DREAM THEATER – Lost Not Forgotten Archive; Images and Words Demos 1989-1991 (2022)

DREAM THEATER - Lost Not Forgotten Archive; Images and Words Demos 1989-1991 (2022) - full

Originally released in 2005 on Ytsejam Records, ‘Images And Words Demos (1989-1991)‘ documents a special period for DREAM THEATER as they prepared for the release of their landmark ‘Images And Words’ album.
This collection includes instrumental versions of fan-favorite Dream Theater classics like “Take The Time” and “Learning To Live”. Also showcasing rare early renditions of some of the band’s most well-known entries such as “Oliver’s Twist”, which would later become arguably the band’s greatest hit, “Pull Me Under'”.
It also features the original audition takes that would see Dream Theater appoint James LaBrie as their new vocalist, with songs performed by contender vocalists John Hendricks, Steve Stone and Chris Cintron.
Remastered 2022 and available on vinyl for the very first time, this is a fascinating look at the band’s earliest days together. This is, for many, the best Dream Theater era, and these ‘early versions’ are a must listen.
Highly Recommended


Instrumental Demos 1989-1991
1 – Metropolis
2 – Take the Time
3 – Learning to Live
4 – Under a Glass Moon
Vocalist Audition Demo 1990
5 – Don’t Look Past Me (feat. John Hendricks)
6 – To Live Forever (feat. John Hendricks)
7 – To Live Forever (feat. Steve Stone)
8 – A Change of Seasons (feat. Chris Cintron)
The ATCO Demos May 1991
9 – Metropolis
10 – To Live Forever
11 – Take the Time
Pre-Production Demos October 1991
12 – Pull Me Under
13 – Another Day
14 – Surrounded
15 – Under a Glass Moon
16 – Wait for Sleep
17 – Learning to Live
18 – Oliver’s Twist

– James LaBrie / vocals (tracks 9-17)
– John Hendricks / vocals (tracks 5 & 6)
– Steve Stone / vocals (track 7)
– Chris Cintron / vocals (track 8)
– Kevin Moore / keyboards
– John Myung / bass guitar
– John Petrucci / guitars
– Mike Portnoy / drums



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