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Artist: Dream Theater

Title: Images and Words

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Dream Theater Images and Words Album Cover

 

Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: ATCO

Catalog Number: 7 92148-2

Personnel

James LaBrie lead and backing vocals
Kevin Moore keyboards
John Myung bass
John Petrucci guitars
Mike Portnoy drums, percussion

Tracks

1.  Pull Me Under  8:14
2.  Another Day  4:23
3.  Take the Time  8:21
4.  Surrounded  5:30
5.  Metropolis—Part I: The Miracle and the Sleeper  9:32
6.  Under a Glass Moon  7:03
7.  Wait for Sleep  2:31
8.  Learning to Live  11:30
  
Total Running Time:  57:04

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Ramavai Date: February 10, 2001 at 4:28
A masterpiece of ProgRock.

From: Daniel Meneses Date: April 16, 2001 at 11:08
One of the most important albums of the 90's. It set the standards of progressive metal and influenciated many bands in this kind of music. Brilliantly played and a stuning album. A most have for hard 'n' heavy lovers.

From: Monkeynuts Date: April 21, 2001 at 9:40
Words cannot describe how good this album is.

From: Tom Date: April 25, 2001 at 12:57
One of my favorites ever. A masterpiece!

From: Ian Date: April 26, 2001 at 12:58
Great!

From: duggy Date: April 27, 2001 at 12:36
the best damn cd ever

From: Derek Date: April 27, 2001 at 20:23
Nice work, but over-rated for the most part. Talented musicians for sure, but way too much money was spent to make them sound better than they are.

From: MetalHead Mark Date: April 27, 2001 at 20:54
I don't agree that it's overproduced. I think it was done just right! These guys aren't gods but they got lots of talent and this one is above average.

From: AXES MASTER Date: April 28, 2001 at 2:28
THIS IS THE BEST CD IN HISTERY AND IT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT PEEPLE SHOUD BY AND LISSTEN TO BECAWSE IT IS THE WAYS MUSIC SHOUD BE MADE AND NO WAY ELSES SHOUD MUSIC BE MADE AND HOW TO HERE IT BY IT FOR YOURSELF AND HERE THE REAL MUSIC HOW GOOD IT IS BEING THE BEST EVER HAS MADE

From: Jamie Date: April 30, 2001 at 9:52
I have enjoyed this one since I first heard it. A classic work of music in every way. Nice production and everything makes this one of the best ever.

From: Chuck Andrews Date: May 6, 2001 at 13:36
Perfect Ten! That says it all.....

From: RockDude Date: May 18, 2001 at 13:16
Damn fine work of art,,,,FREAKING CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!

From: Thundr Date: July 16, 2001 at 12:54
Classic cd. Definetly one of the most played in my collection They took a step in the right direction getting James LaBrie as a vocalist cause he has a set of pipes on him that few in the music world

From: RadioFreeKansas Date: July 29, 2001 at 11:44
I get more requests for Dream Theaters music than just about anything else...Steve..Radio Free Kansas...http://www.tafcommedia.net

From: Date: August 20, 2001 at 6:29
Very Good musicians make reborn prog rock! Imagine a misc of Rush, Kansas and all the other "monsters" of old prog-rock with the strenght and young brilliantness of more recent hard rock. That' s it. Sometimes much too technical and fragmented but... Excellent. Perhaps one of the best albums I ever heard.

From: Alberto Date: August 20, 2001 at 6:30
Very Good musicians make reborn prog rock! Imagine a misc of Rush, Kansas and all the other "monsters" of old prog-rock with the strenght and young brilliantness of more recent hard rock. That' s it. Sometimes much too technical and fragmented but... Excellent. Perhaps one of the best albums I ever heard.

From: LSN Date: August 28, 2001 at 12:58
What can I say? An amazing album all over, there is not one bad song on this one. The mix of different styles on this album is incredible. You have trash\metal riffs, to more classical prog riffs ala. Rush and Kansas. If you dont allready own this album, get it!!! I guarante it will you give you a hard on that will stick for days!

From: Rycheage Date: September 3, 2001 at 18:10
An instant classic from the day it was released. When I first heard "Pull Me Under" the riffs in it had me shaking. This album is an absolute must buy for any rock or metal fan!!

