Liquid Tension Experiment (album)

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Liquid Tension Experiment
Studio album by Liquid Tension Experiment
Released March 10, 1998 (1998-03-10)[1]
Recorded September 20–25, 1997 at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrook, New York
Genre Instrumental rock, progressive metal, jazz fusion
Length 73:55
Label Magna Carta
Producer Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment chronology
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AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Liquid Tension Experiment is the self-titled first studio album by instrumental rock/progressive metal supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment, released on March 10, 1998 through Magna Carta Records. The group was composed of Dream Theater bandmembers John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy, as well as bassist Tony Levin.

Track six, "Chris and Kevin's Excellent Adventure", is named after the photo sessions for the album in which the photographer kept calling Portnoy "Chris" and Levin "Kevin", whilst "Three Minute Warning" refers to Levin's frustration with his bandmates' insistence on composing rather than spontaneous jamming, and thus his ultimatum to leave the studio within three minutes unless they started to jam. In addition, the album's back cover includes a disclaimer regarding the length of tracks 9-13; *Caution: "Three Minute Warning" is not for the musically faint-hearted, impatient, or critics of extreme self-indulgence. If you fall into any of the above categories, please hit the stop button on your CD player after track #8.[2] Additionally "State of Grace" samples from Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages), an Ancient Jewish song typically sung around Hanukkah. [3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Liquid Tension Experiment.

No. Title Length
1. "Paradigm Shift" 8:55
2. "Osmosis" 3:26
3. "Kindred Spirits" 6:29
4. "The Stretch" 2:00
5. "Freedom of Speech" 9:19
6. "Chris and Kevin's Excellent Adventure" 2:21
7. "State of Grace" 5:01
8. "Universal Mind" 7:53
9. "Three Minute Warning (part 1)" 8:20
10. "Three Minute Warning (part 2)" 4:02
11. "Three Minute Warning (part 3)" 5:18
12. "Three Minute Warning (part 4)" 4:20
13. "Three Minute Warning (part 5)" 6:31
Total length: 73:55



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