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On October 4, 2019.

On October 4, 2019, “Mascot Label Group” label released “Third Degree”, the third Flying Colors studio album. It was recorded in December 2016, and December 2018, at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida, and was produced by Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse and Dave LaRue.

Personnel:

  • Casey McPherson – lead vocals, guitar
  • Neal Morse – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Mike Portnoy – vocals, drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Steve Morse – lead guitar
  • Dave LaRue – bass guitar
  • Chris Carmichael – strings, string arrangement
  • Bill Evans – executive producer, HPAR, post-production engineer
  • Rich Mouser – mixing, mastering
  • Jerry Guidroz – recording engineer
  • Brian Moritz – recording engineer
  • Thomas Cuce – recording engineer
  • Matthew Parmenter – recording engineer
  • Bouchra Azizy – additional digital editing

Track listing:

  1. The Loss Inside
  2. More
  3. Cadence
  4. Guardian
  5. Last Train Home
  6. Geronimo
  7. You Are Not Alone
  8. Love Letter
  9. Crawl

On July 7, 1992.

On July 7, 1992, “ATCO” label released “Images and Words”, the second Dream Theater studio album. It was recorded October – December 1991, at “BearTracks Studios” in Suffern, New York; “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by David Prater.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Moore– keyboard
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jay Beckenstein– soprano saxophone
  • David Prater – mixing
  • Doug Oberkircher – engineer, mixing\
  • Steve Regina – assistant engineer
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Larry Freemantle – art direction

Track listing:

All music by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Kevin Moore, John Myung and Mike Portnoy, except where noted. “Wait for Sleep” by Kevin Moore.

  1. Pull Me Under – lyrics by Kevin Moore
  2. Another Day – John Petrucci
  3. Take the Time – lyrics by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Kevin Moore, John Myung, Mike Portnoy
  4. Surrounded – lyrics by Kevin Moore
  5. Metropolis—Part I: ‘The Miracle and the Sleeper – lyrics by John Petrucci
  6. Under a Glass Moon – lyrics by John Petrucci
  7. Wait for Sleep – lyrics by Kevin Moore
  8. Learning to Live – John Myung

On June 7, 2005.

On June 7, 2005, “Atlantic” label released “Octavarium”, the eighth Dream Theater studio album. It was recorded September 2004 – February 2005, at “The Hit Factory” in, New York City, and was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • Jordan Rudess– keyboards, continuum, lap steel guitar
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, backing vocals
  • Doug Oberkircher – engineer
  • Colleen Culhane, Kaori Kinoshita, Ryan Simms – assistant engineers
  • Bert Baldwin – additional studio assistance
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing
  • Keith Gary – assistant and Pro Toolsengineer
  • Will Hensley – second assistant
  • Pyr Osh – mastering
  • Hugh Syme- art direction, design, photography album
  • Orchestra:
  • Concert Master – Elena Barere
  • Katharine Fong, Ann Lehmann, Katherine Livolsi-Stern, Laura McGinniss, Catherine Ro, Ricky Sortomme, Yuri Vodovoz – violins
  • Vincent Lionti, Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Richard Locker, Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Pamela Sklar – flute
  • Joe Anderer, Stewart Rose – French Horns
  • String quartet:
  • Elena Barere, Carol Webb – violins
  • Vincent Lionti – viola
  • Richard Locker – cello
  • Jamshied Sharifi – strings arrangements, conductor
  • Jill Dell’Abate – orchestral contractor

Track listing:

All music by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Portnoy.

  1. The Root of All Evil – lyrics by Mike Portnoy
  • Ready
  • Remove
  1. The Answer Lies Within – lyrics by John Petrucci
  2. These Walls – lyrics by John Petrucci
  3. I Walk Beside You – lyrics by John Petrucci
  4. Panic Attack – lyrics by John Petrucci
  5. Never Enough – lyrics by Mike Portnoy
  6. Sacrificed Sons – lyrics by James LaBrie
  7. Octavarium – lyrics by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy
  • Someone Like Him
  • Medicate (Awakening)
  • Full Circle
  • Intervals
  • Razor’s Edge

On January 27, 2014.

On January 27, 2014, “Inside Out Music” label released “Kaleidoscope”, the fourth  Transatlantic studio album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse— keyboards, acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Roine Stolt— electric guitars, vocals, percussion, additional keyboards
  • Pete Trewavas— bass guitar, vocals
  • Mike Portnoy— drums, vocals
  • Chris Carmichael— cello
  • Rich Mouser— pedal steel guitar
  • Daniel Gildenlöw— special guest vocals
  • Rich Mouser — mixing
  • Jerry Guidroz — engineering
  • Thomas Ewerhard — design, layout
  • Per Nordin — Transatlantic Ship
  • Joey Pippin — band photos
  • Jerry Guidroz — Kaleidoscope photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas, except where noted.

  1. Into the Blue
  • Overture
  • The Dreamer and the Healer
  • A New Beginning
  • Written in Your Heart
  • The Dreamer and the Healer (reprise)
  1. Black as the Sky
  2. Beyond the Sky
  3. Kaleidoscope
  • Overture
  • Ride the Lightning
  • Black Gold
  • Walking the Road
  • Desolation Days
  • Lemon Looking Glass
  • Ride the Lightning (reprise)

 

On April 21, 2006.

On April 21, 2006, “insideOut Music” label released “Free”, the second OSI album. It was recorded in November 2005, and was produced by Jim Matheos and Kevin Moore.

Personnel:

  • Jim Matheos- guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Kevin Moore- vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Mike Portnoy- acoustic drums
  • Joey Vera
  • Bige Akdeniz– guitar, vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Kevin Moore; all music by Jim Matheos and Kevin Moore, except where noted.

