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 .
I think of it as a very powerful song, and is one of my favorites. As I have already said in some other thread, I don't find it suitable for closing the album. BTS is a sad tune, and gives ADTOE a sad ending.
9 out of 10. I love the album, I gave a 9 only to save the 10 for some next album I might like more.
A Dramatic Turn of Events is a masterpiece. I listen to it constantly, and each time I fully enjoy it. Imo, the only imperfection is that by ending the album with "Beneath the Surface" is very sad. Don't get me wrong, I love "Beneath the Surface" I even associate a period of my life with the lyrics, but each time the album ends I feel sad.
I have listened to the album via the digital download, provided by WMG, have heard it quite a few times, and is a stelar Dream Theater release. No other spoiler, than what you read in official reviews. This album simply is amazing. "Lost not Forgotten", "Built me Up, Break Me Down", "Bridges in the Sky" and "Breaking All Illusions" are the tops for me.