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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
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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. It was band’s first and only studio album to feature keyboardist Derek Sherinian following the departure of Kevin Moore in 1994.

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 vocals, 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.

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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. “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence” 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