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Release date: 19 September 1995
Style: Progressive metal


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01. A Change Of Seasons
    1 - The Crimson Sunrise
    2 - Innocence
    3 - Carpe Diem
    4 - The Darkest Of Winters
    5 - Another World
    6 - The Inevitable Summer
    7 - The Crimson Sunset
02. Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding [Elton John cover]
03. Perfect Strangers [Deep Purple cover]
04. The Rover / Achilles Last Stand / The Song Remains The Same [Led Zeppelin cover]
05. The Big Medley
    1 - In The Flesh? [Pink Floyd cover]
    2 - Carry On Wayward Son [Kansas cover]
    3 - Bohemian Rhapsody [Queen cover]
    4 - Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin [Journey cover]
    5 - Cruise Control [Dixie Dregs cover]
    6 - Turn It On Again [Genesis cover]

Lyrics (5)

James LaBrie - vocals
Derek Sherinian - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Portnoy - drums, backing vocals
John Myung - bass

Guest review by
The Silent Man

This EP contains about a hour of excellent music. It is divided into two parts: a 23 minutes long title-track and some covers taken from the famous live performance at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London on January 31st, 1995.

This studio version of the song 'A Change Of Seasons' has immediately reached the 1st position in my top three. In spite of its length, this is actually my favorite song of all time. When I didn't know it, I always thought that 23 minutes were really too much. How wrong I was! This is a true masterpiece: in my opinion, it's the best song Dream Theater have ever written.

published 16.09.2003 | Comments (11)

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Heka69 - 24.03.2011 at 18:11  
Rating: 10 Their best album.
GroundZero - 20.06.2011 at 00:46  
Rating: 9 I love the 24 minutes song which has many rhythm changes and is never boring. Live songs are very well performed. They are masters.
musicalkaratekid - 02.08.2012 at 23:04  
Rating: 8 The title track is pretty much the marvellous centrepiece of this EP, and it really is a pinnacle of DT's work.I could listen to it for hours.
Maco - 01.07.2014 at 07:03  
  Horrible EP, the first song is lame and the covers were not necessary. Probably the weakest point of DT.

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