From: Rob Date: October 10, 2001 at 10:45
I loved this album from the very first time I listened!

From: alfonsero Date: November 9, 2001 at 15:26
Hi from Spain! I bought this CD without knowing what i was going to hear and the first time i listened to it i thought: "what the heck is this?" I didn't like it at all (too long songs, not catchy). However i gave them a second and a third chance and my opinion began to change...the more i listen to Images and Words the more i like!!!! Strange but true!!! Now i only have two words to describe thia album: A MATERPIECE!!! If you want to say you like good music then this album is a MUST!!! Cheerio!

From: T-Phelps Date: November 27, 2001 at 18:14
I have to agree with everybody this album is a masterpiece. I love the album from the frist time i heard it.

From: anneliese Date: January 25, 2002 at 15:03
this cd is the best of all another that. i love all that musics.

From: ezed Date: February 10, 2002 at 18:32
THIS IS BY FAR-THE- BEST CD EVER DREAMED UP! MUSICIANSHIP TO PERFECTION! MIKE PORTNOY IS THE MOST GIFTED DRUMMER I HAVE EVER MET. HIS BEATS BEAT THE BEST,FROM NEAL PEART,BONHAM,VAN HALEN,COZEY POWELL,CARL PALMER..MIKE CAN DREAM UP BEATS LIKE NONE OTHER! JOHN PETRUCCI BLOWS AWAY ANY GUITAR GOD YOU HAVE KNOWN IN THE PAST..IE: VAN HALEN,HENDRIX,CLAPTON,STEVE VIA,ALEX LIFESON,CURT "COKIAN" JAMES VOICE IS AT PERFECRION ON THIS CD,BETER THEN ANY OF THE OTHERS.DT STRIVES FOR PERFECTION IN EVERY SONG,EV

From: MORE FROM EZED Date: February 10, 2002 at 18:36
DT STRIVES FOR PERFECTION IN EVERY SONG,CD,CONCERT.YOU MUST GET THIS CD ABOVE ANY OTHER ON THIS SITE OR ANYWHERE ELSE,YOU CANT GO WRONG! THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!!!!!

From: Funwolf Date: March 31, 2002 at 0:58
Wonderful!!!10!!!

From: imanothere Date: April 22, 2002 at 9:24
I bought this CD after seeing the video 'Pull Me Under' for the first time in quite a long time. I always loved that song so I decided to go out and get the CD. It is quite an orginal format, but none of the tracks had the same feel as 'Pull Me Under'. I thought I was listening to Kenny G on the second track. I am not knocking the album nor am I saying it isn't a musical originality. I'm just saying that if you loved 'Pull Me Under', you might be disappointed in the rest of the CD. Not really so

From: imanothere Date: April 22, 2002 at 9:32
cont. from above....Not really so much as a str8 out rocker but more of a musical potpourri with a splash of metal. It kind of reminds me of an "experimental" Styx album.

From: Javi Date: May 16, 2002 at 9:25
Hi from spain too! Por que no hablais español los españoles? Solo decir que este disco es cojonudo, aunque el grupo en si me parece una aglomeración de grandes musicos, pero que no transmiten, es musica muy perfecionista pero sin feeling.

From: Andre Date: May 23, 2002 at 13:42
This is the where a perfect production meets great musicians,without changing the music,duo to commercial success.Metallica meets Marillion meets Yes meets Queensryche!Progressive masterpiece!Great Guitars,awsome keybords create heavenly melodies.Myung is a bass wizard,Portnoy,ah,this guy is a freak on drums.Might have 8 arms!LaBrie sings like an angel in anger.Songs break from caotic rythms to the most beautiful,plain melody.Grace under pressure!!!New bands should not try to copy them!

From: jason Date: June 1, 2002 at 14:50
This is the only Dream Theater that I own. These guys are something els. People compare them to Queensryche, only not so political (thank God). I think that Dream Theater is more like RUSH. The musicianship here is outstanding. They are not one of my favorite bands but their talent can't be questioned. They are the RUSH of the 90's and beyond........

