Ruin an Album Title: Dream Theater – Images and Swords

Dream Theater - Images and Swords

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Dream Theater - Images and Swords

Images and Words was released on July 7, 1992. It is the second album by Dream Theater and the first to feature James LaBrie on vocals.

The song “Pull Me Under” was the first single off the album and became a surprise hit, garnering airplay on radios and MTV.

ATCO, the band’s label at that time sent out two-track CD Promo for “Take the Time” with a note: “Play the unabridged version!”
(Editor’s note: we have that package somewhere, finding it is a different matter.)

Now Playing: Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater’s fourteenth studio album “Distance Over Time” is officially released on Friday, February 22, 2019.

The album clocks in under 1 hour, without bonus track “Viper King”.

“Room 137” lyric was written by Mike Mangini , which is a first for Dream Theater.

After the first listen of the album in its entirety, not counting the first three songs (“Untethered Angel”, Paralyzed”, and “Fall into the Light”) which were made available prior to the album release; “At Wit’s End” and “Viper King” stand out.

I need to listen to this album a lot more time to form any further opinion.

Blue Rondo à la Turk

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Blue Rondo à la Turk (iTunes | Amazon) is a magnificent track by off Time Out, by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Blue Rondo à La Turk (Live) on Youtube

Two standout covers of this song:

  • Al Jarreau – “Breakin’ Away” album (iTunes | Amazon)
    (Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo à la Turk
  • Paul Gilbert – “Vibrato” album (iTunes | Amazon)
    Blue Rondo a La Turk

P.S.: The Dave Brubeck Quartet influence is pretty prominent in Dream Theater’s repertoire.