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Change of Seasons
     

A Change of Seasons

4.0 9
by Dream Theater
 
A Change of Seasons is a strange disc. There are only five tracks but with a total time that approaches an hour anyway. The first track, the 23-minute, seven-part epic "A Change of Seasons," is one of the most impressive pieces of music ever written in the progressive metal vein. With the same heavy sound that marked

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A Change of Seasons is a strange disc. There are only five tracks but with a total time that approaches an hour anyway. The first track, the 23-minute, seven-part epic "A Change of Seasons," is one of the most impressive pieces of music ever written in the progressive metal vein. With the same heavy sound that marked Awake, but with many other styles mixed in, the track features incredible playing, dramatic, complex instrumental arrangements, and soaring vocals. New keyboardist Derek Sherinian (formerly of Kiss and Alice Cooper) adds his own stamp to the Dream Theater sound as if he'd always been with them. The remainder of the tracks are live cover tunes, recorded from the band's "Uncovered" gig at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club; the material varies widely and includes Elton John's "Love Lies Bleeding" and Deep Purple's "Perfect Strangers." The final track, "The Big Medley," has to be heard to be believed; Dream Theater shift musical styles on a dime to cover Pink Floyd, Kansas, Queen, Journey, the Dixie Dregs, and Genesis all in ten minutes.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/1995
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075596184229
catalogNumber:
61842
Rank:
77813

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dream Theater   Primary Artist
James LaBrie   Vocals
John Myung   Bass
John Petrucci   Guitar
Mike Portnoy   Percussion,Drums
Derek Sherinian   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
Ian Gillan   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Steve Morse   Composer
Steve Perry   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Dream Theater   Producer
Roger Glover   Composer
Kerry Livgren   Composer
Tony Banks   Composer
Doug Oberkircher   Engineer
Mike Portnoy   Cover Design
Mike Rutherford   Composer
Andrew Scarth   Engineer
David Prater   Producer
Larry Freemantle   Art Direction
Vinnie Kowalski   Engineer

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A Change of Seasons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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A Change of Seasons is that kind of album I wouldn't like to buy again: one good but long song isn't for me especially when four other songs are covers and not so well done either. The only cover song I recommend is Led Zeppelin ones "The Rover/Achilles Last Stand/ The Song Remains the Same". A Change of Seasons is same kind of music like in 'Images And Words' album but not so good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this one, it shows the bands varying influences and A Change Of Seasons is an excellent song of epic proportions. If you don't like a band playing somebody else's stuff, don't buy it!!! But for me it was a good listen and I think they did a good job of covering these songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album might be one of the best Dream Theater has done Even though there are only 23 minutes of original music in the form of the epic title track, the band manages to squeeze a ridiculous amount of skill and musicianship into that short period. The best part of the song is, in my opinion, the instrumental opener " The Crimson Sunset", though the album has many other standout points. As for the covers,there aint anything too amazing about them , but they are done quite well and offer an interesting listen. So, if you like Dream Theater ( or even if you dont), you must buy this album.
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