Metal Insider’s Top 5: 20th anniversary albums we’d like to hear live

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Dream_Theater_-_Awake3) Dream Theater, Awake

Dream Theater’s third album is somewhat of a changing of the guard within the band. During the recording of the album, keyboardist Kevin Moore left the band, with Derek Sherinian joining. It was the second album to feature James LaBrie on vocals. It’s a heavier album than Images and Words, which featured the radio hit “Pull Me Under.” And while the album wasn’t as commercially successful, there are still many songs from it, like “Lie” and “Space-Dye Vest,” remain staples of the band’s live sets. And the band’s proggy, yet hooky metal influenced quite a few other musicians.

Chances it will happen: Not great. While the band have been known to play other band’s full albums, they probably wouldn’t be interested in reprising one of their own, especially without Portnoy in the band.

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