Live at Budokan
Lineup: Portnoy, Petrucci, Myung, Rudess, LaBrie
Tracklist: Click songs to hear 30 second samples
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- Disc One
- Disc Two
- Disc Three
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- This is Dream Theater's 4th live album and their 12th release.
- This is the second time DT has done a 3CD set, the first being Live Scenes From New York
- This is the first live album to be taken from a show performed in Japan.
- This album is accompanied by a DVD Version of the same performance, which was released on the same day.
- This is the first time any live version of the song Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, although only 4 of the 8 parts of the song are done, and it is broken up.
- Although this is not the first Dream Theater album to come in a digipack (Live Scenes From NEw York is the first), it is the first to have an embossed cover. The "majesty" symbol is embossed on the cover (this is not visible in any online picture of it). Some regions do not have an embossed cover, but rather a yellow Majesty symbol superimposed on the cover.
- Unlike on most of the tour, "Eat My Ass and Balls" is not sung during As I Am.
- This performance of Beyond This Life is punctuated by a long jam session inspired by the music of Frank Zappa. This includes both an extended solo by John Petrucci and a duet between Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy. This was done several times during the tour.
- Also done previously on this tour is the extended version of Hollow Years, which debuted in the New York City show. This includes an extended intro that makes it flow from Beyond this Life much in the way that Through Her Eyes does, and an extended guitar solo.
- War Inside My Head. as it is not preceeded by About to Crash, has a brand new intro.
- The songs in the Instrumedley are as follows:
- This is the first DT album to be released on Atlantic Records. (Although all previous albums starting with Images And Words were released by Atlantic, they were always under an imprint such as ATCO, EastWest or Elektra.
- James LaBrie sings "The tide is turning now, Tokyo" as an alternate lyrics during New Millenium.