From: SrFloppy5 Date: June 11, 2002 at 11:38
No os entiendo. Es una mierda de disco. Sólo mola la balada, aunque es popera 100%, pero es buena. Progresiva no tiene q sognificar depresivo. Queréis progresivo (q no tiene pq ser lo mejor ni los más talentosos)?Escuchad Angra o Andromeda, o Arena

From: RichieRocker Date: August 11, 2002 at 21:55
John Petrucci is unbelieveable this album is worth getting just to hear his guitar playing.

From: Baris Date: September 10, 2002 at 1:42
There is one classic word to say: "SUPERRRR". These guys are the gods of their instruments.

From: portuguese fan Date: October 22, 2002 at 8:25
This was the first album that I ever bought. Still the best!!! Not only one of the best works in the history of Rock, but also a real "monument to the dreamer"... Os Dream Theater vão continuar a fazer história!!!

From: Janxy Date: January 1, 2003 at 18:29
A defining moment in music history.

From: MALLORCAS ROCK Date: January 2, 2003 at 13:56
Cojonudo, marcaron una época que han seguido muchisimos grupos tras ellos SUPER RECOMENDADO

From: Buster Date: January 8, 2003 at 4:21
It's all right, but the keyboards suck (talented but are way too obvious)

From: Emilio Date: March 30, 2003 at 13:40
Obra maestra absoluta. Cinco pedazo de músicos en estado de gracia. 10/10.

From: Satriani Date: March 30, 2003 at 19:56
Espero que leas esto algun dia Sr Floppy5, x que hace bastante que escribiste tu mensaje, me imagino que a estas alturas tu opinion habra cambiado con respecto a este disco a no ser que esa mierda de grupos que escuchas te hallan intoxicado el puto cerebro, como puedes comparar esos mierdas de copiadores españoles con Dream Theater más te valdría largarte de este pais imbecil. P.D: Con todos mis respetos para Angra, Arena y Andromeda, pero es que este chico no sabe lo que dice.

From: ALEJANDRO Date: April 2, 2003 at 16:02
DISCO FUNDAMENTAL PARA EL ROCK PROGRESIVO. DESPUES DE ELLOS, LLEGO UNA MANADA DE BANDAS QUE INTENTARON LO MISMO PERO SIN LA CALIDAD DE DREAM THEATRE. GRACIAS A DIOS SALIO EN LA EPOCA DE LA BASURA DE "NEVERMIND " DE NIRVANA. ESTO ES MUSICA CON MAYUSCULAS, MAS ALLA DE LAS MODAS Y LAS TENDENCIAS DEL MERCADO.10/10. EL BATERISTA QUIZAS SEA EL MEJOR DE LA ULTIMA DECADA. CLASICO DE CLASICOS. ATEMPORAL. COMENTARIOS A carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: howe Date: April 22, 2003 at 15:47
Best album in the world!!!

From: Ian Date: May 3, 2003 at 13:55
Brillant!! The Best The world needs more DREAM THEATER'S

From: Keenan Date: June 5, 2003 at 4:12
This album is just not songs...this is a masterpiece every song brings out a musician instead of a half ass act...one of the greatest and underrated albums of all time...i think its their best Dream Theater kicks ass

From: Blue Tequila Date: June 5, 2003 at 5:13
I found this for 99 cents. This is the first time I've heard Dream Theater. Muy buen disco!

From: purrfect-kat Date: June 26, 2003 at 8:58
I bought this cd because of the good reviews and I must say that I was disppointed with it. The band plays good but the songs are nothing to write home to mom about.

From: freddy de keyze Date: June 26, 2003 at 9:04
You're talking about a milestone in music history here, dear purrfect-kat ! Maybe you're disappointed because you don't like prog metal. This is masterpiece and the quote 'the band plays good' is the understatement of the year ! These guys are all professional musicians, right out of the academy, and they play well. Let's be honest : there are bands I like more than Dream Theater, but as musicians they have no competition from any band (what kind of genre they play) on this planet ! Superior !

