Finally! After years of talking about it, The Dream Theater Official Bootlegs are now available to the public! I have dug into my extensive archives to offer you, the devoted DT fan, a chance to share with us so many of the great memories that have helped form this band's almost 20-year career.
We hope to offer roughly 3 titles every six months or so....ranging from the very beginnings as Majesty all the way up to our latest album and tour! And these titles are available exclusively from Ytsejam Records and nowhere else...
Dream Theater will be heading into the studio on Monday, March 10th, 2003, to write and record a new studio album.
Warner Brothers Publications has released an exceptionally well written book on singing, entitled "Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing". The book was written by Bill Martin, a well versed individual when it comes to techniques of singing.
James LaBrie is interviewed in this book as well as quoted in almost every chapter. The other singers included in this book are Bruce Dickinson, Geoff Tate, Joe Lynn Turner, Tim "Ripper" Owens, David Draiman, John Bush, Angela Gossow and more. You can visit Bill Martin's website at www.secretsofsinging.com.
Click here to order "Pro Secrets of Heavy Rock Singing" at Amazon.com.
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On November 1st, 2002, Warner Bros. Publications released a transcription book of Dream Theater's latest 2CD studio release "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence".
The book contains complete transcriptions (guitar and vocals) to all the songs on this double CD set. Including: The Glass Prison, Blind Faith, Misunderstood, The Great Debate, Disappear, Overture, About to Crash, War Inside My Head, The Test that Stumped Them All, Goodnight Kiss, Solitary Shell, About To Crash (Reprise), Losing Time/Grand Finale.
Click here to order the transcription book at MusicNotes.com.
Warner Bros. Publications has also released a new Dream Theater transcription book called the "Dream Theater Full Score Anthology". The book contains full guitar, drum, bass and keyboard transcriptions and includes "Dance of Eternity", "Erotomania", "Home", "Just Let Me Breathe", "Pull Me Under", "Peruvian Skies", "Under a Glass Moon" and "Voices".
Click here to buy the book at MusicNotes.com.
The following information regarding the 32-bit remaster of "When Dream And Day Unite" comes from Eddie Wilner of One Way Records:
Dream Theater fans will be happy to know a remastered version of When Dream And Day Unite will be available in standard jewel box which will contain the original 12 page color booklet from the Mechanic Records release in 1989, which contains pictures and lyrics. A must for any Dream Theater fan!
The limited edition debuted this week on Billboard's Internet Sales chart at #7. The remastered limited edition is completely sold out. We should have the jewel box version ready by the end of next week, but we're saying 4/9 just to play it safe.
One Way Records will be releasing a deluxe limited edition digipak version of Dream Theater's debut album "When Dream And Day Unite" on March 12th, 2002. The album will be remastered using 32-bit technology. There will only be 10000 copies of the limited edition available worldwide. These will be numbered in gold foil. The CD itself will be a picture disc. Once the 5000 copies are sold, the remaster will be available in a regular jewel case.
On August 8th, 2002, the following press release was sent out to 5,000 entertainment media contacts nationwide, including radio, TV and print, as well as all the entertainment news online databases and sites.
HEAVY METAL ROCKERS, DREAM THEATER, BEGIN THEIR LARGEST US CONCERT TOUR.
AUGUST 8, 2002 -- DREAM THEATER's 2002 U.S. co-headlining summer tour with Joe Satriani, beginning August 8 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, will be their most ambitious US tour in their 14-year career. In Europe and Japan, DREAM THEATER (Elektra Entertainment Group) sells-out festivals of up to 40,000 fans and their 2002 U.S. summer tour will have them playing to the largest audiences ever in their native United States of America.
DREAM THEATER will perform in outdoor 'Shed' venues in major cities, such as Michigan's 12,500-seat DTE Energy Center, August 30, and Northern California's 12,500-seat Chronicle Pavilion, August 11. The 29-date North American concert tour concludes with an anticipated sell-out performance in DREAM THEATER's hometown of Long Island, NY, September 14, 2002, at the 14,000-seat Jones Beach Theater.
Recognized as being comprised of some of the most technically proficient musicians alive, DREAM THEATER continues to defy the thrash, grunge and punk rock rehash herd, as well as pop rock's continuing - and somewhat never-ending - slide into total banality. DREAM THEATER's lush, dynamic and conceptual songs, averaging 8 to 12-minutes in length - the longest clocking in at 42-minutes - showcase the band's ability to create complex arrangements and perform them with passionate musicianship. Dream Theater's headlining performances average three hours in length with performances in their hometown of Metro New York lasting as long as four hours or more!
In spite of a complete lack of FM rock radio support, DREAM THEATER's rabidly loyal fan base continually and exponentially grows almost solely from word-of-mouth and more fan-supported web sites than any other rock band. Like well-known arena-filling bands such as METALLICA, PHISH and RUSH, DREAM THEATER follows their own musical path and, in hot pursuit, fans will drive 14-plus hours to witness the musical spectacle of a DREAM THEATER performance.
Since 1989, DREAM THEATER has released six studio and two live CDs, as well as a best-selling live performance DVD. DREAM THEATER's 2002 studio CD release is a double-disc set entitled SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULANCE, available on Elektra Records.