Live Scenes from New York

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Live Scenes from New York
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Live album by Dream Theater
Released September 11, 2001
Recorded August 30, 2000 - Roseland Ballroom, New York
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock
Length 187:31
Label Elektra
Producer Kevin Shirley[1]
Dream Theater chronology
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
(1999)Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory1999
Live Scenes from New York
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
(2002)Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence2002
Alternative cover
Original album artwork
Original album artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Live Scenes from New York is a 3 disc live album by progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater, recorded on August 30, 2000, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Live Scenes from New York is the audio counterpart to the Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York DVD, released in 2001. Two videos of the concert, not released with the DVD, were included in the 3-CD pack as a bonus: Jordan Rudess Solo and Another Day. This album marks Dream Theater's first live release with current keyboardist Jordan Rudess.

Coincidentally, it was originally released on September 11, 2001, but when it was noticed that the logo on the cover artwork depicted the skyline of New York, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in flames, it was recalled and re-released a short time later with the Majesty symbol instead.[3] Some copies with the original artwork still exist, and are now a rare collectors item. The logo was based on a previous album cover that had depicted a heart in flames. Since the concert was recorded in the Big Apple, the logo was changed to a flaming apple with New York City on it.

Drummer Mike Portnoy collapsed following the conclusion of the show. The official statement on his FAQ reads: I collapsed due to over-exhaustion, dehydration, stress, too little food and nutrition, too many Red Bulls, etc. It took me several hours of throwing up, being wrapped in blankets and laying down before I was carried out of the venue hours after the show.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Dream Theater except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Regression" (music: Petrucci) John Petrucci   2:46
2. "Overture 1928" (instrumental)   3:32
3. "Strange Déjà Vu" Mike Portnoy Dream Theater 5:02
4. "Through My Words" (music: Petrucci) Petrucci   1:42
5. "Fatal Tragedy" John Myung   6:21
6. "Beyond This Life" Petrucci   11:16
7. "John & Theresa Solo Spot" (instrumental)   3:17
8. "Through Her Eyes" Petrucci   6:17
9. "Home" Portnoy   13:21
10. "The Dance of Eternity" (instrumental)   6:24
Total length: 59:58
Disc two
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "One Last Time" James LaBrie 4:11
2. "The Spirit Carries On" Petrucci 7:40
3. "Finally Free" Portnoy 10:59
4. "Metropolis—Part I: "The Miracle and the Sleeper"" Petrucci 10:36
5. "The Mirror" (contains an excerpt from "Lie") Portnoy 8:15
6. "Just Let Me Breathe" Portnoy 4:02
7. "Acid Rain" (music: Liquid Tension Experiment) (instrumental) 2:34
8. "Caught In A New Millennium" (mashup of "Caught in a Web" and "New Millennium", contains elements of "Paradigm Shift" by Liquid Tension Experiment) LaBrie, Petrucci, Portnoy 6:21
9. "Another Day" Petrucci 5:13
10. "Jordan Rudess Keyboard Solo (contains elements of "Universal Mind" by Liquid Tension Experiment)" (music: Jordan Rudess) (instrumental) 6:40
Total length: 66:31
Disc three
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Erotomania" (instrumental) 7:22
2. "Voices" Petrucci 9:45
3. "The Silent Man" (music: Petrucci) Petrucci 5:09
4. "Learning to Live" Myung 14:02
5. "A Change of Seasons" Portnoy 24:35
Total length: 60:53

Note: Disc three also contains video for Another Day and the keyboard solo.


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Theresa Thomason - Guest Vocals on "Through Her Eyes" and "The Spirit Carries On"
  • Gospel Choir - on "The Spirit Carries On"
  • Jo Marno - Choir Coordinator
  • Jay Beckenstein - Soprano Sax on "Another Day"
  • Kent Broadhurst - The Hypnotherapist

Chart performance[edit]

Billboard 200:

  • Live Scenes from New York - #120

Billboard Top Internet Albums:

  • Live Scenes from New York - #7


  1. ^ "Dream Theater". Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Robert (2011). "Live Metropolis, Pt. 2 - Dream Theater | AllMusic". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Faq: Dream Theater - Scenes From New York/Live Scenes From New York". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "FAQ: What’s this I hear about Mike being really sick after the Roseland (DVD) show? What happened?". Retrieved 2008-01-31.