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For the 1980 film of the same name, see . A Change of Seasons (film) For the Hall & Oates album, see Change of Season
is an A Change of Seasons EP by progressive metal band Dream Theater, released on September 19, 1995 through East West Records. It comprises the 23-minute title track and a collection of bonus live covers performed at a fan club concert at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, England.
The title track, which was recorded at
BearTracks Studios in New York, includes samples from the 1989 film and from the 1648 Dead Poets Society Robert Herrick poem, , To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time and originally it was to be released in the 1992 album [2 ] Images and Words. The lyrics, written by drummer [3 ] Mike Portnoy, were not inspired by the movie but rather the death of his mother. [4 ] A Change of Seasons was also the first Dream Theater release featuring Derek Sherinian on keyboards.
An edited version of the title track was used in a downhill skiing feature during the
2002 Winter Olympic Games. [5 ]
Note that this is considered an EP only in name: at 57:30, it is much longer than a standard EP, or, indeed, many LPs. In fact, it is longer than Dream Theater's first two albums. Portnoy has said "It was important for us and the label for it not to be perceived as the latest studio record. That's why we tagged it an EP."
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