Breaking the Fourth Wall

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Breaking the Fourth Wall
Dream Theater - Breaking the Fourth Wall.png
Cover art by Hugh Syme
Live album / video by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2014 (2014-09-29)
RecordedMarch 25, 2014[1]at the Boston Opera House
GenreProgressive metal, progressive rock
Length165:36 (video)
158:49 (album)
ProducerJohn Petrucci
Dream Theater chronology
Live at Luna Park
Breaking the Fourth Wall
The Astonishing

Breaking the Fourth Wall is the 8th live album and video by American progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater, recorded live at the Boston Opera House on March 25, 2014 and released on September 29 on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray; the DVD and Blu-ray releases include bonus features. The release was announced by the band on August 21, 2014 and a promotional video featuring the live version of "The Looking Glass" was uploaded to YouTube. Another promotional video featuring the live version of "Strange Déjà Vu" was uploaded on September 15, 2014.

The concert was filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, known for their work on most of the concert films by Rush.[2] It features the Berklee College of Music "World Strings" and "Concert Choir" on all songs from "Illumination Theory" onwards.

Breaking the Fourth Wall has been released in a number of formats:

  • 2xDVD
  • Digital MP3 Album
  • Blu-ray
  • Blu-ray + 3xCD
  • Blu-ray + 3xCD + poster

Customers who pre-ordered the album received an instant download of "The Looking Glass".[3]

Track listing[edit]


The Blu-ray release features all songs on one disc, while the DVD release consists of two discs.


Disc one
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."The Enemy Inside"Dream Theater6:18
2."The Shattered Fortress"Black Clouds & Silver Linings12:45
3."On the Backs of Angels"A Dramatic Turn of Events8:48
4."The Looking Glass"Dream Theater4:46
5."Trial of Tears"Falling into Infinity15:23
6."Enigma Machine"Dream Theater8:21
7."Along for the Ride"Dream Theater4:53
8."Breaking All Illusions"A Dramatic Turn of Events12:29
Total length:73:43
Disc two
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
9."The Mirror"Awake6:47
11."Lifting Shadows Off a Dream"Awake6:27
13."Space-Dye Vest"Awake7:48
14."Illumination Theory"Dream Theater19:25
Total length:60:04
Disc three
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
15."Scene Two: I. Overture 1928"Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory3:41
16."Scene Two: II. Strange Déjà Vu"Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory5:09
17."Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity"Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory6:16
18."Scene Nine: Finally Free"Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory9:56
Total length:25:02


Dream Theater

Guest Musicians (Tracks 14-18 & Intro Movie)

DVD Credits

  • Pierre Lamoureux – director
  • François Lamoureux – director
  • Denis Normandeau – Recording Engineer
  • Albert Chambers – Recording Engineer
  • Martin Julien – editor
  • Richard Chycki – mixing, mastering
  • Hugh Syme - cover art


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-01-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)