Dream Theater "Images And Words"

Dream Theater "Images And Words"

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Dream Theater
Images And Words
The Story
On Dream Theater's 1992 major label debut album, "Images And Words", the group (led by guitarist John Petrucci and drummer Mike Portnoy) offered eleven tracks of unique, intensely rich, progressive hard rock. Crunching guitars trade solos with elaborate keyboards (Kevin Moore) and Portnoy's intricate drum patterns and multiple tempo/time signature changes set a pattern for albums to come. Petrucci shines brightest on challenging tracks such as "Surrounded" and "Metropolis-Part I" "Images And Words" also features outstanding contributions from keyboardist Moore and bassist John Myung on cuts such as "Learning To Live" and "Surrounded".
The Music
08:11 Pull Me Under Vocal
04:22 Another Day Vocal
08:21 Take The Time Vocal
05:28 Surrounded Vocal
09:30 Metropolis-Part I Vocal
07:02 Under A Glass Moon Vocal
02:31 Wait For Sleep Vocal
11:30 Learning To Live Vocal
The Artists
John Petrucci Guitars, Cover Concept
Mike Portnoy Drums, Percussion, Cover Concept
John Myung Bass, Cover Concept
Kevin Moore Keyboards, Cover Concept
James LaBrie Lead & Background Vocals, Cover Concept
David Prater Production, Mixing
Doug Oberkircher Engineering, Mixing
Steve Regina Engineering Assistance
Jay Beckenstein Soprano Sax on "Another Day"
Derek Oliver A&R
Ted Jensen Mastering
Larry Freemantle Art Direcion
Dan Muro Photography
Recorded and mixed at Bear Tracks Studio, Suffern, NY, October-December, 1991.

Additional recording at The Hit Factory.

Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Computer imaging by Access Images.