And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) is a compilation album by progressive metal band Dream Theater released by Rhino Records on April 1, 2008. The title alludes to their only top 10 radio hit, "Pull Me Under". It features three songs from their breakthrough album Images and Words remixed by Kevin Shirley: "Pull Me Under", "Take the Time", and "Another Day"
About greatest hit. Greatest Hit . nd 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) features three songs from their breakthrough album Images and Words remixed by Kevin Shirley: Pull Me Under, Take the Time, and Another Day. It also features the song To Live Forever, an Awake-era re-recording of the song from the Images and Words sessions (featured as a B-side of the Lie single), which was previously unreleased on a full-length album.
Dream Theater only had one hit song as such, which to my mind makes this compilation even more useless. A prog metal band really don't have hit songs, they just have songs the fans absolutely adore which should be enough for most bands. This is a 2-disc set with "Pull Me Under" and 21 "pretty cool" songs.
Released in 2008, ‘Greatest Hit’ (a reference to the bands one radio hit, ‘Pull Me Under’) is a compilation album by progressive metal giants Dream Theater. With an abundance of incredible material to choose from, it should have been easy enough to make this a three-disc box set that would be the defining progressive music collection. Instead, this is more of a two-disc cash-grab, a quick and easy effort to introduce new fans to the band. Admittedly, for that purpose, it works. However, for the die-hard fans, this is more of a disappointment. But that’s not all, there’s three 2007 remixes of Dream Theater classics from the 1992 ‘Images and Words’ album, and while the compositions themselves are perfect, the remixes are pretty ugly and messy. The mix seems a bit unbalanced and some random noises and sound effects kind of ruins things. Once again, I’ll stick with the originals.
Dream Theater - Endless Sacrifice (Remastered Album Version) (11:24, 256Kb/s). Dream Theater - The Test That Stumped Them All (05:01, 256Kb/s). Dream Theater - Peruvian Skies (Remastered Album Version) (06:43, 256Kb/s). Dream Theater - I Walk Beside You (Remastered Album Version) (04:29, 256Kb/s). Dream Theater - Lifting Shadows Off A Dream (Remastered Album Version) (06:10, 256Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Greatest Hit (2008).
And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs). Released March 29, 2008. And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) Tracklist. 1. Pull Me Under Lyrics.
Musically, if you are a Dream Theater fan and need to have everything, you already know these tracks, and have them in at least two versions - live and studio - anyway, and the remixes are nothing whatsoever to write home about. Excess is one of the greatest things about Dream Theater: they are one of the best live bands on the planet and understand that big rock & roll is about the show as well as great musicianship, but sometimes, even grand excess is a little to o grand for its own good; this is just such a case.
Referring to Dream Theater 's first and only major radio hit, " Pull Me Under ", the compilation's tongue-in-cheek title is a testament not only to the band's sense of humor but also highlights the acclaimed New York-based quintet's ability to make music and cultivate a legion of fans on its own terms, without help from radio or MTV. The collection features more than two hours of progressive hard rock from James LaBrie (vocals), John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar/vocals), Mike Portnoy (drums/vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards). Portnoy says this album presented the perfect opportunity to give the songs a bit of a facelift. The original mixes always sounded a bit ''80s' to me, so we had our good friend and longtime mixer Kevin Shirley give the tracks a bit of an update to sound more like the rest of the Dream Theater catalog.
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|Disc One (The Dark Side)|
|1-1||Pull Me Under (2007 Remix)||8:13|
|1-2||Take The Time (2007 Remix)||8:22|
|1-3||Lie (Single Edit)||5:01|
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Derek Sherinian
|1-5||Home (Single Edit)||5:38|
|1-6||Misunderstood (Single Edit)||5:14|
|1-7||The Test That Stumped Them All (Single Edit)||5:00|
|1-8||As I Am (Single Edit)||7:14|
|1-10||The Root Of All Evil||7:16|
|Disc Two (The Light Side)|
|2-1||Another Day (2007 Remix)
Saxophone – Jay Beckenstein
|2-2||To Live Forever||4:56|
|2-3||Lifting Shadows Off A Dream||6:09|
|2-4||The Silent Man
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Derek Sherinian
|2-6||Through Her Eyes (Alternate Album Mix)
Saxophone – Jay BeckensteinVocals [Additional] – Theresa Thomason
|2-7||The Spirit Carries On
Vocals [Additional] – Theresa Thomason
|2-8||Solitary Shell (Single Edit)||4:10|
|2-9||I Walk Beside You||4:28|
|2-10||The Answer Lies Within||5:15|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Copyright (c) – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Bass – John Myung
- Compiled By – Dream Theater
- Drums, Backing Vocals – Mike Portnoy
- Guitar, Backing Vocals – John Petrucci
- Keyboards – Jordan Rudess (tracks: 1-5 to 1-11, 2-6, -2-11), Kevin Moore (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3, 2-1 to 2-4)
- Producer [Original Recordings] – David Prater , Duane Baron, John Petrucci, John Purdell, Kevin Shirley, Mike Portnoy
- Vocals – James LaBrie
Notes16 Page Booklet.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (String): 081227993818
- Barcode (Text): 0 8122 79938 1 8
- Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1, 2): [Warner Music Logo] 812279938-1/1.2 V01 JWT
- Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 1, 2): IFPI L016
- Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1, 2): [Warner Music Logo] 812279938-1/2 V01 IAY
- Mastering SID Code (CD2 Variant 1, 2): IFPI L016
- Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
- Label Code: LC 02982
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|WPCR 12863~4||Dream Theater||Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) (2xCD, Comp)||Atlantic, Rhino Records||WPCR 12863~4||Japan||2008|
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