Dream Theater ‎– The ATCO Demos

Theater Of Dreams ‎– TODPRCD-02
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On The Back is mentioned:

"These three songs were recorded as a demo deal struck with the then ATCO label. The basic tracks were recorded by producer David Prater, in a single session at Beartracks Studios, Suffern, New York, in May 1991. Guitars, Keyboards, and overdubs were recorded at Prater's 16-track basementhome studio in New Jersey. The demo's were then submitted to the label, and on the strength of these three tracks, a recorddeal was immediately struck. Here, for the first time, the original demo is offcially re-issued, in 2002, as a strictly limited edition - which is only available through the Dream Theater International Fan-Clubs - to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Images And Words album."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: (kdg-NL) 01 TODPRCD-02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L371
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5599
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA



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May 16, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

These are a great supplement to the Images and Words album, especially To Live Forever, which never made it to that album. A re-recorded, and in my opinion, mediocre, version of the song appeared as a B-side on the Lie single. Because David Prater recorded these demos for ATCO Records, they feature his controversial drum triggers on Portnoy's kit which I could frankly do without. They did contribute to the Images and Words album having an overall "sound" however.