
64)    Just Let Me Breathe (Frag. 1) More Info...
65)    Audition Jam #3 (Frag. 1) More Info...
66)    The Shattered Fortress (Frag. 2) More Info...
67)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 4] More Info...
68)    Caught In A Web (Frag. 1) More Info...
69)    The Spirit Carries On (Frag. 1) More Info...
70)    The Shattered Fortress (Frag. 3) More Info...
71)    Audition Riff #1 (Frag. 3) More Info...
72)    Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (Frag. 2) More Info...
73)    The Dark Eternal Night (Frag. 1) More Info...
74)    The Root Of All Evil (Frag. 1) More Info...
75)    Audition Jam #4 (Frag. 1) More Info...
76)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 6] More Info...
77)    Wither (Frag. 2) More Info...
78)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 2) More Info...
79)    Audition Riff #4 (Frag. 1) More Info...
80)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 3) More Info...
81)    Overture 1928 (Frag. 1) More Info...
82)    Audition Jam #5 (Frag. 1) More Info...
83)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 5] More Info...
84)    A Change Of Seasons (Frag. 2) More Info...
85)    Octavarium (Frag. 1) More Info...
86)    Constant Motion (Frag. 2) More Info...
87)    Audition Riff #2 (Frag. 3) More Info...
88)    Home (Frag. 1) More Info...
89)    In The Name Of God (Frag. 2) More Info...
90)    Forsaken (Frag. 5) More Info...
91)    Through Her Eyes (Frag. 1) More Info...
92)    The Glass Prison (Frag. 1) More Info...
93)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 4) More Info...
94)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 6] More Info...
95)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 7] More Info...
96)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 7] More Info...
97)    Forsaken (Frag. 6) More Info...
98)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 4) More Info...
99)    Beyond This Life (Frag. 2) More Info...
100)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 7) More Info...
101)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 5) More Info...
102)    The Spirit Carries On (Frag. 2) More Info...
103)    Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (Live Version) [Frag. 1] More Info...
 

Album: Dramatic Turn of Events [Special Edition] [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    On The Backs Of Angels - Dream Theater More Info...
2)    Build Me Up, Break Me Down - Dream Theater More Info...
3)    Lost Not Forgotten - Dream Theater More Info...
4)    This Is The Life - Dream Theater More Info...
5)    Bridges In The Sky - Dream Theater More Info...
6)    Outcry - Dream Theater More Info...
7)    Far From Heaven - Dream Theater More Info...
8)    Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater More Info...
9)    Beneath The Surface - Dream Theater More Info...
1)    Main Menu Page Loop (Audition Riff #1) More Info...
2)    Chapter Selection Menu Loop (A Nightmare To Remember - Audition) More Info...
3)    Wait For Sleep (Frag. 1) More Info...
4)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 1) More Info...
5)    Constant Motion (Frag. 1) More Info...
6)    In The Presence Of Enemies - Pt. 2 (Frag. 1) More Info...
7)    Forsaken (Frag. 1) More Info...
8)    Wither (Frag. 1) More Info...
9)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 1) More Info...
10)    The Dance Of Eternity (Frag. 1) More Info...
11)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 1) More Info...
12)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 2) More Info...
13)    One Last Time (Frag. 1) More Info...
14)    Beyond This Life (Frag. 1) More Info...
15)    Learning To Live (Frag. 1) More Info...
16)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 2) More Info...
17)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 3) More Info...
18)    A Change Of Seasons (Frag. 1) More Info...
19)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 4) More Info...
20)    A Rite Of Passage (Frag. 1) More Info...
21)    A Rite Of Passage (Frag. 2) More Info...
22)    The Shattered Fortress (Frag. 1) More Info...
23)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 1] More Info...
24)    You Not Me (Frag. 1) More Info...
25)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 1] More Info...
26)    These Walls (Frag. 1) More Info...
27)    You Not Me (Frag. 2) More Info...
28)    Blind Faith (Frag. 1) More Info...
29)    The Ministry Of Lost Souls (Frag. 1) More Info...
30)    Audition Riff #1 (Frag. 1) More Info...
31)    Forsaken (Frag. 2) More Info...
32)    Learning To Live (Frag. 2) More Info...
33)    Blind Faith (Frag. 2) More Info...
34)    Take The Time (Frag. 1) More Info...
35)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 2] More Info...
36)    The Spirit Carries On (Auditions) [Frag. 1] More Info...
37)    In The Name Of God (Frag. 1) More Info...
38)    Audition Jam #1 (Frag. 1) More Info...
39)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 5) More Info...
40)    Audition Riff #2 (Frag. 1) More Info...
41)    Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (Frag. 1) More Info...
42)    Forsaken (Frag. 3) More Info...
43)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 2] More Info...
44)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 3] More Info...
45)    A Rite Of Passage (Frag. 3) More Info...
46)    Forsaken (Frag. 4) More Info...
47)    Audition Riff #2 (Frag. 2) More Info...
48)    Burning My Soul (Frag. 1) More Info...
49)    Audition Riff #3 (Frag. 1) More Info...
50)    Hell's Kitchen (Frag. 1) More Info...
51)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 6) More Info...
52)    In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 1 (Frag. 1) More Info...
53)    Audition Jam #2 (Frag. 1) More Info...
