Dream Theater ‎– Falling Into Infinity

EastWest Records America ‎– 62060-2
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1 New Millennium
Lyrics By – Mike Portnoy
2 You Not Me
Lyrics By – Desmond Child, John PetrucciWritten-By – Desmond Child, Dream Theater
3 Peruvian Skies
Lyrics By – John Petrucci
4 Hollow Years
Lyrics By – John Petrucci
5 Burning My Soul
Lyrics By – Mike Portnoy
6 Hell's Kitchen 4:16
7 Lines In The Sand
Lyrics By – John PetrucciVocals – Doug Pinnick
8 Take Away My Pain
Lyrics By – John Petrucci
9 Just Let Me Breathe
Lyrics By – Mike Portnoy
10 Anna Lee
Lyrics By – James LaBrie
Trial Of Tears
Lyrics By – John Myung
11.1 It's Raining
11.2 Deep In Heaven
11.3 The Wasteland

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Recorded and Mixed at Avatar Studios, NYC June and July 1997.
Additional Mixing at Sony Studios, NYC.
Pre-production at Prince Studios, NYC.
Mastered at Absolute Audio, NYC.

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CD 62060 Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity(CD, Album) EastWest Records America CD 62060 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
62060-2 Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity(CD, Album, Club) EastWest Records America 62060-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
7559-62060-2 Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity(CD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest Records America (2) 7559-62060-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7559-62060-4 Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity(Cass, Album) EastWest Records America 7559-62060-4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Enjoy The Ride Records, Brookvale Records none US 2014 Sell This Version


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October 19, 2018
the snare sound pretty much ruins the whole album for me, what were they thinking ?


February 8, 2018

Most fans of Dream Theater will know what was going on behind the scenes during the making of this album. If you don't, I'll give you a moment to quickly research it.


Never mind, I'll explain it to you.

The bands label, Atco Records, had been bought out by the Warner Music Group. The fine people at Warner didn't know anything about Dream Theater, their music or their market, but had only one thing in mind, and that was hit singles. Musical integrity aside, Dream Theater were being forced to write "hits", and it was putting the band in a situation that almost tore them apart.

With all the industry nonsense getting in the way of this album, and with the change of sound giving it a stale taste of a band "selling out" to make a quick buck, 'Falling Into Infinity' often finds itself being overlooked. It may not be as musically technical as 'Images & Words', or as heavy as 'Awake', but this album still maintains a lot of Dream Theater's trademark sounds, but with a lighter tone that might appeal to fans of old progressive rock, or even hard rock fans in general. In this regard, it's actually a pretty unique release in the groups discography.

As always with this band, the musicianship is unmatched. Petrucci, Portnoy, LaBrie (who damaged his vocal chords prior to recording this album) and Myung are all masters of their respective instruments. Keyboardist Derek Sherinian, making his only studio album appearance, may have seemed like an odd choice to replace Kevin Moore, but his style, mixing elements of hard rock and jazz fusion, makes him a perfect fit. And his flamboyance and showmanship really shines through on some of the more upbeat songs.

There's hard rock tracks such as 'You Not Me' and 'Burning My Soul', pop singles like 'Take Away the Pain' and 'Hollow Years', and all-out prog gems like 'Peruvian Skies', 'New Millennium' and 'Lines in the Sand'. With such an eclectic mixture of songs, this really is an exceptional album, which shows a band that can adapt to any circumstance, and overcome any challenge.


June 7, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

There is a section of music played in the middle of 'Trial of Tears' that is so emotive it beggars belief and I don't think many bands would have the neccessary skill to be able to play it.
Sherinian is arguably the best keyboard player DT ever had, his playing on this album is perfection.The musicianship is beyond reproach, if only DT would get themselves a gutsy vocalist in the Gillan ilk!
Despite that the album is a classic.