Hoping for something along these lines:
Metropolis Pt. 1
A Rite of Passage
Breaking All Illusions
On the Backs of Angels
(MM & JR solos)
Bridges in the Sky
Learning to Live
This is the Life / The Spirit Carries On
The Dark Eternal Night
The Count of Tuscany
Yeah, the documentary was great, I had chills when they made the call to Mangini, his reaction was priceless and I couldn't be happier for the guy, he seems so genuine and down to earth, and what a talent!
Another thing in the documentary that stood out for me was in the early part, where they are interviewing Portnoy and Petrucci and Portnoy looks deflated and tired, uttering something along the lines of - sometimes things get stale, or however he put it. That scene sets up the band holding those auditions, as Portnoy's heart was clearly no longer in it. I love the new enthusiasm with the band these days, Mangini is an awesome player and their new CD is amazing. Can't wait to see them play some of it LIVE on Sept 28 in Vancouver, Canada.
Oh Mr. Portnoy, how I thought he would bow out with some grace, realizing he shot himself in the foot, so to speak. But I guess he has deep resentment over not being allowed back in the band. Sad day for all involved.
1. A Dramatic Turn of Events (I know it's very new, but every song is brilliant and Mangini is a refreshing change)
2. Images and Words
3. Systematic Chaos
4. Metropolis Pt. 2 - Scenes From a Memory
5. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
8. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
9. Train of Thought
10. Falling Into Infinity
11. When Dream and Day Unite
The new album is remarkable. The more I listen to it, the better it is, in my opinion. This could possibly become my favourite DT album in time.
Vancouver, Canada Sept 28/11