From: Decibel Dave Date: June 27, 2003 at 12:23
I have to say that for the most part, I agree with purrfect-kat. Though the album has some good moments, I have to wonder what the fuss is. The songwriting seems to me to be only average. Granted it is unique and all, but that doesn't mean it's great. I like what I've heard from Lana Lane, for example, much better. I will give it a few more listens - maybe one of these times I'll finally "get it"

From: Decibel Dave Date: June 27, 2003 at 12:26
I guess I have a different opinion than some people though, let me be clear - to me, the song is the important thing. Granted, a great song will be even greater if played by great musicians than mediocre ones. But I'd *much* rather hear a great song played by average musicians, than an average song played by great musicians. Images and Words would be a great example the latter category for me.

From: purrfect-kat Date: June 30, 2003 at 12:29
Well said Dave . . I feel the same way about it

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From: Blue Charvel Date: June 30, 2003 at 12:49
The song is the important thing no doubt. But I think everyone's idea of the perfect song is probably not the same. I think this disc is extremely well written and they most certainly toot my horn, but if I'm in the mood for catchy, hook-driven tuneage, this is about the last band I would listen to. These guys are all about subtlety and dynamics with a good measure of complexity and technical proficiency thrown in. If you don't like prog-rock, chances are you will not like this either.

From: blueblood Date: September 3, 2003 at 11:43
este disco es una puta maravilla. la calidad q rebosan los musicos junto con algunas composiciones largas y abundantes en talento hacen de este cd una pieza indispensable, si te gusta el rock progresivo, es imperdonable q no lo hallas escuxado. por cierto satriani, de verdad crees que angra son españoles??? ademas, no deberias infravalorar los grupos q han salido de españa, mira a sangre azul, te pueden gustar o no, pero no e oido a nadie q diga q sean malos, ni en españa, ni fuera, porke pegaro

From: blueblood Date: September 3, 2003 at 11:44
n muy fuerte en el plano internacional, para mi el mejor grupo de rock del pais.

From: Rhoma Irama Date: November 18, 2003 at 4:00
more practice mr.petrucci!!! bad technic, u must try to find my cd, listen my music, listen my finger dancing on my guitar, try to learn!!! i'm Rhoma Irama the king of dangdut from Indonesia

From: Jimbo Date: November 22, 2003 at 1:15
It's going to be hard to follow Rhoma's insightful comments above... but here goes. This album is maddening to me because it is technically superior to much of the "artistic metal" that came out around the same time, but the songs are still more like aggressively constructed background music (Petrucci's solos excluded). If you like this kind of prog rock, check out the band "Fayrewether" and their 1989 release "Power Play". Lastly, what is a dangdut and how does one become its king?

From: gubi Date: December 8, 2003 at 15:10
One of the best albums of all times. They have put rock where noone has ever done, and will ever do. Who knows?... There are no words to describe what ears and soul can feel: you should be a Goethe or something to do it

From: Raksu Date: December 10, 2003 at 18:03
One of my best CD's in tower.. stunning melodic progressive heavy metal and great playing!

From: meradona Date: January 19, 2004 at 18:36
EL MEJOR DISCO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS , insuperable, mejor que cualquier disco que hayas escuchado, impresionante pull me under.Despues un himno del progresivo METROPOLIS la mejor cancion del mundo

From: Bill Date: January 23, 2004 at 7:17
Under A Glass Moon is one of the finest achievements in lyrics and music, IN ALL OF HISTORY. Every time I hear it I'm taken somewhere else, it's unbelievable. The whole album is truly worthy of endless accolades, but Learning To Live springs to mind immediately. Again musically it travels where few bands dare to explore, and again the lyrics make me wish John Myungs was still weilding the pen in Drea Theater. An absolute must have...

From: mauricio Date: February 6, 2004 at 10:44
12 sobre 10. este album marca la pauta y el significado que el metal progre tiene que tener en el diccionario musical. ningún punto bajo, ninguna melodía mala, ningún cambio mal pensado. 12 sobre 10. dios existe y quiere mucho a estos muchachos.

From: metalfobia Date: February 22, 2004 at 7:08
La Settima Meraviglia Del Mondo GRANDISSIMO ALBUM cosa dire di più rimarra nella storia del progmetal forever dream theater ciao da metalfobia

From: Rodimus Date: March 4, 2004 at 20:08
this album has some great ballads and great progressive songs. Learning to live is just one of the best songs they has ever done and Metroplis is just a classic. All together this is an awsome album of great progressive rock. you Shouldn't be without it.

