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DREAM THEATER Drummer Confirms ‘Score’ DVD Extras

DREAM THEATER Drummer Confirms ‘Score’ DVD Extras


Source: Metal Injection
DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has commented on the extra material that will be included with the band’s forthcoming live CD/DVD package, “Score – 20th Anniversary World Tour: Live with the Octavarium Orchestra”, due on August 29 through Rhino Records. The disc is expected to contain the following bonus features: Tour Documentary, Octavarium Cartoon, “Another Day” (live in Tokyo, 1993), “The Great Debate” (live in Bucharest, 2002), and “Honor Thy Father” (live in Chicago, 2005).


In response to complaints on his official forum regarding the rumored list of DVD extras, Portnoy has posted the following message: “I chose the bonus live tracks based on songs that haven’t previously been on any of our DVDs. I’d think that would be a criteria that is ‘important.’ The 60-minute documentary is FILLED with old, rare and never-before-seen footage. And in case you didn’t notice, the concert itself spans the band’s entire career with songs from every era…

“Please, people, I have poured my heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears (and not to mention two months of my ‘vacation’) into this DVD to make it an amazing DT experience. Please don’t bitch and moan because the bonus contents don’t meet your ‘needs’ or expectations… Especially before even seeing it!!! This is one of the reasons I was avoiding announcing the bonus material too far in advance, but I guess the cat’s out of the bag.

“Trust me, this DVD KICKS ASS!”

As previously reported, the 3-CD (cover) and 2-DVD (cover) sets will be available separately. Both versions will contain the entire “20th Anniversary World Tour” grand finale recorded live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 1, 2006 (nearly three hours of music — over 90 minutes of which was performed with a full orchestra). The DVD will also contain a one-hour documentary tracking the entire career of the band from the very beginnings at the Berklee College Of Music in 1985 all the way to the Radio City Music Hall grand finale.

DREAM THEATER‘s setlist for the April 1, 2006 gig was as follows:

01. The Root of All Evil
02. I Walk Beside You
03. Another Won
04. Afterlife
05. Under a Glass Moon
06. Innocence Faded
07. Raise the Knife
08. The Spirit Carries On
09. Overture
10. About to Crash
11. War inside My Head
12. The Test That Stumped Them All
13. Goodnight Kiss
14. Solitary Shell
15. About to Crash (reprise)
16. Losing Time / Grand Finale
17. Vacant
18. The Answer Lies Within
19. Sacrificed Sons
20. Octavarium
21. Metropolis Pt. I

Note: The second set and encore featured a 20+-piece orchestra.

Download an MP3 teaser for the upcoming CD at this location.

Portnoy has previously stated about the Radio City Music Hall show, “Without going into too much detail, I have to THANK all of you in attendance at Radio City Music Hall for helping to make [the April 1] show one of the most incredible evenings of my life.

“Of the hundreds of shows (maybe thousands at this point?) that we’ve done through the years, never before have I been moved on stage as much as I was [that] night. There were several points in the night where I was literally brought to tears by the power and emotion in the air.

“I just wanted to thank our AMAZING fans from all over the world that helped make [the show] so electric and magical from start to finish….you guys were the ULTIMATE audience [that] night!

“We always dreamed of playing with an orchestra one day and [that] night’s performance surpassed my wildest expectations. Jamshied Sharifi (our beloved arranger & conductor) and the incredible musicians behind us rose to the occasion and lifted our music to a whole new orgasmic level.

“I cannot wait to share this evening with all of you that weren’t able to attend via the upcoming DVD and CD sets. . . I truly believe last night was the PINNACLE of our 20-year career thus far and an incredible ending to the latest chapter in DREAM THEATER history.

“How the hell will we top it???????????

“Give me some time, and I’ll think of something!”