Chaos In Motion - 2007 - 2008 - Dream Theater - (2 Dvd)
New York based quintet Dream Theater
, born at Boston's Berklee School of Music in 1985 and starting out under the moniker Majesty, have released nine albums over the course of its career, the most recent being their UK Top 30 release Systematic Chaos.
Few bands inspire the type of fanaticism that Dream Theater does. The band-drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and keyboardist Jordan Rudess-have a unique relationship with their fans, constantly interacting with them via the web in addition to continuously providing exclusive content to their legion of diehards.
Chaos In Motion 2007/2008, documents their "Chaos In Motion
" world tour, which kicked off June 3, 2007 at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Milan, Italy and concluded almost a year to the day later on June 4, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 features performances captured throughout the entirety of the tour, unlike their last three DVDs, Metropolis 2000
: Live Scenes From New York, Live at Budokan
, all of which focused on a single concert event.
Drummer and DVD
creative director Mike Portnoy plumed his personal archives for footage in order to provide fans with the ultimate tour souvenir. He assembled over three hours of complete live performances, taking footage from shows in Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Boston, Bangkok and Vancouver. The tracks were mixed and effectively brought to life by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Rush).
The second disc is packed with bonus material, including promo videos, live screen projection films, a photo gallery and a 90-minute documentary that'll make you feel like you're riding in the passenger's seat of the band's tour bus, as it takes you on the road and behind the scenes with the band and crew. It's like a virtual backstage pass that grants fans further unprecedented access.