Review by MartinDavey87 for Dream Theater - Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Awake Demos: 1994 (2006)
MartinDavey87 / June 13, 2022 / 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.