  1. Sure You Will
  2. Free
  3. Go
  4. All Gone Now
  5. Home Was Good
  6. Bigger Wave
  7. Kicking
  8. Better
  9. Simple Life
  10. Once
  11. Our Town

On February 10, 2015.

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On February 10, 2015, “Inside Out Records” label released “The Grand Experiment”, the debut Neal Morse Band studio album.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse- vocals, keyboards, guitars
  • Mike Portnoy- drums, backing vocals
  • Randy George- bass, backing vocals
  • Eric Gillette – guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Bill Hubauer – keyboards, lead and backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette.

  1. The Call
  2. The Grand Experiment
  3. Waterfall
  4. Agenda
  5. Alive Again

Bonus Disc

  1. New Jerusalem (Freedom Is Coming)
  2. Doomsday Destiny
  3. MacArthur Park” (Arrangedby Bill Hubauer; original version written by Jimmy Webb)
  4. The Creation (Live at Morsefest)
  5. Reunion – (Live at Morsefest)

 

On September 23, 1997.

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On September 23, 1997, “East West Records” label released “Falling into Infinity”, the fourth Dream Theater studio album. It was recorded June–July 1997, at “Avatar Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals and backing vocals, arrangement
  • John Petrucci– guitar, background vocals, arrangement
  • Derek Sherinian– keyboards, backing vocals, arrangement
  • John Myung– bass, Chapman Stick, arrangement
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, percussion, backing and harmony vocals, arrangement
  • Doug Pinnick– additional vocals
  • Kevin Shirley– engineering, mixing
  • Rich Alvy – engineering assistance
  • Barbara Lipke – engineering assistance
  • Dave Swope – mixing assistance
  • Leon Zervos– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Dream Theater, lyrics as noted.

  1. New Millennium – Mike Portnoy
  2. You Not me – John Petrucci, Desmond Child
  3. Peruvian Skies – John Petrucci
  4. Hollow Years – John Petrucci
  5. Burning My Soul – Mike Portnoy
  6. Hell’s Kitchen
  7. Lines in the Sand – John Petrucci
  8. Take Away My Pain – John Petrucci
  9. Just Let me Breathe – Mike Portnoy
  10. Anna Lee – James LaBrie
  11. Trial of Tears – John Myung
  • It’s Raining
  • Deep in Heaven
  • The Wasteland

On June 23, 2009.

Dream_Theater_-_Black_Clouds_&_Silver_Linings

On June 23, 2009, “Roadrunner Records” label released “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”, the tenth Dream Theater studio album. It was recorded October 2008 – March 2009, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, backing vocals
  • Jordan Rudess– keyboards, continuum, lap steel guitar
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, percussion, backing vocals, co-lead vocals
  • Jerry Goodman- violin
  • Paul Northfield– engineer, mixing, vocal track co-producer
  • Hugh Syme– art direction, design, illustrations
  • Dr Rick Kwan – assistant engineer
  • Dan Mandell – photography

Track listing:

All music by John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, John Myung and Jordan Rudess except where noted.

  1. A Nightmare to Remember – lyrics by John Petrucci
  2. A Rite of Passage – lyrics by John Petrucci
  3. Wither – music and lyrics by John Petrucci
  4. The Shattered Fortress – lyrics by Mike Portnoy
  • X. Restraint
  • XI. Receive
  • XII. Responsible
  1. The Best of Times – lyrics Mike Portnoy
  2. The Count of Tuscany – lyrics by John Petrucci

On June 5, 2007.

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On June 5, 2007, “Roadrunner Records” label released “Systematic Chaos”, the ninth Dream Theater studio album. It was was recorded September 2006 – February 2007 at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • Jordan Rudess– keyboards, continuum
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, percussion, backing vocals, co-lead vocals

Guest spoken words on “Repentance”

  • Joe Satriani
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Steven Wilson
  • Jon Anderson
  • Neal Morse
  • Corey Taylor
  • Steve Hogarth
  • Steve Vai
  • Chris Jericho
  • David Ellefson
  • Daniel Gildenlöw
  • Paul Northfield– engineer, mixing, vocal track co-producer
  • Chad Lupo – assistant engineer
  • Hugh Syme– art direction, design, illustration
  • Daragh McDonagh – photography

Track listing:

All music by Dream Theater, lyrics as noted:

  1. In the Presence of Enemies – Part I – John Petrucci
  • I Prelude
  • II Resurrection
  1. Forsaken – John Petrucci
  2. Constant Motion – Mike Portnoy
  3. The Dark eternal Night – John Petrucci
  4. Repentance – Mike Portnoy
  • VIII Regret
  • IX Restitution
  1. Prophets of War – James LaBrie
  2. The Ministry of Lost Souls – John Petrucci
  3. In the Presence of Enemies – Part II – John Petrucci
  • III Heretic
  • IV The Slaughter of the Damned
  • V The Reckoning
  • VI Salvation

On January 29, 2002.

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On January 29, 2002, “Elektra” label released “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence”, the sixth Dream Theater” studio album. It was recorded in 2001, at the “Bear Tracks Studios” in New York, and was produced by Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, background vocals, production
  • Jordan Rudess– keyboard
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, backing vocals, co-lead vocals

Track listing:

All music by John Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy.

  1. The Glass Prison – lyrics by Mike Portnoy
  • “I. Reflection”
  • “II. Restoration”
  • “III. Revelation”
  1. Blind Faith – lyrics by James LaBrie
  2. Misunderstood – lyrics by John Petrucci
  3. The Great Debate – lyrics by John Petrucci
  4. Disappear – lyrics by James LaBrie