Dream Theater discography

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Dream Theater discography
Five male musicians standing on stage. They are standing in an arc, and their hands are on each other's shoulders.
Dream Theater in Paris, 2005
From left to right: Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, James LaBrie, John Myung, and Jordan Rudess
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 7
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 18
Video albums 7
Music videos 11
Official bootlegs 18

The discography of Dream Theater, an American progressive metal band, consists of twelve studio albums, two extended plays, sevenlive albums, one compilation, four videos, seven singles, and eleven music videos. The band was formed under the name Majesty by guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy while the three of them were attending Berklee College of Music in September 1985. The trio added keyboard player Kevin Moore and vocalist Chris Collins in order to complete their lineup.[1] After the band released a demo entitled Majesty Demos, Collins was replaced by Charlie Dominici in November 1987.[2]

The group signed with Mechanic Records, and released its debut album When Dream and Day Unite in 1989. Before the album's release the group agreed to change their name to "Dream Theater", inspired by a now-demolished California movie theater. After firing Dominici, Dream Theater hired Canadian vocalist James LaBrie in 1991.[1] LaBrie's debut album was Images and Words, was the band's first gold-certified album by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold more than 500,000 copies.[3] The second was Scenes from a Memory. Moore left the group after the recording of 1994's Awake and was replaced by Derek Sherinian for the album's tour—he was later hired as a full member, appearing on the EP A Change of Seasons and the full album Falling Into Infinity. The double live album Once in a Livetime was released in 1998.[2]

In 1999, Jordan Rudess was hired to replace Sherinian. Rudess's first work was Scenes from a Memory, a concept album that followed the story of a murder mystery. In 2002, the group released Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, followed by Train of Thought in 2003, and Octavarium in 2005. Two more live albums were also released in this time period, and a new one, titled Score, was released for the band's 20th anniversary and featured the band backed by a 29-piece orchestra. It was followed a year later by their ninth studio album, Systematic Chaos.[1] Dream Theater's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, the band's second under Roadrunner Records; was released on June 23, 2009.[4]

In September 2010, founding drummer Mike Portnoy announced that he was leaving the band. The band filmed a documentary ("The Spirit Carries On") of their search for a replacement who they found in Berklee professor Mike Mangini.[5] On September 13, 2011 Dream Theater released their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn of Events, their first album featuring drummer Mike Mangini. The band released their eleventh music video for On the Backs of Angels on October 4, 2011, a song which was subsequently nominated for a Grammy award.[6] Dream Theater has sold over two million records and DVDs in the United States and over twelve million records and DVDs throughout the world.[7][8][9]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
JPN
[14]
NLD
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
1989 When Dream and Day Unite 98
1992 Images and Words
  • Released: July 7, 1992
  • Label: Atco
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
61[21] 94 30
1994 Awake
  • Released: October 4, 1994
  • Label: East West
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
32 15 7 33 5 12 65
1997 Falling into Infinity
  • Released: September 23, 1997
  • Label: East West
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
52 5 42 9 16 16 20 14 43 163
1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
  • Released: October 26, 1999
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
73 6 40 8 19 28 28 44 44 131
2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
  • Released: January 29, 2002
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
46 2 17 12 15 14 16 12 52
2003 Train of Thought
  • Released: November 11, 2003
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
53 9 24 16 12 21 9 9 44 146
2005 Octavarium
  • Released: June 7, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
36 2 18 15 10 9 9 4 25 72
2007 Systematic Chaos 19 3 17 7 12 2 3 5 14 25
2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings
  • Released: June 23, 2009
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, DVD, LP
6 1 9 3 8 3 7 3 9 23
2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events
  • Released: September 13, 2011
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, DVD, LP
8 1 16 3 8 2 5 3 6 17
2013 Dream Theater
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, DVD, LP
7 2 18 4 10 4 4 5 5 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[10]
FIN
[27]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
ITA
[28]
JPN
[14]
NLD
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
1993 Live at the Marquee
  • Released: September 3, 1993
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
36 57 36 57
1998 Once in a LIVEtime
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, cassette
157 59 49 58
2001 Live Scenes from New York
  • Released: September 11, 2001
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, cassette
120 117 71 60
2004 Live at Budokan
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, cassette
91 63 91
2006 Score
  • Released: August 29, 2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
36 40 14 50 34 18 81 94
2008 Chaos in Motion: 2007–2008
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD
22 37
2013 Live at Luna Park
  • Released: November 5, 2013
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD
17 52
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
GER
[13]
JPN
[14]
NLD
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
2008 Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)
  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
122 77 28 52 12 46 62 113

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
JPN
[14]
NLD
[15]
SWE
[17]
UK
[19]
1995 A Change of Seasons
  • Released: September 19, 1995
  • Label: East West, Elektra, WEA
  • Format: CD, cassette
58 17 44 [29] 50 16 39 13 88
2009 Wither
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US US
Main.

