1. "Through Her Eyes" - 5:22 2. "Lifting Shadows Off a Dream" - 6:05 3. "Perpetuum Mobile" - 2:13 4. "The Silent Man" - 4:24 5. "Another Day" - 5:35 6. "Hollow Years" - 4:11 7. "The Grand Escapement" - 4:20 8. "The Spirit Carries On" - 5:44 9. "Speak To Me" - 6:55 10. "The Answer Lies Within" - 4:15 11. "Collision Point" - 1:09 12. "Vacant" - 3:18
Общее время звучания: 53’29” Запись 2009 г.
The majority of this album contains classical piano renditions of Dream Theater* songs. Rudess's arrangements include many sections that were not in the original songs, especially solos. Tracks 3, 7, and 11 are original pieces.
*Dream Theater is an American band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by Mike Portnoy, John Myung, and John Petrucci while they attended Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010 when Mike Portnoy decided to leave the band, due to conflicting interests.
Jordan Rudess has released an album of his own piano interpretations of Dream Theater songs, and it's mightily impressive stuff. Sifting through the DT back-catalogue and selecting the more mellow tracks, he has re-arranged them and added his own startling flourishes to them. Probably the most notable feature of the album is that he has retained those instantly recognisable melodies from such tracks as 'Hollow Years', 'The Silent Man' and 'The Answer Lies Within' yet arranged them in such a way that they have almost taken on a new and mesmerizing identity. When Jordan is writing and performing with Dream Theater, his work is mind-blowing enough. But you have to remember that he is a classically trained performer (he studied at Julliard School of Music). And although he unquestionably adores his DT "day job", he also clearly has a insatiable desire to continue to write and perform on the piano. Album's such as 'Notes From A Dream' are merely a reminder of that other half of his musical identity. The melding of the two facets of his work is simply stunning and one that deserves to be heard by a larger audience than just DT fans. Any lover of classical music, would, if they rise above any snobbery against a musician who has made his name in the prog rock field, see the virtues of his work. And there are plenty of comparisons that can be made in the classical world, with tracks like 'Through Her Eyes' having a style that can accurately be described as Dream Theater meets Rachmaninov. It really is that alluring.
джордан рудесс один из лучших современных клавишников, жалко Dream Theater усилив свой состав одним из лучших ударников М. Манчини остановились в своем развитии, что сказать группа когда самая большая надежда прогрессивного рока
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