From: bundy Date: March 12, 2004 at 22:41
An amazing album. This is Dream Theater firing on all cylinders. This would make my top 10 albums of all time for ANY genre.

From: ksymrtn Date: March 13, 2004 at 11:04
I can't even put into words the description of this CD...OK, I will try....Excellent, Brillant,Exceptional......The music, lyrics, production are beyond anything else, I could listen to this CD a million times over and never tire of it.......it is definitely a Van Gogh of Music...........This is my favorite release from Dream Theater, the others pale in comparison, IMO.

From: allen Date: March 18, 2004 at 16:14
I will agree that these guys will never be confused with Bob Dylan in the songwriting department, but this album remains a classic! Prog is a wholly different animal; not everyone gets it. If everyone did, their CDs would consistantly make the top 10. The new CD,"Train of Thought", is also incredible. One of prog's most talented bands.

From: jirky Date: March 21, 2004 at 6:11
BORING!!!!

From: Rockhead Date: March 22, 2004 at 5:15
Dear jirky-you are supposed to turn the Cd ON after you insert the disc (LOL) Boring??????-Yeah whatever Nice try at upsetting the masses and trying to get a bit of action going on the board-however I think you are in a minority od 1 on this one.

From: JGG Date: March 26, 2004 at 17:43
para Satriani ,lo que quieres decir es que solo los que te gustan a ti son buenos,para personas que nos gusta el heavy AOR O hard , este disco es de lo mas aburridote..

From: MERADONA Date: April 2, 2004 at 19:05
PARA JGG. A MI ME GUSTA MOGOLLON EL A.O.R. Y TAMBIEN EL HARD ROCK SOY UN SUPERFAN DE GRUPOS COMO: TEN, HAREM SCAREM, JOURNEY, ETC Y NO DEJO DE RECONOCER QUE ESTE DISCO ES LA OSTIA CON MUCHAS MAYUSCULAS. DREAM THEATER SON EL MEJOR GRUPO DE HOY EN DIA CON MUCHISIMA DIFERENCIA

From: JGG Date: April 5, 2004 at 12:10
para MERADONA. es cuestion de gustos, a mi me gusta el Hard, Heavy y varios de AOR, de los que anotaste aqui, JOURNEY es exelente,estos chavos no se midieron son calidad 100%

From: Mike P. - TX Date: April 6, 2004 at 12:52
Their songs are too long...I could never get into any songs except "Pull Me Under", which I first thought was Helloween when I first heard only a snippit of the song. Maybe I should give this one another try?..

From: TIM (2) Date: June 3, 2004 at 12:35
I'm not a prog fan, and this isn't really my thing, but I have to say that "Another Day" is one the greatest AOR tunes ever. The solo is magnificent, and for me this song alone is worth the price of this disc.

From: Kim Jackie Date: June 8, 2004 at 18:13
What can I say. I always liked the Prog music and this guys are the grandparentrs of progressive metal. Noone is as good and technical comparable with Dream Theater.

From: Knuckles Date: June 9, 2004 at 13:30
Man,I dont know.Dont get me wrong,I love DT and they are a very good talent,but give THRESHOLD a try.These guys are for sure in the same league,and in fact,I think I like them better.

From: damonskee Date: July 9, 2004 at 15:11
this album is the best prog rock will ever see. however, the singer doesnt seem like he should be in this band. I could picture LaBrie as the singer for journey or something lighter like that. an example that would be a good match for this band would be someone that sounds like layne staley, yknow? someone thats a little darker, lyrically and performance wise. but other then that this cd is amazing. PETRUCCI IS GOD

From: holyroller Date: July 13, 2004 at 9:31
This is one of the best albums of the 90s for sure. Nice to see that it actually went gold.

