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Dream Theater - "Dream Theater" Tracklist and Artwork!

  • Dream Theater - "Dream Theater" Tracklist and Artwork!
    July 9, 2013 - 3:56pm


    Dream Theater’s self-titled album – the band’s 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records – will be released September 24, and now you can check out the cover art and see the track listing below!

    Says guitarist John Petrucci about Dream Theater, “I see every new album as an opportunity to start over. To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

    The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with guitarist Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

    In January, Petrucci said of Mangini’s work, “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”

    The track listing for Dream Theater is as follows:

    1. FALSE AWAKENING SUITE
    i. Sleep Paralysis
    ii. Night Terrors
    iii. Lucid Dream

    2. THE ENEMY INSIDE

    3. THE LOOKING GLASS

    4. ENIGMA MACHINE

    5. THE BIGGER PICTURE

    6. BEHIND THE VEIL

    7. SURRENDER TO REASON

    8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE

    9. ILLUMINATION THEORY
    i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
    ii. Live, Die, Kill
    iii. The Embracing Circle
    iv. The Pursuit of Truth
    v. Surrender, Trust & Passion

    Dream Theater will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 gram double LP, and a limited edition boxed set. Pre-orders are scheduled to launch in July at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.

    Dream Theater will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.

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on July 9, 2013 - 3:56pm


Dream Theater’s self-titled album – the band’s 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records – will be released September 24, and now you can check out the cover art and see the track listing below!

Says guitarist John Petrucci about Dream Theater, “I see every new album as an opportunity to start over. To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with guitarist Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

In January, Petrucci said of Mangini’s work, “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”

The track listing for Dream Theater is as follows:

1. FALSE AWAKENING SUITE
i. Sleep Paralysis
ii. Night Terrors
iii. Lucid Dream

2. THE ENEMY INSIDE

3. THE LOOKING GLASS

4. ENIGMA MACHINE

5. THE BIGGER PICTURE

6. BEHIND THE VEIL

7. SURRENDER TO REASON

8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE

9. ILLUMINATION THEORY
i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
ii. Live, Die, Kill
iii. The Embracing Circle
iv. The Pursuit of Truth
v. Surrender, Trust & Passion

Dream Theater will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 gram double LP, and a limited edition boxed set. Pre-orders are scheduled to launch in July at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.

Dream Theater will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.

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toastedhippo's picture

This is a spectacular album and was well worth the wait. I really like how Mr Mangini has been brought into the fold. The drum sounds are very different and almost synthetic in parts. The rough start to "The Enemy Inside" is just brilliant - Mangini varies the tone in the snare and there is a welcome "looseness" to some of the rhythm which makes it sound more natural. It's taken me eight or so plays to get into some of the songs. La Brie's vocals are fresh, Rudess' continues to be virtuosic with the keyboards whilst still being sensitive. There are one or two moments reminiscent of the Count of Tuscany, and there's obvious references to Rush in there. Some of the orchestral harmonisations are curious with passing octaves and some harmonies that JSB wouldn't be too happy about. That said, it all works brilliantly, and I really hope the band and all those involved in making this record are proud of a truly superb piece of work.

I would love to see Mr Rudess use the Compton Organ of Wolverhampton Civic Hall when the band comes - that would be a great adaptation to the show. Just a thought. Oh, and while you're in the UK perhaps travelling between Manchester and London, or London Wolverhampton, go and see the real enigma machine in Milton Keynes on your way. A photo opportunity if ever there was one!

Thanks again DT - amazing stuff.

Geoffrey Spencer's picture

Wow! This album really underscores just how musical DT are. The songs are just wonderful, only had the album for a few days and I just keep going back to it for another listen. I’ve had to rewind on more than one occasion to listen to those fast drum fills, puts a smile on my face. The synth/key intros sound really good, gives the album a nice feel. Guitar sounds real heavy in parts, unreal. Expressive vocals and great bass, as per usual. String ensemble is a nice addition. Never heard the band so tight and crisp, sounds like you are really gelling.

DT just go from strength to strength. Well done guys, you deserve your success. Can’t wait to see you live in Australia.

Mamchu7's picture

Both the new cd and the Luna Park cd/DVD are awesome :) you guys Never disappoint . As to what direction DT should go in that should remain in the hands of the band not the fans . Just know that where they lead, I will follow .

Antony666's picture

The new album is perfect.

2 chagements to prove it: First, we can see that the group has decided to completely change his musical direction, but wanting to retain some of their old era and the second, Mike Mangini is désormait the composition of some titles, including "Enigma machine", the instrumental album.

I like so eager to go the other powers in concert at home in Belgium.

My three essential tracks on this new album:

1. The Enemy Inside
2. Behing the Veil
3. Illumination Theory

Thyre's picture

Great album :)) See you guys in Stockholm in february.

Asharp's picture

Awesome..This album takes me on a encapsulating theatrical ride at intense progressive hyper speeds, while being submerged in a vortex of harmonic permanent waves!! Mangini is superb..No wait..he melts the paint off the ceiling. Thanks for recruiting him into the band JP! Best section - bass funk section after strings bit in Illumination Theory. (reminds me of Cygnus X-1 with a modern twist!)

Chambersma1's picture

After battling with iTunes all day with some tech cobblers, I'm now in heaven. Top album guys, loving your work as ever. See you in Feb 2104 at Wolves Civic.

ytsejam's picture

This album is amazing!!!!!!. The more i listen to it the better it gets. Love the new font for the website as well.

GJE's picture

Just new album received, great........
Back to heave stuff.....
Thanks guys!

Gerrit Jan ( Netherlands )

Jorge Armando's picture

@George Elliot: I'm gonna go with The looking glass, lol. Bet you a cold Guinness.

JeremyD's picture

Love the album artowrk, any chance on making a wallpaper for it? :p

dean.barrett2's picture

Not to be a buzzkill, but has anyone noticed the flaw in the artwork? Pull it into Photoshop and up the brightness, you will see it.
I'm excited for this album but hope this artwork gets amended before release.

George Elliot's picture

Any guess which song is the instrumental they promised? My guess is Enigma Machine.

olddtfan51's picture

This lools to be a very intense album.

Jorge Armando's picture

I like the track listing. Looks pretty intriguing. False and Illumination seem to be classic DT anthems. Man, I can hardly wait....

olddtfan51's picture

I don't think this is going to be a double album. I think this will be like S. C.begins with a epic and ends with one.

George Elliot's picture

Wow! I'm excited! Does anyone know if this is going to be a concept album and/or double disc? That last song looks like it could be long enough to take up its own disc like what was done on SDoIT.

ytsejam's picture

Man i need this album now.....lol. Loving the album cover & track listing.