Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite


7.4 | 526 votes |
Release date: 6 March 1989
Style: Progressive metal

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01. A Fortune In Lies
02. Status Seeker
03. The Ytse Jam
04. The Killing Hand
    1 - The Observance
    2 - Ancient Renewal
    3 - The Stray Seed
    4 - Thorus
    5 - Exodus
05. Light Fuse And Get Away
06. Afterlife
07. The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun
08. Only A Matter Of Time

Line-up
Charlie Dominici - vocals
Kevin Moore - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Portnoy - drums, backing vocals
John Myung - bass

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
7.8
1989, the date of birth of the biggest progressive metal band ever is set with the release of their first full-length album, nicely entitled 'When Dream And Day Unite'. Dream Theater is hailing from New York, NY and its lineup is then Mike Portnoy , John Petrucci , John Myung , Kevin Moore and Charlie Dominici . This album is probably not their best release but as we're going to see, it features still incredible stuff, especially if you consider again that we are in 1989 and progressive as only known with progressive rock bands such as the mighty Rush and others.

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published 10.01.2004 | Comments (15)

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04.03.2010 - 21:39
Rating: 10
Tadashi23
Most underrated album ever....
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04.03.2010 - 22:41
Rating: 7
Darkside Momo
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Written by Tadashi23 on 04.03.2010 at 21:39

Most underrated album ever....

I can't really agree with you. It's good, true, but the band showed they could write even better songs later... and thankfully without Charlie Dominici!
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04.03.2010 - 23:02
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Very good album, and as Kalisia have shown, decent production really brings out how awesome the songwriting really is. But I do like the nostalgic feeling the bad production gives me...

"Light Fuse And Get Away" is still one of my favorite songs to this day.
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04.03.2010 - 23:28
Rating: 7
Darkside Momo
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Written by Introspekrieg on 04.03.2010 at 23:02

Very good album, and as Kalisia have shown, decent production really brings out how awesome the songwriting really is. But I do like the nostalgic feeling the bad production gives me...

"Light Fuse And Get Away" is still one of my favorite songs to this day.

Fact is, the production doesn't disturbs me in any way. It's old and has its flaws, but WTF?

And my fav song on this is The Killing Hand. First of their epics, and still one of the best.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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22.03.2011 - 21:25
Rating: 9
Dark Seraphim
Wondeful album. "The Killing Hand" and "The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun" are still two of my favourite Dream Theater songs.
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28.09.2011 - 18:29
John Shock
That's a nice album, indeed! I like it a lot! Sounds like real 80's, not end 80's, but middle 80's, with a raspy sound, but it's nice!
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28.02.2013 - 18:45
Rating: 9
Aristarchos
I love this early sound of Dream Theater. They really manage to mix in so great melodies in their complex music. So much better than their later material.
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05.03.2013 - 22:48
Rating: 7
Azarath
Definitely underrated. I'd take this over anything they've done since Six Degrees.
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02.04.2013 - 19:29
Metropolis_Dream
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Very underrated debut. Dominici did a great job here. The Killing Hand and Ytse Jam can be considered as DT classics.
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02.04.2013 - 21:14
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Guest on 02.04.2013 at 19:29

Very underrated debut. Dominici did a great job here. The Killing Hand and Ytse Jam can be considered as DT classics.


They are. I wish they played The Killing Hand live though. It almost never (if ever) happens.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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18.06.2014 - 10:54
Dr. Strawberry
Kevin LaBrie sounds differently !
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18.06.2014 - 15:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.06.2014 at 10:54

Kevin LaBrie sounds differently !





There is no LaBrie on here
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18.06.2014 - 16:50
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2014 at 15:07

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.06.2014 at 10:54

Kevin LaBrie sounds differently !





There is no LaBrie on here

I am not the one who said that. When Petrucci or Portnoy said Dominici's vocals didn't fit in actually it's only their excuse to get rid of him. For me, Kevin LaBrie and Dominici are within the same vocal range.
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18.06.2014 - 16:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.06.2014 at 16:50

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2014 at 15:07

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.06.2014 at 10:54

Kevin LaBrie sounds differently !





There is no LaBrie on here

I am not the one who said that. When Petrucci or Portnoy said Dominici's vocals didn't fit in actually it's only their excuse to get rid of him. For me, Kevin LaBrie and Dominici are within the same vocal range.



I klnew there was soemthing wrong with your first post. Only just now did it dawn on me... Dominici's follow-up is James LaBrie and not Kevin LaBrie
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30.07.2014 - 13:20
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
A lot of bands have humble beginnings, and Dream Theater is most definitely one of them. "When Dream and Day unite" isn't actually a bad album though, and it's only when you compare it to the likes of "Images and Words" that it seems weak. The only real problem I have with DT's debut is the vocals, which are nowhere near as strong as the musicianship taking place in songs as great as 'The Ones who help to set the Sun', and the instrumental 'The Ytse Jam' deserves its place amongst the best songs of DT's career. A slow start for sure, but one that didn't come without its golden moments.
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30.09.2014 - 17:20
telephonebear
Quote:

I klnew there was soemthing wrong with your first post. Only just now did it dawn on me... Dominici's follow-up is James LaBrie and not Kevin LaBrie


Real name Kevin, there was already Moore and he didnt want two Johns and two Kevins
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30.09.2014 - 17:54
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by telephonebear on 30.09.2014 at 17:20
Real name Kevin, there was already Moore and he didnt want two Johns and two Kevins

Seriously, the quote chain is an eyesore. It doesn't take much to delete half a dozen lines of text/code before posting.
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13.09.2015 - 23:37
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Excellent album! A great starting point for this band, with very nice tunes (A Fortune In Lies, Only A Matter of Time, The Killing Hand)
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