From: Music Man Date: August 30, 2004 at 17:19
Dream Theater!! Great band.. best album you can buy of them. Pull me under is such a good song one of their finest. James did very well on this album and sounded great.. This Album is a must have.. if you have not yet bought this album please do your self a favour and buy it.. This is their top hit album Boo Yaa

From: Augusto Date: November 19, 2004 at 12:38
Este disco es recomendado para el que le guste:aor, hard rock melodico, heavy metal, progrsivo, y todas las variantes dentro del metal (dije metal, no korn, ni todo eso que ahora dicen que es metal), encima salio en une epoca en la que la musica era una mierda. Simplemente una obra de arte, tiene absolutamente TODO lo que uno quiere escuchar, encima de ser la mejor banda del MUNDO, estan quiza los mejores temas de toda su carrera. Sin exagerar, uno de los mejores discos que escuche. 100/100

From: Augusto Date: November 19, 2004 at 12:43
Luego de años escuchando musica, cuando llego este cd a mis manos, simplemente me destrozo, no podia creer lo que estaba escuchando, marco mi corazon con fuego. ANOTHER DAY, por diosssssssss. SUPER-RECOMENDADISIMO, si queres escuchar melodias, canciones y ejecuciones instrumentales demoledoras, no lo dudes. Amplio en su contenido, puede llegar a gustar a todos los estilos del metal(aor, hard, etc), pero por supuesto, del verdadero metal. No more words, enjoy!!!!!!!!!

From: CARLOS(VALENCIA Date: November 26, 2004 at 15:24
UNA DE LAS OBRAS MAESTRAS DE LA MUSICA.COMPOSICION,INGENIO,MELODIA,FRESCURA,SONIDO EXCELENTE,SENTIMIENTO,CAMBIOS DE RITMO INESPERADOS, EN FIN UNO DE LOS MEJORES CDS. DE MI EXTENSA DISCOGRAFIA POR EL CUAL NUNCA PASARAN LOS AÑOS,PUES NO ME CANSO DE ESCUCHARLO.SI TODAVIA NO TE LO HAS PILLADO, A QUE ESPERAS?.....NO TE ARREPENTIRAS!! CHARLICF@INICIA.ES

From: The SilentMan Date: January 14, 2005 at 14:12
1 of the GREATEST achievments in rock/metal music, and in prog of course. the band that does EVERYTHING allright in the album that created the Progressive Metal! WARMLY RECOMENDED, DT EMPHASISES THAT GOD LIVES ON EARTH! 12/10

From: Geoff Date: March 5, 2005 at 18:38
After hearing Winter Rose and loving James Labrie's voice, I thought- even though I hate prog with a passion- I might be able to enjoy this. Well, I can honestly appreciate the musical genius and song-writing prowess, but I just can't get into this kind of stuff. The sound is too hard to enjoy because if you find a section, or melody or moment you like it can be there for the tiniest moment before it's ripped away and the song takes a completely different direction. Simply said, I don't get prog

From: AOR freaky Date: March 6, 2005 at 3:53
Geoff : these guys are genius and their music is ART, HEAVENLY ! The best technical band in the whole rock spectrum !

From: Swriter Date: April 15, 2005 at 22:36
man!!!!!!! if there is one metal prog release, then this is the master, tons of others bands came after this one, and some great bands, but this one paved the way for the metal prog movement, just listen to the last half of #5 Metropolis, man!!!!! This entire album is a classic, all the way through, some great slower tunes that are extremely beautiful amidst some of the best songs ever released by a band, hmmm, wonder if I like Dream Theater??? hahaha Thee top metal prog release ever!!!!!

From: Date: April 21, 2005 at 7:08
creo que es el mejor de Dt con mucha diferencia

From: VELEZ Date: April 21, 2005 at 16:05
only one word can describe this album WOW !!!!

From: Beto Date: April 21, 2005 at 20:30
Uno de los pocos discos que calificaría de casi perfecto y eso que no soy muy partidario de poner un 10 en una calificación. Cuando uno lo escucha siempre se puede descubrir algo nuevo. Escuche Vanden Plas y me parece el grupo más parecidos a ellos. Ojala vuelvan a un sonido parecido en su próximo disco pronto a salir

From: SOC2004 Date: June 2, 2005 at 18:28
One to many ballads. Good songs on here like Learning to Live, Metropolis, and Pull Me Under. Pull is the only really heavy song here. Otherwise its a mixture of uptempo rockers like Under A Glass Moon. But the ballads, Surrounded and Another Day sound really out of place. They should have edited these songs and put A Change of Seasons on here in its original form. That was the original plan anyway.

