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DREAM THEATER “A Change Of Season” /CD/

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  • Product Code: 7559-61842-2
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DREAM THEATER
The first EP by legendary American Progressive Metal band.
It comprises the 23-minute title track, which composed of seven parts with various titles, as well as a collection of live cover songs performed at a fan club concert at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, England.
The title track was recorded at BearTracks Studios in New York and was originally slated to be released on the 1992 album, "Images And Words", but was instead re-recorded and released as an EP. Although the record is labelled as an EP, its running time of about one hour makes it significantly longer than a standard EP, and even many LPs, including Dream Theater's first two albums. According to Portnoy, "It was important for us and the label for it not to be perceived as the latest studio record. That's why we tagged it an EP".
"A Change of Seasons," is one of the most impressive pieces of music ever written in the Progressive Metal vein. With the same heavy sound that marked "Awake", but with many other styles mixed in, the track features incredible playing, dramatic, complex instrumental arrangements, and soaring vocals. Although the song includes audio samples from the 1989 film "Dead Poets Society" (as well as quotes from the 1648 Robert Herrick poem, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"), the lyrics, written by drummer Mike Portnoy, were not inspired by the film. An edited version of the title track was used by NBC in a downhill skiing feature during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
The remainder of the tracks are live cover tunes, recorded from the band's "Uncovered"; the material varies widely and includes Elton John's "Love Lies Bleeding" and Deep Purple's "Perfect Strangers." The final track, "The Big Medley", has to be heard to be believed; Dream Theater shift musical styles on a dime to cover Pink Floyd, Kansas, Queen, Journey, the Dixie Dregs, and Genesis all in ten minutes!
"A Change Of Seasons" was the first Dream Theater release featuring Derek Sherinian (formerly of Kiss and Alice Cooper) on keyboards. Derek Sherinian adds his own stamp to the Dream Theater sound as if he'd always been with them.
EastWest Records America/WEA International Inc./Warner Music Manufacturing Europe, 1995 (7559-61842-2). Made in Germany.


Tracklist:
1. A Change of Seasons 23:09
    I) The Crimson Sunrise
    II) Innocence
    III) Carpe Diem
    IV) The Darkest Of Winters
    V) Another World
    VI) The Inevitable Summer
    VII) The Crimson Sunset

2. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Elton John covers) (live) 10:49
3. Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple cover) (live) 05:33
4. The Rover / Achilles Last Stand / The Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin covers) (live) 07:29
5. The Big Medley (live) 10:33
    I) In the Flesh? (Pink Floyd)
    II) Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas)
    III) Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
    IV) Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' (Journey)
    V) Cruise Control (Dixie Dregs)
    VI) Turn It On Again (Genesis)

Total playing time: 57:33 min.



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