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When Dream & Day Unite Import

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  • Audio CD (July 4 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: MCA Records
  • ASIN: B000006YCU
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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1. A Fortune In Lies
2. Status Seeker
3. Ytse Jam
4. The Killing Hand
5. Light Fuse And Get Away
6. Afterlife
7. The One Who Help To Set The Sun
8. Only A Matter Of Time

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Out of print in the U.S.! Import pressing of the 1989 debut album from the Progressive Metal band. When Dream & Day Unite incorporated musical ideas from their predecessors like Yes, Genesis, Queensryche, Rush and the like and forged their own distinctive imprint. Players John Petrucci on guitar and drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist John Myung were joined by Charles Domenici on vocals. This would be Domenici's only foray with the group, replaced by James Labrie after this LP. Includes the studio version of the live favorite 'YTSE Jam' as well as 'Only A Matter Of Time'.


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This album is incredibly interesting! :) I can't believe how far DT has come since this album. New vocalist, world tours, 20th anniversaries, new drummer. It's incredible. Give this album a listen. It's hard to find these days, It's not on iTunes, either. Give it a spin.
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This 1st album of a very different sounding DT (only album not to feature James Labrie), is a real gem. Very "raw" and "rougher" than the releases that follow. I was very glad to find this on Amazon.ca, and for a very reasonable price.
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Yikes! Horrible cover plus raw/cheap sound. Added to that is that the non-jewel hard cover case has no booklet. When asked about it, the label said to also by the version that came in a jewel case. Charlie did not have the vocal chops.
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I honestly enjoy this album a lot and even can say I don't mind Charlie Dominicci's voice. Although he may sound too annyoing at first, his voice tone fits to the music.
The only things said (by fans that do not enjoy this album) that I have to agree are two clear points:
- the production is awfull.
- John Petrucci does not play great solos
For the rest, it is a pure and technical effort, full of complicated parts and challenging compositions and features
3 of DT's best songs: "ytsejam", "Killing Hand" and "Only A Matter of time".
The opening track "A Fortune In Lies" is a powerfull song and is still a favorite among fans. I like the bass sound in this song a lot, and in the album as a whole. Maybe at that time, Petrucci was not playing low notes that hide Myung's lines.
Obviously raw, but benefits from technical playing and great song writting.
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I was into Dream Theater from their very first release -- When Dream and Day Unite -- because of a review I'd read in Britain's Kerrang! magazine.
Being a major progressive and melodic rock freak, I just had to seek out this album and listen to it.
I did. And I did. And it hooked me from the start.
I have a confession to make, however. I've tried and tried and tried to like James LaBrie's vocals and I just can't. LaBrie alternates between a melodramatic breathiness and a where's-the-note-I'm-looking-for histrionic that grates on my nerves. That's why, for my tastes, this debut featuring Charlie Dominici is the perfect blend of superb musicianship and soaring vocals.
That's why even though I've seen Dream Theater in concert a half dozen times and have all of their albums, I return again and again to this debut -- especially when I'm at the office, where I do most of my listening. It's the perfect blend of pleasant, yet powerful vocals and a level of musicianship that astounds to this day.
Granted, the guitar work is a bit pushed back in the mix. And it seems slanted more toward the keyboards than it could have been. But each song is great. Very upbeat and driving. Particularly the last track, "Only a Matter of Time." I put that on Repeat on my CD player at the office and use it to inspire my copywriting.
Other stand-out tracks include the now-classic "Ytse Jam" and "Light Fuse and Get Away."
DT has come a long way since this debut release. They've literally become a world-wide phenomenon, revered by fans and critics alike. And held in highest regard by fellow musicians who consider them to be demi-gods.
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People complaining that there are "no 10+ minute songs" or that the production is shoddy are not opening their eyes. This is a debut! How many bands can claim to have seemless songwriting skills, talent beyond their years and to produce an album full of great music on their debut? Not many, I tell you now.
OK, so it isn't flawless. I DON'T like Dominici's vocals as much as LaBries. I DON'T think the production is good. I DON'T think the songwriting is AS strong as on later albums. And there is the tendency for influences (especially Queensryche and Rush) to shine through, along with a fairly typical 80s sound (that I don't go for here; maybe since I just don't associate it with Dream Theater). But what can you expect? Dream Theater are not Gods, merely musicians. Listen to Images And Words or Metropolis-Part2 - do you really think any band can get it absolutely right first time around? It took Dream Theater a lot less time than most to perfect their sound and still keep it varying from album to album.
What's more (or at least what I really like about this album) as that is is argueably more tasteful than later offerings. It never goes overboard, and the only thing I don't particularly like about Dream Theater is when they do just that. That isn't to say that this isn't technical or progressive. The music is melodic, speedy, progressive, technical and emotional - all rolled into one. And sometimes (on more "mature" albums) Dream Theater lose some of those qualities in favour of others. I'm not slagging them because they are one of my favourite bands, but it has to be said.
To sum up, this isn't Dream Theater's best (that would be Images And Words), their most well produced (Metropolis-Part2: Scenes From A Memory) their heaviest (Awake) or their most accessible (Falling Into Infinity). It isn't flawless. But is also very far from being a collection completer. If you like Dream Theater then I just don't see where you can go wrong with this album.
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