Score (Dream Theater album)

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Score
Live album by Dream Theater
Released August 29, 2006
Recorded April 1, 2006 - Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Genre Symphonic metal, progressive metal, progressive rock
Length 2:37:08
Label Rhino Entertainment
Director Mike Portnoy
Producer Ethan Mesmer
Dream Theater chronology
Octavarium
(2005)
Score
(2006)
Systematic Chaos
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Reviews 8/10 stars [2]
Score
Video by Dream Theater
Released August 29, 2006
Recorded April 1, 2006 - Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Genre Symphonic metal, progressive metal, progressive rock
Length 2:44:20 (Disc 1)
1:27:42 (Disc 2)
Label Rhino Entertainment
Dream Theater chronology
Live at Budokan
(2004)
Score
(2006)
Chaos In Motion 2007/2008
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
Metal Review 10/10 stars[4]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]

Score is a 3 CD/2 DVD combination by progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. It is a live album, recorded on April 1, 2006 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This is the final concert of their 20th Anniversary Tour, labeled "A Very Special Evening with Dream Theater". The entire second half of the concert features a complete symphonic orchestra, dubbed "The Octavarium Orchestra", conducted by Jamshied Sharifi.

The album was released on August 29, 2006 and contains the entire concert setlist, including the encore. A condensed version of the concert was aired on VH1 Classic on August 25, 2006, 4 days before the release of the album and DVD.

The name of the album comes from the word "score", meaning the number twenty. It was chosen in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dream Theater. "Score" could also mean a conductor's musical score, parts of which are used on the packaging imagery. Octavarium makes reference to the numbers five and eight; at the time of Score's release, Dream Theater had, in their discography, five live albums and eight studio albums.

Two of the songs recorded on this album were previously unreleased: "Another Won", a song written by the band when they were still named Majesty, and "Raise The Knife", a song omitted from Falling Into Infinity.

In Australia, the 3-CD boxset was released on September 2, 2006.

On October 15, 2006, Score was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

All music composed by Dream Theater except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Lyrics Performer(s) Length
1. "The Root of All Evil"   Mike Portnoy Dream Theater 8:22
2. "I Walk Beside You"   John Petrucci Dream Theater 4:11
3. "Another Won"   Petrucci Dream Theater 5:22
4. "Afterlife"   Charlie Dominici Dream Theater 5:56
5. "Under a Glass Moon"   Petrucci Dream Theater 7:29
6. "Innocence Faded"   Petrucci Dream Theater 5:36
7. "Raise the Knife"   Portnoy Dream Theater 11:43
8. "The Spirit Carries On"   Petrucci Dream Theater 9:46
Disc two
No. Title Lyrics ... Length
1. "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" (music: Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Portnoy) Petrucci, Portnoy Dream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra 41:33
2. "Vacant" (music: Myung, Rudess) James LaBrie Dream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra 3:01
3. "The Answer Lies Within"   Petrucci Dream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra 5:36
4. "Sacrificed Sons"   LaBrie Dream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra 10:38
Disc three
No. Title Lyrics ... Length
1. "Octavarium"   LaBrie, Petrucci, Portnoy Dream Theater & the Octavarium Orchestra 27:16
2. "Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper"   Petrucci Dream Theater & the Octavarium Orchestra 10:39

DVD[edit]

Tracks 1 through 8 feature Dream Theater alone. Tracks 9 through 14 feature Dream Theater and The Octavarium Orchestra.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "The Root of All Evil" – 9:32
  2. "I Walk Beside You" – 4:10
  3. "Another Won" – 5:40
  4. "Afterlife" – 7:28
  5. "Under a Glass Moon" – 7:27
  6. "Innocence Faded" – 6:16
  7. "Raise the Knife" – 11:51
  8. "The Spirit Carries On" – 9:37
  9. "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" – 41:26
  10. "Vacant" – 3:03
  11. "The Answer Lies Within" – 5:36
  12. "Sacrificed Sons" – 10:36
  13. "Octavarium" – 27:29
  14. "Metropolis" – 11:16
  15. Credits – 2:53

Disc two[edit]

  • "The Score So Far..." 20th Anniversary Documentary – 56:25
  • Octavarium Animation – 3:06
  • "Another Day" (Live in Tokyo – August 26, 1993) – 4:47
  • "The Great Debate" (Live in Bucharest – July 4, 2002) – 13:37
  • "Honor Thy Father" (Live in Chicago – August 12, 2005) – 9:47

Personnel[edit]

Octavarium Orchestra[edit]

Conductor
Violins
  • Elena Barere - (Concertmistress)
  • Yuri Vodovos
  • Belinda Whitney
  • Avril Brown
  • Katherine Livolsi
  • Abe Appleman
  • Joyce Hammann
  • Karen Karlsrud
  • Ann Leathers
  • Ricky Sortomme
  • Jan Mullen
  • Carol Pool
Violas
  • Vincent Lionti
  • Adria Benjamin
  • Judy Witmer
  • Crystal Garner
  • Jonathan Dinklage
Cellos
  • Richard Locker
  • Eugene Moye
  • David Heiss
  • Caryl Paisner
French Horn
  • Bob Carlisle
  • Dan Culpepper
  • Larry DiBello
Bass Trombone
  • George Flynn
Flute
  • Pamela Sklar
B Flat Clarinet
  • Ole Mathisen
Trumpet
  • Jeff Kievit
  • Jim Hynes
Percussion
  • Gordon Gottlieb

RIAA Certifications[edit]

These statistics were compiled from the RIAA certification online database.[6] They only apply to the DVD.

  • Gold - October 11, 2006
  • Platinum - October 11, 2006

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