Dream Theater ‎– Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Act I
1 Scene One: Regression
Music By, Lyrics By – John Petrucci
2:06
Scene Two: (8:49)
2 I. Overture 1928
Music By – Dream Theater
3:37
3 II. Strange Deja Vu
Lyrics By – Mike PortnoyMusic By – Dream Theater
5:12
Scene Three: (7:51)
4 I. Through My Words
Music By, Lyrics By – John Petrucci
1:02
5 II. Fatal Tragedy
Lyrics By – John MyungMusic By – Dream Theater
6:49
6 Scene Four: Beyond This Life
Lyrics By – John PetrucciMusic By – Dream Theater
11:22
7 Scene Five: Through Her Eyes
Lyrics By – John PetrucciMusic By – Dream TheaterVocals [Additional] – Theresa Thomason
5:29
Act II
8 Scene Six: Home
Lyrics By – Mike PortnoyMusic By – Dream Theater
12:53
Scene Seven: (10:00)
9 I. The Dance Of Eternity
Music By – Dream Theater
6:13
10 II. One Last Time
Lyrics By – James LabrieMusic By – Dream Theater
3:46
11 Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On
Arranged By [Choir] – Jordan RudessChoir – Carol Cyrus, Clarence Burke Jr.*, Dale Scott, Jeanette Smith, Mary Canty, Mary Smith, Shelia Slappy, Theresa ThomasonConductor [Choir] – Jordan RudessLyrics By – John PetrucciMusic By – Dream TheaterVocals [Additional] – Theresa Thomason
6:38
12 Scene Nine: Finally Free
Lyrics By – Mike PortnoyMusic By – Dream Theater
11:59

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MOVLP1001 Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Elektra MOVLP1001 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
7559-62448-2 Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory(CD, Album, RP) Elektra 7559-62448-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7559-62448-2 Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory(CD, Album, RP, Unofficial) Elektra (2) 7559-62448-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CD 62448 Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory(CD, Album) Elektra CD 62448 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
7559-62448-4 Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory(Cass, Album) Elektra, Warner Music Poland 7559-62448-4 Poland 1999 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018

They say an animal is most dangerous when backed into a corner, and that could not be any more evident than Dream Theater recording their magnum opus, 'Scenes from a Memory'.

With record label pressure and the business side of the music industry taking its toll on the band (and most specifically on drummer Mike Portnoy) during the release and touring of previous album 'Falling Into Infinity', it was now a time to go hard or go home. Dream Theater wanted to be left alone to write their own music, that would appeal to their own fan base, without the interjection of any record label executives who didn't understand the band, their fans, or their genre of music. It was do-or-die as the band stood on the brink of self-implosion, but they stood tall and delivered an album that is highly regarded as not only their finest work, but one of the greatest albums progressive metal has to offer.

Based around the story of a man who is a reincarnation of a girl that was murdered, and how he revisits his past life in his dreams (or something like that!), the concept is highly ambitious and complex, especially with all the different characters being voiced by James LaBrie. But it doesn't detract from the quality of the music, and with the usual awe-inspiring prowess you'd come to expect from progressive metals most famous band, this is an album where the band fire on all cylinders.

'Home', 'Fatal Tragedy', 'One Last Time' and 'Strange Déjà Vu' are some of many highlights on this album, although it's hard to pick just a few, as the album from start to finish is one giant highlight reel. And of course, the absolute peak of Dream Theater's technical ability, instrumental track 'The Dance of Eternity', will encourage listeners to throw away whatever instruments they're learning as they slowly realize how they'll never be this good.

A record that belongs in any metal or prog collection, 'Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory' started the upward momentum that truly put Dream Theater's careers and lives in their own hands, and has endured as one of the greatest concept albums of all time.
draeke

draeke

September 1, 2015

The whole album is made up like a opera, the whole story is written into the lyrics.
GatesofBallard

GatesofBallard

July 20, 2013
one of the best albums of all time.