The ultimate setlist for me:
Opening track (Whatever it is this time around)
Build Me Up, Break Me Down
On The Backs of angels
James Welcomes the Crowd
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Bridges in the Sky
Breaking All Illusions
Pull Me Under
Learning To Live
Metropolis Pt 1
A Change of Seasons
NOW THATS A GIG
Truth is, that there were three (main) writers for the band over the past few albums (Since SDOIT)
Petrucci, Portnoy and LaBrie.
Portnoy was more 'this is my life' kind of writing.
Petrucci was more 'This is a fairytale' writing
And LaBrie is more Politically influenced.
That's the way i see it anyway. Regardless of that however, no-one has any right to tell a band 'they shouldn't be doing this' etc etc.
As Mangini said in an interview people have to find their 'gift' and stick to it. He said [i]"I mean, my whole life people tapping me on the shoulder saying ‘You play too many drums, you play too many notes, blah blah blah blah’ I mean these people are just miserable, I don’t know why they can’t just pick up a tennis racquet and have a cocktail and have some fun – I don’t know what their problem is."[/i]
Personally, I love that quote, and I think that it's 100% true. We have no right to tell people how to do what they do. Just accept it, and smile.
The film clip is gorgeous.
I really liked it - follows the same dark principles of A Rite of Passage.
I really enjoyed it.
There's the video. ;P
68 digital albums (Which i'm not going to list)
Then all 11 studio albums in hard copy, All live albums in hard copy.
Dark Side of the Moon, Score, Budokan, Scenes from a Memory (live in NY 2000), Making of Scenes from a memory, Live at Bucharest, Live in Santiago, Chaos in Motion...
Yeah there's a lot there.
Seriously my digital collection is 4 days or 20GB on it's own.