Dream Theater ‎– Once In A Livetime

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7559-62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America 7559-62308-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
AMCY-2888~89 Dream Theater = ドリーム・シアター* Dream Theater = ドリーム・シアター* - Once In A Livetime = ワンス・イン・ア・ライヴ・タイム(2xCass, Album, Promo) EastWest Japan AMCY-2888~89 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America 62308-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
AMCY-2888~9 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America AMCY-2888~9 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
7559-62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America 7559-62308-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America, Warner Music Korea 62308-2 South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
CD 62308 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America CD 62308 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album, Promo) EastWest Records America 62308-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
2-62308-P Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Promo) EastWest Records America 2-62308-P US 1998 Sell This Version
7559-62308-4 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCass) Eastwest Records America 7559-62308-4 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
62308-4 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCass) Elektra Entertainment 62308-4 Malaysia 1998 Sell This Version
7559-62308-4 EW 491 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCass) Eastwest Records America 7559-62308-4 EW 491 US 1998 Sell This Version
7559-62308-4 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(Cass, Album) Eastwest Records America 7559-62308-4 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album + DVD + Unofficial, Car) Elektra (2) none Russia 2004 Sell This Version
MOVLP906 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(4xLP, Gat) Music On Vinyl MOVLP906 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP906 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(4xLP, Ltd, Num, Gat) Music On Vinyl, EastWest Records America MOVLP906 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
7559-62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album, RE) EastWest Records America, Warner Music Argentina 7559-62308-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
7559-62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album, RP) EastWest Records America 7559-62308-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7559-62308-2 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest Records America (2) 7559-62308-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
62308-4 Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCass, Album) EastWest, Warner Music Korea 62308-4 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Once In A Livetime, 2xCD, Album, 7559-62308-2

With four studio albums and one EP to their name, it's time for another Dream Theater live recording! Coming at a time when the band were towing the line between their underground progressive metal roots and record label pressure to be more mainstream, 'Once in a Livetime' came at a bit of a transitional period, when really, they were neither of these things.

The set is amazing, and features all the early Dream Theater classics. There's plenty of little tidbits, jams, and covers thrown in between and during songs, giving this a true "live" feeling, and the 20-minute epic 'A Change of Seasons' has been broken down into multiple segments, each serving as interludes amongst the other tracks, giving a nice sense of continuity throughout the show.

The sound is very good, the band are incredibly tight, and the audience add a great energy to it all (the cheering at the beginning of 'Metropolis' sends chills down my spine!). A lot of the lengthier songs have been cut down, for example, twelve-minute 'Learning to Live' is now down to a staggering four minutes, yet they manage to capture the main essence of each piece, making the whole set flow effortlessly.

The only legit detriment to this album is vocalist James LaBrie, who at this point was desperately struggling from a well-documented case of food poisoning that had ruptured his vocal chords (so well-documented, in fact, that people who have never even heard of Dream Theater know about it).

Otherwise, the only reason I never really listen to 'Once in a Livetime' any more is because it's been surpassed by later releases. 'Score', 'Live Scenes from New York', and especially 'Live at Budokan' are far superior live albums. Still, it wraps up "that period" of the bands career with keyboardist Derek Sherinian, who is an incredible musician, but always had a flamboyance about him that didn't really suit Dream Theater.

Good album to own if you're a collector, but they've done much better ones since.
alienman82

alienman82

November 15, 2017
referencing Once In A Livetime, 4xLP, Ltd, Num, Gat, MOVLP906
simply stunning. The inner sleeves are of the best quality, and the pressing sounds amazing. They are quite good live too.
zmb5501

zmb5501

October 20, 2016
referencing Once In A Livetime, 4xLP, Ltd, Num, Gat, MOVLP906
can anybody tell me how this sounds? and how is the noise?