[30]
JPN
[31]
UK
[19]
1989 "Status Seeker" When Dream and Day Unite
"Afterlife"
1992 "Pull Me Under" 10 Images and Words
"Another Day" 22
1993 "Take the Time" 29
1994 "The Silent Man" Awake
"Caught in a Web"
"Lie" 38 175
1997 "Burning My Soul" 33 Falling into Infinity
"Hollow Years"
"You Not Me" 40
1999 "Home" Scenes from a Memory
2000 "Through Her Eyes" 72
2003 "As I Am" Train of Thought
2007 "Constant Motion" Systematic Chaos
2008 "Forsaken"
2009 "A Rite of Passage" Black Clouds & Silver Linings
"Wither" 4[A]
2011 "On the Backs of Angels" A Dramatic Turn of Events
2012 "Build Me Up, Break Me Down"
2013 "The Enemy Inside" Dream Theater
"Along for the Ride"
2014 "The Looking Glass"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Notes

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[32]
AUT
[33]
FIN
[34]
GER
[13]
ITA
[35]
NLD
[36]
JPN
[14]
SWE
[37]
1993 Images and Words: Live in Tokyo
  • Released: November 16, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic, East West
  • Format: VHS
13
1998 5 Years in a Livetime
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: East West
  • Format: VHS
2001 Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York
  • Released: March 20, 2001
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: DVD, VHS
5 2 22 5 US: Gold[3]
ARG: Platinum[38]
2004 Images and Words: Live in Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime
  • Released: June 29, 2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: DVD
9 63 3 US: Platinum[3]
ARG: Platinum[38]
2004 Live at Budokan
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
4 3 91 24 3 US: Platinum[3]
ARG: Platinum[38]
2006 Score
  • Released: August 29, 2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: DVD
1 3 1 40 2 28 1 US: Platinum[3]
ARG: Platinum[38]
2008 Chaos in Motion: 2007–2008
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: DVD, CD
2 37 1 3 38
2013 Live at Luna Park
  • Released: November 5, 2013
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: DVD, CD, Blu-ray[39]
1 1 17 5 11 74 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1992 "Pull Me Under" David Roth[40]
"Another Day" Chris Painter[41][42]
1993 "Take the Time"
1994 "Lie" Ralph Ziman[43]
"The Silent Man" Pamela Birkhead[44]
1997 "Hollow Years" Axel Baur[45]
2007 "Constant Motion" Andrew Bennett[46]
2008 "Forsaken" Yasufumi Soejima[47]
2009 "A Rite of Passage" Ramon Boutiviseth[48][49]
"Wither"
2011 "On the Backs of Angels"
2012 "Build Me Up, Break Me Down"
2013 "The Enemy Inside" Bill Fishman[50]
2014 "The Looking Glass"

Fanclub releases[edit]

Year Title Format Description
1996 International Fanclub Christmas CD CD Exclusive cover songs plus messages from the band.
1998 Once in a LIVEtime Outtakes CD Unused songs from the live recordings for the Once in a LIVEtime album.
1999 Cleaning Out the Closet CD A compilation of previously unreleased studio recordings.
2000 Scenes from a World Tour CD Live recordings from the World tour for the Scenes from a Memory album.
2002 Taste the Memories CD Live recordings from 1992 and 1993 plus a full version of Change of Seasons.
2003 Graspop Festival 2002 CD Full set from the Graspop Festival in Belgium in 2002.
2004 A Sort of Homecoming CD
2007 Images and Words 15th Anniversary Performance CD
2008 Progressive Nation 2008 CD
2013 Happy Holidays 2013 Download Compilation of live tracks that were not included on Live At Luna Park.[51]

Official bootlegs[edit]

Year Title Category
2003 The Majesty Demos 1985–1986 Demo Series
2003 Los Angeles, California 5/18/98 Live Series
2003 The Making of Scenes from a Memory Studio Series
2004 When Dream and Day Unite Demos 1987-1989 Demo Series
2004 Tokyo, Japan 10/28/95 Live Series
2004 Master of Puppets Cover Series
2005 Images and Words Demos 1989–1991 Demo Series
2005 The Number of the Beast Cover Series
2005 When Dream and Day Reunite Live Series
2006 Awake Demos 1994 Demo Series
2006 Old Bridge, New Jersey 12/14/96 Live Series
2006 The Dark Side of the Moon Cover Series
2007 New York City 3/4/93 Live Series
2007 Falling into Infinity Demos 1996-1997 Demo Series
2007 Made in Japan Cover Series
2009 The Making of Falling into Infinity Studio Series
2009 Train of Thought Instrumental Demos 2003 Demo Series
2009 Uncovered 2003-2005 Cover Series

Other[edit]

Year Title Description
2010 Raw Dog An instrumental track written for the Blood & Metal EP which accompanies the PlayStation 3 game God of War III. This is the last Dream Theater release to include Mike Portnoy on drums.

See also[edit]

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