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Honestly they are both awesome, but I'd probably prefer set 2.
Probably Bridges in the Sky / Outcry / Breaking All Illusions.
Contrary to a few of the views expressed here, I actually like the fact that Mangini didn't go into the studio with a 'guns blazing, balls-to-the-wall, over the top' approach---and that says a lot, because the drumming on [i]A Dramatic Turn of Events[/i] isn't exactly a "walk in the park". Mike played exactly what the album called for. I've followed his career for well over a decade, and his playing speaks for itself; the guy really is at a one-of-a-kind level. However, what really impressed me, both on the new album and the summer tour, was his professionalism. The way he has been so respectful of playing Portnoy's original parts, as well as not trying to prove his right to be in the band by over playing etc., was very professional. The new album does have a good bit of "groove/pocket" playing, but is that really a bad thing? What I hear is a guy who wants to play what's best for the music. His drumming complements the new album so well, without coming across as "hey everybody, look how amazingly crazy-good my drumming is!". You don't just play however you feel like upon being accepted into a band of Dream Theater's stature. Apart from being common sense, it's just basic courtesy. You're the "new guy", and over time, you get more of a say-so, and various other privileges. It's a transition period for everyone in the band, and I'd imagine that the last thing Mike wanted to do was steal the show by playing over everyone else. As far as I'm concerned, the guy knocked it out of the ballpark. It's easy for spectators to talk big, and forget just how much talent, discipline and dedication it takes to get to where Mike Mangini is.
Love this song; especially LaBrie's entrance along with Jordan and JMX.
John Myung has been my favorite lyricist in Dream Theater since day one ;)