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    September 16, 2011 - 4:34pm

    I want my wife to be a DT fan, but I know I'll have to start slow.. To this end, I wanted to gather up their most gentle and sweet songs and burn it for her. I kept it in order of album release year. Here's what I have so far...

    1. Wait for Sleep
    2. The Silent Man
    3. Hollow Years
    4. Through My Words
    5. Through Her Eyes
    6. The Spirit Carries On
    7. Goodnight Kiss
    8. Solitary Shell
    9. Vacant
    10. The Answer Lies Within
    11. Far from Heaven
    12. Beneath the Surface

    What am I forgetting or overlooking?
    Thanks

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Arvis Tatom's picture
on September 16, 2011 - 4:34pm

I want my wife to be a DT fan, but I know I'll have to start slow.. To this end, I wanted to gather up their most gentle and sweet songs and burn it for her. I kept it in order of album release year. Here's what I have so far...

1. Wait for Sleep
2. The Silent Man
3. Hollow Years
4. Through My Words
5. Through Her Eyes
6. The Spirit Carries On
7. Goodnight Kiss
8. Solitary Shell
9. Vacant
10. The Answer Lies Within
11. Far from Heaven
12. Beneath the Surface

What am I forgetting or overlooking?
Thanks

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Hprog's picture

[quote=Lightweight]The Dark Eternal Night - for those times when the dinner's not on the table when you get home.[/quote]

LOL!

Lightweight's picture

The Dark Eternal Night - for those times when the dinner's not on the table when you get home.

BigBunny's picture

Lifting Shadows Off A Dream

Hprog's picture

Well, my girlfriend likes DT already, although she's not a fan as such. She's into heavy and punky stuff but can really appreciate good music :D

By the way, my mother is also into DT. She heard SFAM once while I was listening and loved it. Then she heard ACOS and was completely into them. When Dream Theater first went to Venezuela, I took her to see the show. The last thing she told me about ADTOE was: "My old DT is back!" :D

Daso's picture

I think you should add This is the Life if you're adding The Spirit Carries On, since the "heavy" parts are very similar, being the solos and ending.

Voodoo Cartel's picture

I reckon you should start with music she already likes and try to find a DT song in a similar vein.

My Mrs likes Muse so I went for symphonic tracks of Systematic Chaos.

Also you could try the covers, (Saucer full of Floyd, B side of A Change of Seasons, Master of Puppets).

WDADU's picture

Disappear could be a possible choice.

JinovaDTF's picture

The first time my wife heard TAMP, she said "oh, I love that guys voice"

Acid Rain Puppy's picture

This is the Life.

Exsortis's picture

I got my wife onto DT when she heard Space-Dye Vest on Awake. Then Scenes From A Memory, which she liked in its entirety. Now, she's completely hooked, and we see DT almost every time they're in town!

Signatus's picture

Well, my wife likes DT because Spirit Carries On. I think it could be the first song to introduce to her, and then Walk Beside You.

Worldwideant's picture

You forget "Space-Dye Vest". I think a nice trick to get your wife, or someone, to like Dream Theater, becomes easier if instead of playing from cds you put a dvd on. "Octavarium" from "Score" dvd is very impressive, specially the intro, and generally showing details such as unisons, or jams, make things easier. You can put something from An evening with John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess. It is a classic example that shows the range of Dream Theater's potential in music. Even some of Liquid Tension Experiment albums, "Liquid Dreams", "A state of Grace," as well as John Petrucci's selected tracks from Suspended Animation as "Lost without You". If your wife won't become A Dream Theater fan after all those songs, stop trying :p .

Earthling2112's picture

wither

SilentFury007's picture

I'd definitely say I Walk Beside You, however you might want to reconsider Goodnight Kiss. While it's one of my favorites, the sorta scary guitar solo with the woman in agony in the background might turn her off! :) also, if you have a way of doing it (you can do it in iTunes I believe) the last 5 minutes or so of Count of Tuscany (for me) are wife-converting magic! :)

Earthling2112's picture

repentance

chrismas92's picture

Maybe Another Day or This is the Life. Maybe even Surrounded or I Walk Beside You. I don't know what your definition of gentle might be, but those songs have a good upbeat vibe even though they are not ballad-type songs and they might be good for introducing someone to Dream Theater's other styles without throwing Octavarium at them.

EDIT: Oh! Maybe Ana Lee from Falling into Infinity.