Parallels [3 Disc]

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Possibly Fates Warning's biggest commercial if not artistic success, 1991's Parallels was ironically also the closest the Connecticut natives ever came to sounding like their nemesis, the wildly popular Queensr├┐che. Of course, most old-school fans were none too pleased about the group's increasingly concise and restrained songwriting style, but this change actually represented an important sign of maturity if in a reverse kind of way, as it proved that the band was learning to appreciate the merits of forgoing wild showmanship in the best interest of a seamless, well-constructed song. As such, excellent singles "Eye to Eye" and "Point of View," along with beautiful power ballad "We Only Say Goodbye," brought the band ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Possibly Fates Warning's biggest commercial if not artistic success, 1991's Parallels was ironically also the closest the Connecticut natives ever came to sounding like their nemesis, the wildly popular Queensr├┐che. Of course, most old-school fans were none too pleased about the group's increasingly concise and restrained songwriting style, but this change actually represented an important sign of maturity if in a reverse kind of way, as it proved that the band was learning to appreciate the merits of forgoing wild showmanship in the best interest of a seamless, well-constructed song. As such, excellent singles "Eye to Eye" and "Point of View," along with beautiful power ballad "We Only Say Goodbye," brought the band more radio and MTV exposure than ever before, or after. And in keeping with tradition, the band still whipped out a few extended compositions "The Eleventh Hour," "Life in Still Water" more in tune with its progressive metal past and future. While definitely not the most representative album of Fates Warning's classic sound, Parallels remains an ideal first purchase for fans of traditional '80s metal. [In 2010 Metal Blade reissued the album in a Deluxe Edition with a bonus CD featuring six live tracks from the Hollywood Palace in 1992 and six more pre-production demos of album tracks. In addition, there is a bonus DVD that includes a documentary on the making of Parallels, videos for "Point of View" and "Eye to Eye," and an entire live show from New Haven, CT, in February of 1992.] ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & Thom Jurek
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841487121
  • Catalog Number: 14871
  • Sales rank: 52,770

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leave the Past Behind (6:12)
  2. 2 Life In Still Water (5:44)
  3. 3 Eye To Eye (4:06)
  4. 4 The Eleventh Hour (8:11)
  5. 5 Point of View (5:07)
  6. 6 We Only Say Goodbye (4:55)
  7. 7 Don't Follow Me (4:42)
  8. 8 The Road Goes on Forever (6:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Leave the Past Behind (4:39)
  2. 2 Don't Follow Me (5:19)
  3. 3 The Eleventh Hour (8:10)
  4. 4 Point of View (4:20)
  5. 5 Eye To Eye (4:06)
  6. 6 Nothing Left To Say (7:59)
  7. 7 Quietus (4:00)
  8. 8 Through Different Eyes (4:39)
  9. 9 Leave the Past Behind (5:50)
  10. 10 Eye To Eye (4:06)
  11. 11 The Eleventh Hour (7:39)
  12. 12 Point of View (4:50)
  13. 13 Don't Follow Me (4:17)
  14. 14 The Road Goes on Forever (5:43)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Point of View
  2. 2 Eye to Eye
  3. 3 Leave the Past Behind
  4. 4 Static Acts
  5. 5 Don't Follow Me
  6. 6 Part of the Machine
  7. 7 The Eleventh Hour
  8. 8 Point of View
  9. 9 Silent Cries
  10. 10 Life in Still Water
  11. 11 Eye to Eye
  12. 12 Nothing Left to Say
  13. 13 Quietus
  14. 14 Damnation/In a Word
  15. 15 Through Different Eyes
  16. 16 [Bonus Materials]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fates Warning Primary Artist
James LaBrie Background Vocals
Ray Alder Vocals
Frank Aresti Guitar
Joe DiBiase Bass
Jim Matheos Guitar
Mark Zonder Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Fates Warning Arranger
Terry Brown Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Hugh Syme Art Direction
Scott Hull Sonic Solutions
Jim Matheos Composer
John Scarpati Cover Photo
Dimo Safari Band Photo
Brian Slagel Executive Producer
Sylvain Coutu Drum Technician
George Hideous Pre-production Engineer, Interviewer
Rick Andersen Pre-production Engineer
Brad Vance Remastering
Mike White Pre-production Engineer, Interviewer
John Bailey Computer Sequencing
Sal Mortadeli Pre-production Engineer, Interviewer
Fidel Horrendous Pre-production Engineer, Interviewer
Arthur Letsgoberg Pre-production Engineer, Interviewer
Scott Rondeau Engineer, Picture
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