Dream Theater ‎– Awake

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Tracklist

6:00 5:31
Caught In A Web 5:28
Innocence Faded 5:43
A Mind Beside Itself
I. Erotomania 6:45
II. Voices 9:53
III. The Silent Man 3:48
The Mirror 6:45
Lie 6:34
Lifting Shadows Off A Dream 6:05
Scarred 11:00
Space-Dye Vest 7:29

Versions (50)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7567-90126-1 Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album) Eastwest Records America 7567-90126-1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
90126 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album, Promo) EastWest Records America 90126 US 1993 Sell This Version
AMCY-750 Dream Theater Awake(2xCD, Album) EastWest Japan AMCY-750 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest 7567-90126-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest Records America 7567-90126-2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) Warner Music Korea 90126-2 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version
AMCY-750 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest Japan AMCY-750 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
7567901262 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest 7567901262 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest Records America 90126-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 90126 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest Records America CD 90126 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest 7567-90126-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest 7567-90126-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
AMCY-750 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album + CD, Mini) EastWest Japan AMCY-750 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
A2 90126 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Club) EastWest Records America A2 90126 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Club) EastWest Records America 90126-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest Records America 90126-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 5831-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest PRCD 5831-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
79 1264 Dream Theater Awake(Cass) Eastwest Records America 79 1264 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-4 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) Eastwest Records America 7567-90126-4 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
90126-4 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) EastWest 90126-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) EastWest Records America 7567-90126-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
132 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) Angel's Of Hell Records 132 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-4 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) Warner Music Korea 7567-90126-4 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version
90126-4 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) EastWest 90126-4 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
7567-90126-4 CA 491 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album, Dol) EastWest Records America 7567-90126-4 CA 491 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album, Unofficial) CR (8) none Bulgaria 1994 Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Predator Series) none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
7567-90126-4 Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album) Концерн «Группа Союз», EastWest 7567-90126-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
MOFR 00087 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Unofficial) Monsters Of Rock MOFR 00087 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
4607173158703 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE, Gol) Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин, EastWest 4607173158703 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-13485 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Atlantic, Warner Music WPCR-13485 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-14259 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE) EastWest, Warner Music WPCR-14259 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
ETR-90126 Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album, Num, RE, RM) Enjoy The Ride Records ETR-90126 US 2014 Sell This Version
ETR-90126 Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album, Num, RE, RM, Gol) Enjoy The Ride Records, EastWest ETR-90126 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album, Num, RE, RM, TP, W/Lbl) Enjoy The Ride Records, Brookvale Records none US 2014 Sell This Version
ETR-90126 Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album, Num, RE, RM, Whi) Enjoy The Ride Records, EastWest ETR-90126 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP1258 Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) EastWest, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1258 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-15981 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic WPCR-15981 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP1258 Dream Theater Awake(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil) Music On Vinyl, EastWest Records America MOVLP1258 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album) EastWest Records America 7567-90126-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Club, RP) EastWest Records America 90126-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE, RP) EastWest 7567-90126-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7567-90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE, RP) EastWest 7567-90126-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) EastWest Records America (2) 90126-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CM0367 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Sli) EastWest Records America (2) CM0367 China Unknown Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RP) EastWest Records America 90126-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, RP, Cin) EastWest Records America 90126-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
90126-2 Dream Theater Awake(CD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest Records America (2) 90126-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Dream Theater) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Dream Theater Awake(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Rocka Rolla (2) none Romania Unknown Sell This Version

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ParadoxalDream

ParadoxalDream

July 9, 2018
referencing Awake, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, MOVLP1258
Amazing mastering and pressing, it blows the CD out of the water.

From the very first drum hits of "6:00", you know you have something special in your hands.
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Awake, CD, Album, 90126-2

The departure of Keyboardist Kevin Moore shortly after the release of this album brought an end to what many Dream Theater fans consider to be their greatest era. Though maybe not as technically sound as Jordan Rudess, or as flamboyant as Derek Sherinian, Moore's contributions had a great sense of ambience, majesty, and creativity, all of which lent its part to Dream Theater's sound very well in their early days.

After their highly successful 'Images & Words' album, there was no question that Dream Theater were in charge when it came to the obscure, underground music genre known as progressive metal, that was slowly exerting its presence over the metal world. With a growing fanbase and record label pressure to produce another hit album, the band rallied together and rose to the occasion, perhaps, not to the standards and hopes of the label, but certainly to that of the fans.

Musically similar to its predecessor, 'Awake' more-or-less replicates 'Images & Words', except with a few subtle differences. The 7-string guitar used by John Petrucci, and Kevin Moore's emphasis on mood and atmosphere on the keyboard, certainly makes this album feel slightly darker and moodier, if not in lyrics and themes, then definitely in tone.

As you would expect, the musicianship is absolutely top-notch, and especially at the time when this album came out, there were very few bands that could match Dream Theater's incredible prowess on their instruments. With more groove-based riffs and detuned guitars becoming the norm, courtesy of bands like Pantera and Korn, the band effortlessly demonstrates their ability to adapt to where the metal genre was headed, whilst still maintaining their own signature style. And James LaBrie's vocals are at their finest, though sadly whilst touring for this album, he would go on to rupture his vocal chords. His voice would never quite be the same.

Songs like '6:00', 'Caught in a Web', 'The Mirror' and the haunting 'Space-Dye Vest', all make this album a requirement in the collection of any prog metal fan.
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

December 8, 2016
referencing Awake, CD, Album, 7567901262
Third album of this symfometalband. The album contains 11 tracks and lasts no less than 75 minutes. John Purdell and Duane Baron took care for the production (including Ozzy Osbourne and Heart), which have given the cd a more accessible sound than the earlier by the group released CDs.
rose1978

rose1978

August 22, 2016
referencing Awake, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, MOVLP1258

Any comments & reviews for the SOUND? Does it sound better or not than "Enjoy The Ride Records" reissue?
kee.eugene

kee.eugene

January 7, 2015
referencing Awake, 2xLP, Album, Num, RE, RM, ETR-90126

Bloody expensive issue! But worth the experience sonically. 1 gripe though, print quality of cover is pixelated. It's like a blown up image of a low quality digital file.
Anesthetized

Anesthetized

November 27, 2014
referencing Awake, CD, Album, 7567-90126-2

Chill as a winter night: this is Awake. Third Dream Theater album is the dark side of its successful predecessor. Impenetrable because of its complexity, Awake icy atmosphere and melancholic melodies are in contrast with warm and hope of Images and Words. Cerebral, nervous, heavy but also mysterious and meditative, Awake is a cobweb of hyper-technical metal, difficult to penetrate, with a monolithic guitar distortion (Pantera influence is evident, also in riff composition) and a clean and refined sound production (John Purdell and Duane Baron generate a stratified and detailed sonic universe). Space Dye-Vest, close to Pink Floyd atmospheres, is Kevin Moore farewell. Fundamental in Dream Theater development, Moore compositional contribution will be an irreparable loss for melodic evolution of the band.
Roxbrough

Roxbrough

June 14, 2014
referencing Awake, CD, Album, 90126-2

In my opinion though this album has some good moments, it is decidedly the least spectacular of DT's output. Starting to show it's age now, but still neccessary for the completeist and for anyone who have not heard anything else by the group.