From: velez Date: June 26, 2006 at 14:31
uno de los mejores discos de progresivo desde close to the edge y aqualung

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: December 9, 2006 at 19:13
El disco que encendió la llama de lo que posteriormente se denominaría como metal progresivo (bueno, o prog rock o neo prog, como gusten, pues), el caso es que lo que tenemos delante son 8 temas que practicamente llegan a la perfección, en cuanto a ejecución y composición. Si bien, quizás adolezca un poquito de gancho en algunas canciones, me parece que esto no les resta en lo mas minimo a cada uno de los temas, que brillan por si solos y son todos excelentes. Es este un disco para escuchar...

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: December 9, 2006 at 19:18
detenidamente y para ser degustado totalmente, es decir, los temas no necesitan de coros pegajosos, de ningun modo, he aqui mi analisis... "Pull Me Under", es la mejor para iniciar el disco, con fuertes infuencias de metállica y Yes. "Another Day" nos deja apantallados, al ser un bellisima balada que en ningun momento llega a ser empalagosa, la voz de James LaBrie nos muestra un registro muy amplio y aparte tenemos aquí la intervensión de un sax soprano. "Take the time" despliega la coordinación

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: December 9, 2006 at 19:22
que posee la banda muy influenciados aqui por Kansas, Rush y toda la vieja escuela del progresivo. "Surrounded" es fantastica. "Metropolis" es uno de sus mejores temas con asombrosos cambios de ritmo y todalidades, lo que se repite en la dinámica "Under a Glass Moon". "Wait For Sleep" es una autentica belleza y el broche de oro es "Learning To Live" con multiples etapas en su composición y donde encuentro tambien ciertas reminiscencias a Queensryche. Es este un album perfecto y lo que estaban...

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: December 9, 2006 at 19:27
apuntando ciertos colegas, que apareción justamente en el periodo de las "glorias" de Nirvana y sus secuaces, lo que lo hace mas significativo en cuanto a la trascendencia que ha tenido este disco hasta la fecha, que, sin necesidad de un aparato publicitario como el que si tenían Nirvana, Soungarden y otros, pues consiguieron que su musica fuera conocida, de boca en boca, al no contar con publicidad y contar solamente con el respaldo de su material musical... Maravilloso Disco, sin ninguna duda!

From: juan carlos Date: February 15, 2007 at 11:16
Prog.Rock? si y este superDisco es su estandarte de todos los tiempos. Es indudable que "Another Day" es una maravilla de canción o la mas "AOR" o las tranquilas "Sorrounded" "Wait For Sleep" pero todo el disco es CASI perfecto IMO. Una mezcla de estilos si se podría catalogarlo al album, me recuerda a muchos grupos tanto de metal como de rock. Dificil de igualar en cuanto a discos de Prog. Rock. 9.5/10

From: Carlos A. Date: February 15, 2007 at 22:44
Los Dream son los actuales reyes indiscutibles del genero Prog-Metal (sin ofender a fanaticos el cantante Labrie para mi esta pasable nomas) si hay opiniones sobre que otras bandas superan notoriamente a D.T. haganlo saber...

