A Dramatic Turn of Events

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All Music Guide - John D. Buchanan
The prog-metal titans' 11th studio album is the follow-up to 2009's Black Clouds & Silver Linings and is the first to feature new drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai) following the shock departure in 2010 of founding member Mike Portnoy. Produced by guitarist John Petrucci, it sees the band's epic songwriting in full swing and arguably even more symphonic and grandiose than ever before.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Buchanan
The prog-metal titans' 11th studio album is the follow-up to 2009's Black Clouds & Silver Linings and is the first to feature new drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai) following the shock departure in 2010 of founding member Mike Portnoy. Produced by guitarist John Petrucci, it sees the band's epic songwriting in full swing and arguably even more symphonic and grandiose than ever before.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861776527
  • Catalog Number: 177652
  • Sales rank: 36,880

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dream Theater Primary Artist
James LaBrie Vocals
Mike Mangini Drums
John Myung Bass
Paul Northfield Spoken Word
John Petrucci Guitar
Jordan Rudess Keyboards
Technical Credits
Richard Chycki Vocal Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
James LaBrie Composer
John Myung Composer
Paul Northfield Engineer
John Petrucci Composer, Producer
Hugh Syme Art Direction, Illustrations
Jordan Rudess Composer
Derek Kemp Booking
Frank Solomon Management
Steve Martin Booking
Paul Suarez Pro-Tools
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Don't believe these whiners!

    I agree, Mike Portnoy's departure was crushing and Mangini's is not as good. However, Mangini is still a pretty damn good drummer!
    This album is brilliant from beginning to end and definitely shows that Dream Theater is ready to persevere and move on. I can't get enough of "On the Backs of Angels" or "Bridges in the Sky." Just give it a try!
    The bottom line is that the band has moved on and gave Mangini a chance, so why can't you?
    (Also, should you really listen to reviews comprised of a single, long, run-on sentence?)
    Dream Theater: Still Going Strong 1985-Present

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed this album. Mike Mangini was chosen by the guys

    I really enjoyed this album. Mike Mangini was chosen by the guys to replace Mike Portnoy after he left the band and I think he does a great job. Don't listen to the one star reviews of this album; its pretty good. Breaking All Illusions and On the Backs of Angels are all time DT greats. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

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    this band is no longer good at all the new drummer is not as goo

    this band is no longer good at all the new drummer is not as good as mike portnoy thanks dream theater for selling out and kicking out one of the best band members in the world may dream theater rest in peace 1985-1010

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    NOT THAT BAD....FULLY LSITEN TO APPRECIATE

    FIRST OF ALL, A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON ON MIKE MANGINI..HE IS IN THE GUINESS WORLD BOOK OF RECORDS FOR THE MOST DRUM BEATS PER MINUTE, THEN WE CAN STOP THE COMPARISON TO MIKE PORTNOY, THEIR STYLES ARE NOT SIMILAR, BOTH ARE EXCELLENT DRUMMERS..PORTNOY WAS A BETTER FIT WITH DREAM THEATER, HIS DRUMMING STYLE IS UNIQUE & FLASHY WHERE MANGINI JUST POUNDS A STEADY BEAT MORE SUITABLE FOR OTHER STYLES & NOT SO MUCH PROGRESSIVE METAL, IT SHOULD ALSO BE KNOWN THAT MANGINI HAS PLAYED SESSION DRUMS ON MANY A RECORD, SOME THAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT EVEN KNOW....BOTTOM LINE....IT'S LIKE REPLACING A ROLLS ROYCE WITH A BENTLEY...........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

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    this band is goinghill down may dream theater rest in peace 1989-2010

    the new drummer has destroyed this band forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2011

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    this band is going downhill may dream theater rest in peace 1989-2010

    this band is going downhill may dream theater rest in peace 1989-2010

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2011

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    this band is going downhill because of the new drummer

    the new lousy lazy new band member that replaced mike portnoy is seriously holding the band back im no longer a fan of this band due to the fact that mike portnoy got kicked outta the band for no reason this band is going straight downhill may dream theater rest in peace 1989-2010

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

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    a terrible album with a new lousy lazy new band member

    after mike portnoy left dream theater this band is now going straught downhill the new guy cant fill mikes shoes and his drum beats are annoying and lame the other members shine but the new guy does not this album is by far dream theaters weakest album and weakest songs and the the drummer trys to tear the band apart with his drumming style wheres mike portnoy when you need him the most im no longer a fan of dream theater due to this new album and new drummer mike portnoy surely will be missed may dream threater rest in peace 1989-2010

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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