Dream Theater - Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Awake Demos: 1994 (2006)Release ID: 37363

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MartinDavey87 MartinDavey87 / May 25, 2023 / Comments 0 / 0

As would be expected when any band releases an album consisting of demos, these tracks lack the polished production or finesse that a band like Dream Theater are known for, thus making this one strictly for the diehard fans.

Most of the songs are near-identical to how they appear on the 'Awake' album, with the only noticeable changes being slight differences to some arrangements, lyrics, riffs or solos.

If you like 'Awake' then it's a nice look at how the songs were originally arranged, and as usual with this band, the musicianship is fantastic. However, because this is nothing more than a demo album, this is best kept for the Dream Theater collectors who need to own everything.

Like me. And my bank account does not approve.


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Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Awake Demos: 1994
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Dream Theater chronology

When Dream and Day Unite (1989)
Images and Words (1992)
Live at the Marquee (1993)
Awake (1994)
A Change of Seasons (1995)
Falling Into Infinity (1997)
Once in a Live Time (1998)
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory (1999)
Live Scenes From New York (2001)
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
Train of Thought (2003)
Official Bootleg: Demo Series: The Majesty Demos: 1985-1986 (2003)
Official Bootleg: Studio Series: The Making of Scenes From a Memory (2003)
Official Bootleg: Live Series: Los Angeles, California: 5/18/98 (2003)
Official Bootleg: Live Series: Tokyo, Japan: 10/28/95 (2003)
Live at Budokan (2004)
Official Bootleg: Demo Series: When Dream and Day Unite Demos: 1987-1989 (2004)
Official Bootleg: Covers Series: Master of Puppets (2004)
Octavarium (2005)
Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Images and Words Demos: 1989-1991 (2005)
Official Bootleg: Live Series: When Dream and Day Reunite (2005)
Official Bootleg: Covers Series: The Number of the Beast (2005)
Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour (2006)
Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Awake Demos: 1994 (2006)
Official Bootleg: Covers Series: Dark Side of the Moon (2006)
Official Bootleg: Live Series: Old Bridge, New Jersey: 12/14/96 (2006)
Official Bootleg: Covers Series: Made in Japan (2006)
Systematic Chaos (2007)
Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Falling Into Infinity Demos (2007)
Official Bootleg: Live Series: New York City: 3/4/93 (2007)
Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) (2008)
Official Bootleg: Cover Series: Uncovered 2003-2005 (2009)
Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
Official Bootleg: Studio Series: The Making of Falling Into Infinity (2009)
Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Train of Thought Instrumental Demos 2003 (2009)
A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011)
Happy Holidays (2013)
Live at Luna Park (2013)
Dream Theater (2013)
Breaking the Fourth Wall (2014)
The Astonishing (2016)
Distance Over Time (2019)
Distant Memories - Live in London (2020)
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