2 x LP
(2005 ) 2013 EU reissue on 180g 2LP embossed gatefold vinyl with a download of high quality FLAC files of full album courtesy of Roadrunner Records. Artwork by Hugh Syme.Dream Theater's brand new self-titled opus is a masterpiece of ambition, adventure an
2007 EU 180g 2LP reissue embossed gatefold vinyl = Artwork by Hugh Syme. Dream Theater's brand new self-titled opus is a masterpiece of ambition, adventure and redefined purpose.
James LaBrie - lead vocals
John Petrucci - guitar, vocals
Jordan Rudess - keyboards
John Myung - bass
Mike Mangini - drums
Dream Theater serves as both entry-point for curious newcomers and shining beacon to longtime devotees. It is a landmark statement befitting of not only the band's multiple milestones, but of their increasing prowess, perseverance and overall fulfillment from creating diverse, nuanced and atmospheric compositions. Evocative, transcendent, genre-defining and as hungry as ever, Dream Theater's music is as timeless as the dozen-album strong discography and more than 25 years of performing would suggest, while alternately ever-advancing toward new horizons.
Dream Theater was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing. The album marks the band's first to have been written and recorded with drummer Mike Mangini (who joined the band in 2010).
“I see every new album as an opportunity to start over,” says Petrucci. “To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
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Extra info: gatefold sleeve
Originally released: 2005
This release: 2013