Dream Theater ‎– Live At Budokan

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Atlantic ‎– R2 76545
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Tracklist

1.1 As I Am 7:25
1.2 This Dying Soul 11:44
1.3 Beyond This Life 19:37
1.4 Hollow Years 9:18
1.5 War Inside My Head 2:22
1.6 The Test That Stumped Them All 5:00
2.1 Endless Sacrifice 11:18
2.2 Instrumedeley 12:15
2.3 Trial Of Tears 13:49
2.4 New Millenium 8:01
2.5 Keyboard Solo 3:58
2.6 Only A Matter Of Time 7:21
3.1 Goodnight Kiss 5:58
3.2 Solitary Shell 5:58
3.3 Stream Of Consciousness 10:54
3.4 Disappear 5:56
3.5 Pull Me Under 8:83
3.6 In The Name Of God 15:49

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  • Barcode: 0 -8122-76545-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD One): X21986 3 R2 76545-2.1 01 M1S1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD One): IFPI L902
  • Mould SID Code (CD One): IFPI 2U7J
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Two): X21987 3 R2 76545-2.2 01 M1S2
  • Mastering SID Code (Cd Two): IFPI L902
  • Mould SID Code (Cd Two): IFPI 2U7J
  • Matrix / Runout (Cd Three): X21988 3 R4 76545-2.3 01 M1S1
  • Mastering SID Code (Cd Three): IFPI L902
  • Mould SID Code (Cd Three): IFPI 2U4F
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 2): X21987 3 R2 76545-2.2 01 M1S4
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  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 2): ifpi L902
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 2): X21987 3 R2 76545-2.2 01 M1S1
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  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 Variant 2): ifpi L902
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 Variant 2): X21988 3 R4 76545-2.3 01 M1S6
  • Mould SID Code (CD3 Variant 2): IFPI 2U?1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3 Variant 2): ifpi L902

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8122-76545-2 Dream Theater Live At Budokan(3xCD, Album, M/Print) Atlantic 8122-76545-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
WPCR-11921-3 Dream Theater Live At Budokan(3xCD, Album, Dig) Atlantic WPCR-11921-3 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
7654528 Dream Theater Live At Budokan(3xCD, Album, Fat) Atlantic 7654528 Mexico 2004 Sell This Version
BR 1662 Dream Theater Live At Budokan(Blu-ray-R, Unofficial) Eagle Vision (2) BR 1662 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Live At Budokan (Three-Disc Ultimate Edition)(3xDVD-V, Unofficial, Dig) Warner Music Vision (2), Atlantic (2) none Russia 2013 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

July 17, 2018

As if 2000’s ‘Scenes from a Memory’ wasn’t enough, here’s Dream Theater with another three-disc assault on the senses, with 2004’s live album from Japan’s world-renowned Budokan venue, aptly titled ‘Live at Budokan’.

Touring to promote 2003’s ‘Train of Thought’, ‘Live at Budokan’ sees the band storm through a set of highly energetic and crushingly heavy material. The format of the shows were simply “an evening with...” type affairs, which meant there were no support acts. Yet, despite the mind-boggling duration of the set, the band remains on top form throughout, and shows no signs of fatigue or letting up.

Focusing more on their later material, ‘Live at Budokan’ is three discs of some of the bands strongest material, played impeccably by some of the absolute finest musicians in the world. Millions upon millions of notes are hit flawlessly, with a number of noodles and jamming sections bungled in amongst the set, this is a highly entertaining live album, and shows an unparalleled chemistry between the highly-respected musicians.

There’s an abundance of highlights here. From newer tracks ‘As I Am’, ‘This Dying Soul’ and ‘In the Name of God’, to older classics such as ‘Pull Me Under’, ‘New Millennium’, ‘Only a Matter of Time’ and ‘Beyond This Life’, which features a near-ten minute jam section which is absolutely incredible and never gets boring. Then there’s the exclusive of this album, ‘Instrumedley’, a 12-minute instrumental medley of various parts of the bands discography. It’s genuinely mind-blowing and further demonstrates how these guys are the absolute best of the best at what they do.

‘Live at Budokan’ may lie a little on the heavier side of things, but this is truly a gem that belongs in any prog fans collection. With an absolutely banging production and top-notch performances, this will surely come to be recognized as a true prog classic.