Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Lineup: Portnoy, Petrucci, Myung, Rudess, LaBrie
Tracklist: (click songs for 30 second samples!)
- The Glass Prison 13:52 (75 second sample)
- Blind Faith 10:21 (60 second sample)
- Misunderstood 9:32 (60 second sample)
- The Great Debate 13:45 (75 second saple)
- Disappear 6:45
Availability: This CD is quite easy to find.
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence I: Overture 6:49
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence II: About to Crash 5:50
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence III: War Inside My Head 2:07
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence IV: The Test That Stumped Them All 5:03
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence V: Goodnight Kiss 6:17
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence VI: Solitary Shell 5:47
- Six Degrees of Inner Turublence VII: About to Crash (Reprise) 4:04
- Six Degrees of Inner Turublence VIII: Losing Time/Grand Finale 5:59
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- This is Dream Theater's 6th album and it has 6 songs. The sixth song is the title track that is about 6 people.
- DT finally got to do a double album, although they have already released a double live album called Once in a LIVEtime and a triple live album called Live Scenes From New York.
- The Glass Prison is the first three parts of a longer epic that will have 12 parts, based on the 12 step program. The subject deals with Mike Portnoy's battle with alchoholism. The saga has so far continued with 2 more songs, This Dying Soul and The Root Of All Evil.
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, although broken into 8 tracks, is one song, and it is DT's longest song at 42:04.
- The beginning of this album is the end of Scenes From a Mmeory and the end is used at the beginning of Train of Thought.
- Mike was prepared to cut both Blind Faith and Disappear if the record label insisted on a single disc set.
- This album was planned to be a single disc set, and the title track was to be about 20 minutes long. It wound up getting longer and longer during the writing sessions and had to have it's own disc.
- The Great Debate was originally called "Conflict at Ground Zero" and Disappear was originally known as "Move On".
- The children heard playing at the beginning of Goodnight Kiss are Mike's kids, Melody and Max. The kiss is Melody and Marlene (Mike's wife).
- This is the first DT album where the title of the album is featured more prominently then the band's name on the cover.
- The "Majesty" symbol can be seen partially faded out under the band's name on the cover.
- "Disappear" wasn't played live until 2004, when it was played twice (once in New York City and another time in Tokyo, which is featured on Live At Budokan. The song has not been performed since.
- This album has the distinction of the most radio singles being released for it: "Disappear" "Solitary Shell" "The Test That Stumped Them All" and "Blind Faith". All four appeared on Four Degrees Of Radio Edits.