54)    Stream Of Consciousness (Frag. 1) More Info...
55)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 3] More Info...
56)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 4] More Info...
57)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 5] More Info...
58)    6:00 (Frag. 1) More Info...
59)    Lie (Frag. 1) More Info...
60)    Audition Riff #1 (Frag. 2) More Info...
61)    A Nightmare To Remember (Frag. 1) More Info...
62)    I Walk Beside You (Frag. 1) More Info...
63)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 3) More Info...
64)    Just Let Me Breathe (Frag. 1) More Info...
65)    Audition Jam #3 (Frag. 1) More Info...
66)    The Shattered Fortress (Frag. 2) More Info...
67)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 4] More Info...
68)    Caught In A Web (Frag. 1) More Info...
69)    The Spirit Carries On (Frag. 1) More Info...
70)    The Shattered Fortress (Frag. 3) More Info...
71)    Audition Riff #1 (Frag. 3) More Info...
72)    Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (Frag. 2) More Info...
73)    The Dark Eternal Night (Frag. 1) More Info...
74)    The Root Of All Evil (Frag. 1) More Info...
75)    Audition Jam #4 (Frag. 1) More Info...
76)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 6] More Info...
77)    Wither (Frag. 2) More Info...
78)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 2) More Info...
79)    Audition Riff #4 (Frag. 1) More Info...
80)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 3) More Info...
81)    Overture 1928 (Frag. 1) More Info...
82)    Audition Jam #5 (Frag. 1) More Info...
83)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 5] More Info...
84)    A Change Of Seasons (Frag. 2) More Info...
85)    Octavarium (Frag. 1) More Info...
86)    Constant Motion (Frag. 2) More Info...
87)    Audition Riff #2 (Frag. 3) More Info...
88)    Home (Frag. 1) More Info...
89)    In The Name Of God (Frag. 2) More Info...
90)    Forsaken (Frag. 5) More Info...
91)    Through Her Eyes (Frag. 1) More Info...
92)    The Glass Prison (Frag. 1) More Info...
93)    The Best Of Times (Frag. 4) More Info...
94)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 6] More Info...
95)    The Dance Of Eternity (Auditions) [Frag. 7] More Info...
96)    A Nightmare To Remember (Auditions) [Frag. 7] More Info...
97)    Forsaken (Frag. 6) More Info...
98)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 4) More Info...
99)    Beyond This Life (Frag. 2) More Info...
100)    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Frag. 7) More Info...
101)    The Count Of Tuscany (Frag. 5) More Info...
102)    The Spirit Carries On (Frag. 2) More Info...
103)    Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (Live Version) [Frag. 1] More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: James LaBrie (vocals); John Petrucci (guitar); Jordan Rudess (keyboards); Mike Mangini (drums).
  • Audio Mixer: Andy Wallace.
  • Recording information: Cove City Sound Studios, Glen Cove, NY; Mixland, Midhurst, Canada.
  • Illustrator: Hugh Syme.
  • Photographer: Michael Lavine.
  • A Dramatic Turn of Events, the 11th studio long player from progressive hard rock act Dream Theater, is understandably among the most anticipated in their decades-long career. Founding drummer Mike Portnoy -- long considered, with guitarist John Petrucci, to be DT -- left the band and was replaced with veteran Mike Mangini. This is the set that answers the question about his impact on their sound. Interestingly enough, it's not that much. Mangini is as much a complex, intricate drummer as Portnoy was, though he is more an ensemble player; he plays more on the beat than behind it. A Dramatic Turn of Events is a much more keyboard-driven offering, though there is plenty of good old-fashioned prog metal here, too. Given its nearly 80-minute length, there is something here for virtually every fan -- or detractor -- to grab hold of. Singer James LaBrie doesn't indulge his high metal screech here that often, and prefers to sing plainly -- a good thing. Three tracks -- "Outcry," "Breaking All Illusions," and "Lost Not Forgotten" -- feature wildly long instrumental segments with more odd time signature changes than you can likely count. The latter of these sounds almost like Meshuggah with keyboards and stacked with multi-part harmonic vocals. Opening track and single "On the Backs of Angels" contains all the DT trademarks: disciplined drumming, intricate seven-string guitar riffs that grow increasingly more explosive, a Gothic chorale, and John Myung's insistent basslines, which are nearly buried in the mix. Jordan Rudess' keyboards counter Petrucci's guitar and Mangini's drums for dominance and come out on top. That said, the melodic structure of the tune harkens back to DT albums previous to the last decade's. As melodic as it is, it's almost knotty compared to the sheer melodicism of "Build Me Up, Break Me Down" that follows it. One does have to wonder about the inclusion of the ballads "Far from Heaven" and the string-laden "Beneath the Surface," which have clunky, trite lyrics, sappy instrumentation, and feel like filler; it would have been better to have trimmed them to keep the album a reasonable length. In sum, a Dramatic Turn of Events, while not a perfect offering, has enough of what makes Dream Theater attractive to make it a necessary purchase for fans. ~ Thom Jurek
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.44) - "The epic songs and nonstop time changes remain, but the band sounds fresher and looser than it has in ages."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Outcry' comes close to a strident Pink Floyd, while 'Breaking All Illusions' similarly nails itself to the traditional prog mast, signifying a collective tack to more progressive than metal waters."
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