From: juan carlos Date: February 16, 2007 at 11:24
James LaBrie no es pues tampoco un excelso cantante pero está más que aceptable de cara al disco. Ahora en cuanto a discos que superen a este deben ser poquísimos pues éste es el mejor disco de DT pero eso ya es criterio personal aunque los grupos inventores del Prog.Rock que antecedieron a DT se deben llevar todos los créditos, y este album hizo que este estilo resurga con mucha más fuerza. Vaya no soy un ducho tampoco en esto, mejor espero más comentarios de otros colegas. Saludos Carlos!.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 18, 2007 at 18:20
Great of course, dentro del Metal progresivo y el Rock Progresivo en general uno de los mejores discos sin duda, ahora la situacion del Rock progresivo personalmente no es un estilo que me agrade tanto como los otros estilos AOR Rock Melodico o Hard Rock porque simplemente esos 3 en estilo nivel y gusto son insuperables y mezclar el Rock con sonido sinfonico y experimentar otros sonidos que no son de "CALIDAD Y ESTILO A1" bajan ese nivel asi que lo dire el Rock Progresivo es bueno pèro no es...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 18, 2007 at 18:28
... Grande simple como eso, esa etiqueta es para los otros 3 mencionados, buen estilo Gran album de lo mejor dentro de esta onda pero que no se puede comparar a otros Grandes albums de otros Grandes estilos de Rock asi de simple 9/10 cualquier refute escriban pero si lo haces de mala leche te pulverizo con hechos.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 31, 2007 at 23:29
La primera vez que escuche este album quede en shock!!!.Grande,grandisimo en todo los aspectos(composicion,arreglos,liricas...)sin duda alguna una de las obras maestras en su genero mezclando la fuerza del metal("pull me Under")y la sutileza ("Another day")una combinacion sin precedentes.Vinieron a mi pais (Venezuela) en la gira del Octavarium y fue alucinante ver a estos "musicazos" en vivo.el disco?...10/10 y se queda corto!!!.

From: juan carlos Date: April 1, 2007 at 10:22
Excelente el comentario Rick.. Lo que encanta del disco, personalmente, aparte del aspecto de composición,arreglos, etc.. es sin duda la mezcla del prog. con el metal, un estilo que me encanta y que ningún grupo de prog. que antecedía a este album lo había hecho (que yo haya escuchado), y no solo de metal sino de rock y demás. Sin duda una joyaza de disco y un 10/10 para los amantes del Prog., un estilo que me agrada pero que no es mi fuerte. Saludos. 9.5/10

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: June 19, 2007 at 21:03
Amigo Juan Carlos, difiero contigo: James LaBrie SI es un excelso cantante. Mira las notas que es capaz de alcanzar en este disco, la forma en que su voz rompe, el poderoso vibrato y la suavidad con que es capaz de interpretar temas suaves como "Another Day"... pedazo de cantante James LaBrie!!!!

From: aTomiK Date: October 27, 2007 at 10:02
The production is huge and the songs are magnificent! When i bought this in 1992 this was a total blast and it still is among the best. David Prater´s gotta be one of the greatest producers of all time (check out also 2 Firehouse albums s/t & Hold your fire produced by the man). I´m sad that Kevin Moore left out ´cause he really was a keyboard wizard! DT has done some good & bad albums after this but Images and words is still their finest hour! 100/100.

From: metalmastermusic Date: December 4, 2008 at 0:13
To this day I belive this album is one of the best prog albums out there. A beautiful mix of synth and guitars and soaring vocals. I did find some of their later stuff a bit out there but this album and the previous ones really shine. 86/100

From: ghettonation73 Date: September 8, 2009 at 18:43
Is John Petrucci related to Roxy Petrucci of Vixen?

From: shoemaker Date: November 14, 2009 at 14:28
After that they have begun making crap, more or less.

From: george_the_jack Date: November 14, 2009 at 15:55
lol! I do rather agree with Shoemaker's comment...

From: rockhardrock Date: January 18, 2011 at 14:49
when I heard that one of my friends listens to them and taht they are playing progressive rock/metal, I said well that's just too complicated for me and at that time I was totaly into hair, pop and glam metal.but after several years later I decided to listen to this album and whooo, I was amazed. these guys are really really taleneted and they aded here the heaviness and great keyboard driven melodies. my faves: pull me under, another day, take the time, under a glass moon and metropolis.

From: hair metal again Date: July 27, 2011 at 4:39
fantastic 2nd release by the mighty DREAM THEATER .david prater in production polishes their sound,james la brie has a sensational voice and the musicianship is unbelievable!the songs are excellent and images and words becomes a masterpiece of its genre."another day","surrounded","learning to live" are my favs and this is a must have!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 12, 2014 at 10:49
Alright now here it comes my comment in English...for me,IMHO,this album is the band's best effort ever,period!..."Pull Me Under" is the best cut in here and that's it..."Another Day"(beautiful),"Take The Time","Surrounded" & "Wait For Sleep"(nice) are also very catching moments of the record...an almost to perfection release...95/100


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