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Total Tracks 10
Total Length 1:18:28
Tracks
1. Furia Taurina / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (10:10)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
2. Truth / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (9:48)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
3. Fife And Drum / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (9:30)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
4. State Of Grace / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (5:44)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
5. Hang 11 / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (11:38)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
6. From Within / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (5:21)
(Jordan Rudess)
7. The Rena Song / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (7:03)
(John Petrucci)
8. In The Moment / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (6:27)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
9. Black Ice / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (10:54)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
10. Bite Of The Mosquito (Studio Version) / Jordan Rudess & John Petrucci (1:53)
(John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess)
Released 11/12/2000
Carl's Rating
Format CD
Bar Code No 690897227026
Catalog No FN2270-2
Genre Rock: General Rock
Primary Genre Rock: General Rock
Reviews Review by Robert Taylor

This unheralded recording by Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment alumnus John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess is a unique entry in the Dream Theater-family discography. Recorded live in Nyack, New York, the duo performed a mixed set of acoustic and electric (guitar only) compositions. Both players are world-class musicians, but Rudess in particular demonstrates his well-rounded skills, proving why he is an in-demand session player for the likes of David Bowie and Paul Winter. Petrucci too is a fine musician, but lacks the harmonic and rhythmic sophistication to serve as a strong accompanist. This limitation does not prevent the session from being enjoyable, in fact, it is Petrucci's energetic soloing that provides the most excitement. It was obvious that both players had several ideas and styles they wanted to explore, which are done so with restraint and sensitivity. The opening "Furia Taurina" finds Petrucci displaying his Di Meola-like chops on acoustic guitar and ranks as one of his best recorded moments. The most interesting track proves to be "Fife & Drum", which is both technically challenging and musically stimulating. Dream Theater, the band, became successful for several reasons, but the primary ones being that of hard work and a constant desire to push themselves. It is obvious on this recording that these two fine players relish those same values, and while some cuts work better than others, the music here can truly be labeled 'progressive'








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