First Published: 10 Jan 2014 – Classic Rock Radio (UK)
Uncle G’s FUN Concert Film Reviews
Spotlight: Dream Theater – Live at Luna Park (2013 Eagle Rock Entertainment)
By Gary “Uncle G” Brown
One of the ways I celebrated the New Year, was viewing Dream Theater’s first concert recorded exclusively for Blu-ray. The title; Dream Theater – Live At Luna Park. Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina during their tour for A Dramatic Turn of Events. The first Dream Theater tour without co-founder Mike Portnoy who quit the group back in 2010. Replaced by another phenomenal drummer named Mike Mangini, who worked with others including Steve Vai.
Recorded beautifully. For the most part, the band seriously rocks. Metal-Prog fans like myself eat this shit up. A vivid and sharp picture. Just like being there but without having to pay for parking. Definitely, a Blu-ray disc that begs for repeat plays. I watched/listened to the concert itself, three times so far. Comes with bonus material including a well-put-together straight-forward documentary on the band. Regarding the audio, it’s just like having a whole new live album. I’m a very happy Dream Theater fan. Climbed on-board when their second studio album, Images And Words, was released (1992). Never as a follower of the group was I extremely disappointed, except when Portnoy quit. Life goes on. Every past and now present member – extraordinary talented musicians. It’s been a real pleasure the last two decades getting into this group. I saw them once; Systematic Chaos Tour. LOVED every minute of that performance.
Note: Here’s your tracking list. Next to the name of the song I took the liberty to include the name of the studio album the song originated from.
Dream Theater – Live At Luna Park
Bridges In The Sky (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
The Dark Eternal Night (Systematic Chaos )
This Is The Life (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
The Root Of All Evil (Octavarium)
Lost Not Forgotten (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Mike Mangini Drum Solo
A Fortune In Lies (When Dream and Day Unite)
The Silent Man (Awake)
Beneath The Surface (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Outcry (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Jordan Rudess Piano Solo
Surrounded (Images and Words)
On The Backs Of Angels (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
War Inside My Head (Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence)
The Test That Stumped Them All (Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence)
John Petrucci Guitar Solo
The Spirit Carries On (Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory)
Breaking All Illusions (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Metropolis Pt. 1 (Images and Words)
These Walls (Octavarium)
Build Me Up, Break Me Down (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Caught In A Web (Awake)
Wait For Sleep (Images and Words)
Far From Heaven (A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Pull Me Under (Images and Words)
Cool setlist. A good representation of albums gone by. Yeah….I’m all over the earlier songs. The newer ones are here as well with the band playing throughout the almost three-hour concert, every song off what was then their last studio release, A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
Uncle G RATES…Dream Theater – Live at Luna Park (2013 Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Using the one to a five-star rating system, Uncle G is handing out 5 stars for this…ALL DAY AND NIGHT LONG. If a fan/follower of Dream Theater, it’s a MUST HAVE for the private collection.
Dream Theater – Metropolis pt.1 (Live At Luna Park)
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