When Dream And Day Unite - Dream Theater Reviews
Description:Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Dream Theater / Import / Audio CD released 1999-11-01 at Mca / Disc #1 ... more
When Dream And Day Unite - Dream Theater ... Tracklisting
1 Fortune in Lies
2 Status Seeker
3 Ytsť Jam [Instrumental]
4 Killing Hand
5 Light Fuse and Get Away
7 Ones Who Help to Set the Sun
8 Only a Matter of Time
Newest Review: ... lots of experimentation here with the frequent changes in direction of the music, but once it has standardised and you can ... more
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by - written on 06/02/10 (Very useful, 38 readings)
The Progressive Metal band Dream Theater came with their debut album in 1989 when they dropped "When Dream And Day Unite", and made their first real impression on the Metal world. Coming fairly soon after being re-named (after previously being called 'Majesty' and working mostly from material from the likes of Iron Maiden and Rush), it sees them showing what they are about with fresh, original material that would initially be ignored until they found more mainstream success on their sophomore release three years later. 1. "A Fortune In Lies" They kick the album off with this one as they come in with an empowering number and one ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/11/08 (Useful, 12 readings)
For their debut 1989 album, Dream Theater had Charlie Dominicci fronting them in the vocal department, and over the years James LaBrie's absence from this debut line up has greatly detracted too many (newer) fans from When Dream and Day Unite. Dominicci is certainly a different kettle of fish although he does an excellent all round job and his ability to hit the high notes without breaking wind is apparent too. As for its style, When Dream and Day Unite is still a highly recognisable Dream Theater record, and it set the mould for many future successes with The Ytse Jam (Majesty spelt backwards) being an important and defining track (along with the likes of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/06/08 (Very useful, 13 readings)
Dream Theater's first album is unfairly overlooked in the band's overrated discography, presumably for sounding so different from their later releases, and containing a vocalist other than the frequently irritating James LaBrie, as if that's a bad thing. With a great instrumental performance that doesn't descend into needless masturbation too often and emphasis on creating catchy, almost shamelessly pop-oriented melodies and choruses, this is perhaps Dream Theater at their most accessible and their most distinctly 1980s. Songs like the cheesy 'Status Seeker' with its game show keyboards will perhaps prove an embarrassment to fans who appreciate Dream Theater's ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/09/01, updated on 15/09/01
The Killing Hand, YTSEJam, great playing. Grim, terrible singer. - Advantages: Great playing, Amusing 80s hairdos - Disadvantages: Terrible, awful vocals, Dodgy lyrics
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