Falling Into Infinity
Lineup: Portnoy, Petrucci, Myung, Sherinian, LaBrie
Tracklist: (click songs for 30 second samples!)
Availability: This is an extremely common CD.
- New Millennium 8:20 (45 second sample)
- You Not Me 4:58
- Peruvian Skies 6:43
- Hollow Years 5:53
- Burning My Soul 5:29
- Hell's Kitchen 4:16
- Lines in the Sand 12:05 (60 second sample)
- Take Away My Pain 6:02
- Just Let Me Breathe 5:28
- Anna Lee 5:52
- Trial of Tears 13:05 (75 second sample)
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On his album, Blood Of The Snake Derek Sherinian released a song known as "Been Here Before" which is highly reminiscient of "Anna Lee".
"Hollow Years" was the band's last music video. It was also released as the EP Hollow Years.
- This is Dream Theater's 4th album.
- This album was recorded differently than all other DT albums, instead of laying down each instrument's tracks at once, they were all played together.
- Burning My Soul and the instrumental Hell's Kitchen were originally one song, and they flow together on the album. Hell's Kitchen also flows into Lines in the Sand.
- This is DT's most commercial album, drummer Mike Portnoy originally wanted a very different type of album, a double CD and with a different overall sound. The record label Elektra/Eastwest had gone through a change of management and would not allow DT to have a double CD set and made them shorten many songs.
- Pop-songwriter desmond child re-wrote the song You Or Me and it became You Not Me.
- This was almost Dream Theater's last album, as they felt they no longer had control over their music any longer.
- This album was originally titled "Stream of Consciousness" which was taken from the lyrics to Lines in the Sand. They later planned to call their 7th album this, but later decided on calling it Train of Thought.
- Before settling on "Falling Into Infinity", the band considered many names, including calling it "Dream Theater"
- The band plans to release the "uncut" version of this album as an official bootleg.
- Songs cut from this album include Metropolis, Pt. 2. Raise the Knife, Cover My Eyes, Where Are You Now?. The Way It Used to Be and Speak to Me.
- This was the first album to not have the word's "Dream Theater" in their familiar font on the cover.
- The "Majesty Symbol" appears in the bottom black area of the album cover.
- The same person who did the "swing version" of Under a Glass Moon, also did a swing version of Lines in the Sand, which is called "Strangers in the sand".
- The song New Millennium came from an alternate version of Caught In A Web that DT performed live called Caught in Alice's Nine Inch Tool Garden. This contained elements of popular 90's bands such as Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Soundgarden. Many of the musical elements in this mishmash were used for New Millennium.
- Differences between the original versions and album versions of the song are as follows:
- New Millenium -- Different Intro, slightly different feel
- You Not Me -- Originally titled "You Or Me", was longer with different feel, lyrics and chorus
- Peruvian Skies -- Very smal changes
- Hollow Years -- Longer, with different lyrics in the chorus
- Burning My Soul -- Much longer, different intro and lyrics, and "Hell's Kitchen" included in the middle
- Lines In The Sand -- About a minute longer, with a missing bridge and JLB screaming instead of Doug Pinnick's vocals.
- Take Away My Pain -- Completely different feel and lyrics
- Just Let Me Breathe -- very small changes
- Anna Lee -- Extra verse and lyrics, more guitar
- Trial of Tears -- Slightly longer