Dream Theater ‎– Dream Theater

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Roadrunner Records ‎– 17604-2, Roadrunner Records ‎– 1686-176042
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Tracklist

False Awakening Suite (2:42)
1.i Sleep Paralysis
1.ii Night Terrors
1.iii Lucid Dream
2 The Enemy Inside 6:17
3 The Looking Glass 4:53
4 Enigma Machine 6:02
5 The Bigger Picture 7:41
6 Behind The Veil 6:53
7 Surrender To Reason 6:35
8 Along For The Ride 4:45
Illumination Theory (22:18)
9.i Paradoxe De La Lumière Noire
9.ii Live, Die, Kill
9.iii The Embracing Circle
9.iv The Pursuit Of Truth
9.v Surrender, Trust & Passion

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Printed in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16861 76042 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): Z121780 3 176042-2 TEXT 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L909
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U4E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U7M

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Dream Theater Dream Theater(9xFile, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, Album) Roadrunner Records none US 2013
1686-176045 Dream Theater Dream Theater(CD, Album + DVD-A + Ltd, Dig) Roadrunner Records 1686-176045 US 2013 Sell This Version
RR7604-2, 1686-17604-2 Dream Theater Dream Theater(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7604-2, 1686-17604-2 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
RR7604-2, 1686-17604-2 Dream Theater Dream Theater(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7604-2, 1686-17604-2 Indonesia 2013 Sell This Version
WKPD-0304 Dream Theater Dream Theater(CD, Album) Warner Music Korea WKPD-0304 South Korea 2013 Sell This Version

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MrDreamTheater2

MrDreamTheater2

May 19, 2017

Songwriting-wise, I give this album a 3.5. The Looking Glass is one of Dream Theater's best songs in years, even if similar to Limelight by Rush. Enigma Machine and Illumination Theory bring some fresh and interesting stuff to the table. I'm also fond of The Bigger Picture, especially lyrically. Surrender To Reason is a bit of a Rush overload having already had one track (The Looking Glass) which is heavily Rush-influenced.

Production-wise, I give this album a one. First of all, it's a "loudness war" album which has been compressed into oblivion. Petrucci's guitars even have audible clipping on them. The drums sound like crap. How do you take Mike Mangini and make him sound worse than many drum sample libraries? The keyboards are also super thin and tinny sounding on False Awakening Suite and the "Lucky Man" solo of Along For The Ride. It's pretty staggering they brought Rich Chycki back to produce another album, because his work here was not up to snuff. The Winter Rose album he produced actually sounds way better because it's not annoyingly technologically processed.