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Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory

Dream Theater Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (562 customer reviews)
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There's always been an element of slightly camp theatricality about progressive rock--witness Peter Gabriel dressing up as a giant hogweed--so the idea of a progressive musical isn't too much of a stretch. Dream Theater's Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes from a Memory takes the progressive rock staple of a concept album in a stagy new direction. You know they're up to something when the booklet divides the album into "Act One" and "Act Two", the lyrics are told from the point of view of a cast of characters, and the band credit themselves as "The Orchestra". In the hands of almost anyone else this would seem risibly pretentious, but Dream Theater somehow manage to carry it off (just) by virtue of their uniquely heavy metal slant on the old progressive format. Their blistering, even-louder-than-Metallica riffing takes the dainty edge off the proceedings (most of the time) as the story of dying and "learning to live" unfolds.

Both their fans and the band seem to agree that 1992's Images and Words is their finest work to date, so it's only fitting that the plot here is an extension of the track "Metropolis, Part 1" from that album. The extraordinary virtuoso musicianship of the band is, of course, abundantly on display again (amateurs can only shake their heads in despair when players this good let rip), and James LaBrie sings all the "roles" with real gusto. With a new keyboard player to fill the talent gap left by the departure of Kevin Moore, and studio production that rightly gives all the individual instruments their due, Dream Theater seem finally to have found their musical feet again. --Mark Walker

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Scenes From A Memory is Dream Theater's first studio album in two years and the epic masterpiece fans have been waiting for. This album features a special, tantalizing focus that die-hard fans have been demanding for years. Scenes From A Memory shows the band to be in top form, wrapping their superb musicianship around a set of smart, accessible, solidly crafted rock.

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5.0 out of 5 stars All good! March 12 2014
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All good! Met expectations as advertised such as disk quality and delivered within the time promised. Price was much than commercial store costs
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful Dec 14 2012
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this album is amazing. I can't imagine going without it. The songs that aren't metal are perfectly timed and long enough to enjoy without cutting into the metal experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME! Oct. 16 2012
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One of my favorite albums of all time! Everything about this album from the concept to the lyrics to the amazing level of musicianship is just mindblowing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best DT album. Sept. 8 2012
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Amazing CD, one of Dream Theater's best albums. Couldn't find this one in store at like HMV and other places, so I decided to get it through Amazon, and they were awesome. Album came in pretty quickly (quicker than what I expected, only like 5-6 days after ordering) and was in great condition. Had no problems with it. Highly highly highly recommend Metropolis Pt.2 for any progressive rock/metal fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best DT album! Feb. 24 2012
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I really like this album! Best of DT!
You have to sit on a chair and listen the whole album. No pause, no stop.

Lowest price I found!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good album. Feb. 16 2010
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It is one of the most inspired albums of DT, much better than a lot of their more recent works, which tend to sound like soapy Hollywood drama music at times (some songs on Octavarium and Systematic Chaos for instance). The music here is original, and the story it depicts is well woven through the songs. Only second to Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for me, a must-buy for any DT fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DREAM THEATER BRINGS THE BEST July 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence are my most favorite albums; these guys know how to make music. This nice long "play" of a murder mystery is what helped get me into my ways of appreciating real rock and falling away from Blink 182 and Green day and all those bands I can't stand anymore. Whenever I play this around my friends, number one: Regression, they think that I've gone waked with this mental stress stuff. But when Overture of 1928 comes on they like it. John Petrucci on his Guitar, Mike Portnoy on his Drums, Derek Sherinian on his keyboard, John Myung on his Base Guitar, and James La-brie with his singing makes this a very successful album. These guys can do every level of rock, soft, hard, metal, medium. And they do it. I've gone to their concerts, and it's a blast watching these guys with their awesome talents. I just can't get sick of them. I give Dream Theater 5 out of 5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC July 9 2004
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Now this is a fine piece of music from start to finish.I love the begining of this with great use of stereo sound.This is probably there best cd out there.There last two have not lived up to this release.Buy this and piece the story together,if you can.
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