Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From a Memory
Lineup: Portnoy, Petrucci, Myung, Rudess, LaBrie
Tracklist: (click songs for 30 second samples!)
Availability: This CD is quite easy to find.
- Scene One: Regression 2:06
- Scene Two: Overture 1928 3:37
- Strange Deja-Vu 5:12
- Scene Three: Through My Words 1:02
- Fatal Tragedy 6:49
- Scene Four: Beyond This Life 11:22 (60 second sample)
- Scene Five: Through Her Eyes 5:29
- Scene Six: Home 12:53 (75 second sample)
- Scene Seven: The Dance of Eternity 6:13
- One Last Time 3:46
- Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On 6:38
- Scene Nine: Finally Free 11:59 (60 second sample)
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- This is Dream Theater's 5th album.
- This is the first DT album to feature Jordan Rudess on Keyboards.
- This entire album is a sequel to the song Metropolis, Pt 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper.
- DT took the idea of doing a concept album and the unfinished song Metropolis, Pt 2 and combined them to make this album.
- The title "Scenes From a Memory" appears (sort of) in the song Home, and is also in the original Metropolis.
- The title of the song Home was from a line from Metropolis.
- The title of the instrumental The Dance of Eternity was taken from the last line of Metropolis.
- The story of the album can be better understood using the liner notes, and the DVD (preferably with commentary) Metropolis 2000.
- The original mixes for this album were scrapped, you can find them on The Making of Scenes From a Memory.
- David Bottrill, who did the cover art, has also done similar cover art for the movie Thirteen Ghosts, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD and a Sandman comic book. He also did the cover art to Keep it To Yourself.
- Bottrill also did the original mixes for the album, some of which made the album, others of which were scrapped in favor of mixes by Kevin Shirley.
- Two "Majesty" symbols can be seen on the right side of the album art.
- The static at the end of this album was used for the beginning of the band's next album, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.
- The gospel choir was conducted by Jordan Rudess.
- Although the story involves two brothers, Edward and Julian fighting over Victoria, who dies, The original Metropolis mythos is about the mythical brothers Romulus and Remus. Edward and Julian are "The Miracle" and "The Sleeper" and are also a metaphor for romulus and remus. Victoria is Metropolis (rome).
- The CNN News report used at the end of the album is talking about the death of JFK Jr. A reference to Martha's Vinyard was snipped out, although it remains intact on Metropolis 2000.
- Dave Bottril does the voice of Edward Baynes (the miracle) and plays him in Metropolis 2000.
- This album is sometimes mistakingly credited as being Gold-Certified. That actually refers to Metropolis 2000.
- The band released their (so far) final EP for Through Her Eyes.