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« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2008, 02:32:43 PM »

When Dream and Day Unite is one of the best things Dream Theater has done to date, and a major reason why it is so good is the vocal melodies. Every melody is tough to sing -- they're all so unique and fresh and interweaving. The songs stick with you even if you can't quite remember them the first few times through, and once you listen to the record enough, you realize that it's a gem. People forget, as mentioned in the Dream Theater book, that WDADU might be one of the band's most critically successful albums. There are several reasons for this: firstly, the songs that grace WDADU are excellent, and secondly, those who listened to the record back when it first came out in 1989 did so with no preconceived notions.

While I don't agree that WDADU is one of the best things DT has done, I do agree that it has some fantastic melodies on it and the songwriting was very strong. 

Only a Matter of Time might be one of my favorite melodies of all time.  I love to sing along with it, but (kinda like Charlie was saying earlier) I get so messed up trying to figure out when to breathe and trying to remember the speedily-delivered lyrics that I usually wind up trailing off and hoping nobody overheard me from the next room.   Tongue
Yea! EXACTLY! only it was no fun when it happened in front of like 1000 people! That was my downfall back then. I'm going to post  a new comment now.
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« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2008, 02:53:19 PM »

I've always loved The Killing Hand, but the rest of the album never "clicked" with me. Then I misplaced it and never got another one.... I should really see about replacing it
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« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2008, 02:58:38 PM »

ok. Here's the deal. I'm going to put a lot of speculation and theories to rest with this post. When I first auditioned for DT back in 1987 I was floored when they played "Ytsejam" for me. I decided right then that I wanted the gig and I knew they were not getting too much out of my "imitations" of the previous vocalist so, Knowing what HUGE Rush fans they were ,I went with the High voice in that Geddy style because I knew that was what they really wanted to hear. Needless to say,that and my on-the-spot-melody writing for "The Killing Hand" that night was what got me the gig. It was a classic case of "Be careful what you wish for" because I put myself in a position where I needed to keep up a vocal style that was stretching my range more than a bit. Sooooo. When the occasion arose from time to time that I was not 100% for whatever reason,be it that I was drinking too much or stoned on coke,yea I was a wildman! Anyway,I knew that I was putting myself in a position where I made my own bed and now it was hard to sleep in it. This led to the obvious conclusion that I was not the right singer since they needed someone who sang in that high tenor range all the time naturally.That plus the personal differences we had,I was not so happy with them either for a lot of reasons that I won't get into,was the reason we parted ways. I'm glad the way things turned out because I finally got to do things my own way now,thanks mostly to the fact that I was even IN DT at one time. There you have it. My full confession!
And don't quote me because I'll deny every bit of it. Seriously, what I did back then was an over-achievement for me. I was out of my vocal range on most of those songs and on the others it was a case of a race for the next breath. I'm sooooo much happier singing the songs we write now in "Dominici". Who knows, maybe now that I'm calmed down(a little) I might do an album with vocals that really get up there again!
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« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2008, 03:05:01 PM »

I'm glad the way things turned out because I finally got to do things my own way now,thanks mostly to the fact that I was even IN DT at one time.

After reading the Lifting Shadows DT biography I must admit to being impressed by the way you handled parting ways with the band and you haven't just done a Kevin Moore and refused to have anything more to do with DT.
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« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2008, 03:42:11 PM »

I'm glad the way things turned out because I finally got to do things my own way now,thanks mostly to the fact that I was even IN DT at one time.

After reading the Lifting Shadows DT biography I must admit to being impressed by the way you handled parting ways with the band and you haven't just done a Kevin Moore and refused to have anything more to do with DT.
Wierd shit about Kev. I never understood that whole thing.
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« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2008, 07:47:49 PM »

No one really understand Kevin.
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« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2008, 11:08:36 PM »

No one really understand Kevin.

s.  Wink

BTW, did Kevin create the melodies for Only A Matter of Time and Light Fuse?  Because I know he wrote both of those songs... he put a lot of words in a short space... it's just a different way of writing music.  Like supercalifragilisticexpialadocious.
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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2008, 05:17:45 AM »

Those songs were definately the only ones where a lot of the melodies were from Kev's ideas. We worked them together but I must admit,with all those machine-gun lyrics, I was glad he had some direction to offer.
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2008, 05:56:01 AM »

It's the only DT studio release that I don't own. I'll have all 3 DOMINICI CDs in my hands before I get that, since the company that did the re-release last year doesn't kickback anything whatsoever to the artists, and I don't think I'm going to be able to find an original anywhere.
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2008, 06:18:08 AM »

awww. Let me look in my magic box!
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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2008, 06:20:01 AM »

Dude, do you have your very own Romper Room?

