History Trivia / DreamTheater

26th Apr '17 2:21:57 PM Iamabrawler
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*** Regarding Portnoy, he ''did'' have plans to play the entire Twelve-Step Suite live at one point, but unfortunately these plans never came to fruition following his departure.

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*** Regarding Portnoy, he ''did'' have plans to play the entire Twelve-Step Suite live at one point, but unfortunately these plans never came to fruition following his departure. He eventually did play the Twelve-Step Suite with various other bands, but not with others from DT.
26th Apr '17 2:19:00 PM Iamabrawler
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* CrossDressingVoices: James [=LaBrie=] has sung several songs in the point of view of female protagonists. Notable examples include ''Scenes From a Memory'' [[note]]as Victoria[[/note]] and ''The Astonishing'' [[note]]as Faythe[[/note]].

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* CrossDressingVoices: James [=LaBrie=] has sung several songs in the point of view of female protagonists. Notable examples include ''Scenes From a Memory'' [[note]]as Victoria[[/note]] and ''The Astonishing'' [[note]]as Faythe[[/note]].Faythe and, to a lesser extent, Faythe's mother Arabelle[[/note]].
20th Apr '17 1:44:14 AM TheDeadSkin
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* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Mike Portnoy, with side-projects such as Music/LiquidTensionExperiment, OSI, and Music/{{Transatlantic}}, and even moreso after he left the band. Also Music/JordanRudess, who, as of 2013, has been working on no less than four musical projects [[note]]''Dream Theater'', ''Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra'', ''All That Is Now'', and ''Levin Minneman Rudess'', as well as guest work for Eyal Amir and Ayreon[[/note]] and continuing to develop and promote various apps [[note]]Ear Wizard, the Explores app, Jam Bandit[[/note]] and technologies[[note]]Roli Seaboard, Ableton Push, Touch Keys[[/note]].

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* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Mike Portnoy, with side-projects such as Music/LiquidTensionExperiment, OSI, and Music/{{Transatlantic}}, Transatlantic, and even moreso after he left the band. Also Music/JordanRudess, who, as of 2013, has been working on no less than four musical projects [[note]]''Dream Theater'', ''Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra'', ''All That Is Now'', and ''Levin Minneman Rudess'', as well as guest work for Eyal Amir and Ayreon[[/note]] and continuing to develop and promote various apps [[note]]Ear Wizard, the Explores app, Jam Bandit[[/note]] and technologies[[note]]Roli Seaboard, Ableton Push, Touch Keys[[/note]].



** Petrucci felt that ''Metropolis Pt. 2'' needed a "heavier and larger" mix and called in Kevin Shirley was to remix it, but due to time constraints, Bottrill's original mixes of "Regression", "The Dance of Eternity", "One Last Time" and "Finally Free" were left on the album.

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** Petrucci felt that ''Metropolis Pt. 2'' needed a "heavier and larger" mix and called in Kevin Shirley was to remix it, but due to time constraints, David Bottrill's original mixes of "Regression", "The Dance of Eternity", "One Last Time" and "Finally Free" were left on the album.
12th Jan '17 12:15:01 AM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: Roger Glover of Music/DeepPurple mixed Dream Theater's CoverAlbum of ''Made in Japan''.
10th Jan '17 7:25:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The most egregious example was with ''Falling into Infinity'', where the meddling was so severe it almost caused the band to break up. After this point they renegotiated their contract to ensure they would have complete creative control over their future works. An earlier, less severe example is the triggered drum sound on ''Music/ImagesAndWords'', which wasn't the band's idea.
8th Jan '17 6:28:54 PM CassandraLeo
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* TroubledProduction: The band almost broke up during the production of ''Falling into Infinity'' in no small part due to label pressures and associated ExecutiveMeddling. It was a result of this that the band insisted on full creative control over their future albums. The band retroactively credited Sherinian for keeping them grounded during the recording process of the album, saying that without him, they may well have broken up. They have also had wildly different stances on how much executive meddling affected the final product; Portnoy said it affected the songwriting and arrangements a lot, while Petrucci said they wrote the album they wanted to write. The release of the demos for the album does suggest Portnoy may have had a point, though; some of the songs (particularly "You or Me" and "Burning My Soul") differ significantly from the final products, and some of the material left on the cutting room floor (particularly "Raise the Knife") was a lot proggier than some of the songs that made it onto the album.
8th Jan '17 6:23:36 PM CassandraLeo
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: Petrucci apparently regarded ''Octavarium'' as the band's best effort to date. While some of the album is universally loved by fans, the band's decision to incorporate influence from more mainstream acts like Music/{{U2}} and Music/{{Muse}} was divisive; there's a particularly big BrokenBase over songs like "The Answer Lies Within" and "I Walk Beside You".
8th Jan '17 4:05:18 PM CassandraLeo
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*** Regarding Portnoy, he ''did'' have plans to play the entire Twelve-Step Suite live at one point, but unfortunately these plans never came to fruition following his departure.

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*** Regarding Portnoy, he ''did'' have plans to play the entire Twelve-Step Suite live at one point, but unfortunately these plans never came to fruition following his departure.departure.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The Twelve-Step Suite is a textbook example, as it was written about Portnoy's recovery from alcoholism. Actually, quite a few of Portnoy's lyrics qualify; for instance, "Constant Motion" is a metaphor for his experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder, while "A Change of Seasons" was written about the death of his mother. Some of the other band members' lyrics also qualify.
16th Nov '16 6:03:44 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** John Arch (who had been out of Fates Warning for several years at that point) was apparently offered a job after Dominici was fired, though he ultimately opted to not join due to personal commitments.
18th Apr '16 7:06:22 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** "Repentance", from ''Systematic Chaos'', has [[Music/{{Yes}} Jon Anderson]], [[Music/PorcupineTree Steven Wilson]], Wrestling/ChrisJericho, [[Music/{{Slipknot}} Corey Taylor]], [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Ellefson]], Music/SteveVai, Music/JoeSatriani, and then some.
** Doug Pinnick sings a part in "Lines in the Sand", from ''Falling into Infinity''.
** The hypnotherapist in ''Metropolis Pt. 2'' is played by Music/{{Rush}}'s RecordProducer Terry Brown, while Edward is voiced by Music/{{Tool}} producer and original engineer David Bottrill.
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