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« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2008, 09:28:26 AM »

I have to say that I LOVE the album (I love them all actually). And Charlie, you did a great job, as you always do!
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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2008, 09:30:01 AM »

Thanks bud!
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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2008, 09:57:50 AM »

WDaDU was the mark of a beggining for one of the best progressive metal bands in history. As Amorim said, I love all albuns from DT. WDaDU was a masterpiece, I still listen to it and think Charlie is the only possible singer for Only a Matter of Time (my favourite music from that album). 
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« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2008, 12:29:56 AM »

I just want to say thanks for the WDADU appreciation. That said, let me give my own opinion so as to let my position on the subject be known. I know the production on WDADU sucked. It was 1989 and we had a young and inexperienced producer,as we all were. The producer got better in later years,by the way so I am in no way trying to bash him like it looks in the DT book. I'm sorry I worded it the way I did in that interview. Here's the skinny. WDADU was great in 1989. Now it stands as just what it is-NOT DT's best album by a longshot,but a great debut by a great band. That was then,this is now. There is no need to start an ongoing argument about whether or not DT ever did anything as good because they have done some AMAZING things since WDADU. Furthermore,I am Charlie and James is James. I don't try to be James and I'm sure he certainly isn't trying to be me. Just appreciate it for what it is and was back then.For the record if you watch the backstage scenes with me and James going over "Metropolis" vocals together, just look at my expression when he sings "Lake of fire" and you will know just how much I respect him. He is a powerful and well trained singer.I never liked it when people compared me to him,it's Apples and Oranges as far as I'm concerned. I'm hoping this post might put a stop to all the back and forth on this. I appreciate the compliments on my work on WDADU but let's keep it real!
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« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2008, 07:49:52 AM »

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I've listened to WDADU a couple times. When I heard it the first time, I couldn't understand why everyone hated Status Seeker. It's an excelent song, and I love the chorus, but same goes with I Walk Beside You. Two great songs that get too much hate. Anyway, aside from the production, the album is pretty good. I should probably give it another spin sometime. Charlie's vocals aren't bad, but to be honest, I am pretty spoiled by James'. My favorite song on the album is The Killing Hand.

Good album. *appreciates*
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« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2008, 11:40:49 AM »

I just want to say thanks for the WDADU appreciation. That said, let me give my own opinion so as to let my position on the subject be known. I know the production on WDADU sucked. It was 1989 and we had a young and inexperienced producer,as we all were. The producer got better in later years,by the way so I am in no way trying to bash him like it looks in the DT book. I'm sorry I worded it the way I did in that interview. Here's the skinny. WDADU was great in 1989. Now it stands as just what it is-NOT DT's best album by a longshot,but a great debut by a great band. That was then,this is now. There is no need to start an ongoing argument about whether or not DT ever did anything as good because they have done some AMAZING things since WDADU. Furthermore,I am Charlie and James is James. I don't try to be James and I'm sure he certainly isn't trying to be me. Just appreciate it for what it is and was back then.For the record if you watch the backstage scenes with me and James going over "Metropolis" vocals together, just look at my expression when he sings "Lake of fire" and you will know just how much I respect him. He is a powerful and well trained singer.I never liked it when people compared me to him,it's Apples and Oranges as far as I'm concerned. I'm hoping this post might put a stop to all the back and forth on this. I appreciate the compliments on my work on WDADU but let's keep it real!

 
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« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2008, 01:10:39 PM »

WDADU is one of my personal best albums. Awesome music with a great singer. 
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« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2008, 01:29:50 PM »

Ytse Jam and The Killing Hand are some top songs of DTs - the rest I haven't listened to enough to really get into, but I'm sure they are great as well Wink

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« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2008, 01:47:18 PM »

I never really liked Ytse Jam.
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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2008, 01:51:53 PM »

Great album overall, Only A Matter Of Time is amazing. Charlie's vocals on there take some listening to if you don't have the ear for them, but if you do, or do over time, you will love it.
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« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2008, 02:57:23 PM »

Ahhh...I'm like good wine!    :dammitnick:
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« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2008, 03:07:27 PM »

Being a big dreamtheater fan, I wouldn't feel right calling this album their "best" album. HOWEVER, I can't say that it is lesser than any of their other albums either! Dream Theater made awesome music after Charlie, and they certainly made awesome music with him as well, so as far as I am concerned this album follows the same pattern that all the other albums do (or perhaps STARTED the pattern): awesome. I love the music on WDADU, and I think Charlie (and the other DT guys obviously) did a great job. The album does have a different sound to it, since it does sound more "eighties" to me (I'm realtively young, so I barely missed the 80's by being born in '90! So "eighties" to me sounds like a little different than the music I grew up with) but I still like it. Perhaps the production adds to this sound, but to wrap this up: great music is great music, you can still hear amazing musicianship even through a bad production.
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« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2008, 03:18:57 PM »

Well-put, Matt.   
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« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2008, 03:24:01 PM »

Being a big dreamtheater fan, I wouldn't feel right calling this album their "best" album. HOWEVER, I can't say that it is lesser than any of their other albums either! Dream Theater made awesome music after Charlie, and they certainly made awesome music with him as well, so as far as I am concerned this album follows the same pattern that all the other albums do (or perhaps STARTED the pattern): awesome. I love the music on WDADU, and I think Charlie (and the other DT guys obviously) did a great job. The album does have a different sound to it, since it does sound more "eighties" to me (I'm realtively young, so I barely missed the 80's by being born in '90! So "eighties" to me sounds like a little different than the music I grew up with) but I still like it. Perhaps the production adds to this sound, but to wrap this up: great music is great music, you can still hear amazing musicianship even through a bad production.

Nice to hear that people are finally getting over the "I have to hate Charlie because I love James" syndrome! I always wondered how long it would take. Hmmm. in two days it will be 19 years to the day. WDADU was released March 6th,1989.Pretty quick I'd say!
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