The band recorded the album in a very small amount of time, laying down the basic tracks in under 10 days. Due to the very small budget and amount of time allotted to create it, production was rushed by Terry Date, and the sound of the album was hindered greatly. Prior to release, the band were forced to change their name, eventually settling on "Dream Theater".
As this was after promotional materials were released, this most likely hurt album sales, as there was already quite a buzz around the name Majesty. The name of the album comes from a lyric from "Only A Matter Of Time", which was chosen after several other names were considered.
The album was released to little fanfare and low sales. The album received almost no promotion after its release and a promised world tour never happened, with Dream Theater only playing a handful of local shows in support of it. A promised single and video release also never materialized, though "Status Seeker" and "Afterlife" were released as radio singles, both songs were remixed by Terry Brown for these releases.
The album garnered very strong reviews, almost all of which were positive. Criticisms against it were mostly leveled at A Fortune In Lies - Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite production, critics stating that the band would sound much better given better audio. Modern Dream Theater fans tend to dismiss the album, though it does have its fans.
Fans cite Dominici's vocals, the poor audio and the band's undeveloped writing style at the time as issues. Many compared the band to Rushusually in a favorable light, though Dominici was irked by comparisons of his voice to Geddy Lee's claiming that he sounds nothing like Lee and people only made that comparison because the music is similar to Rush's music. When Dream And Day Unite is a heavier album, with no ballads appearing A Fortune In Lies - Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite it.
Of the four tenets of Dream Theater's sound Progressive, Metal, Melodic and Pop the album definitely favors Progressive and Metal, with no ballads and only "Status Seeker" having a strong pop sound. Translate Email Print. A Fortune In Lies 2. Status Seeker 3. The Ytse Jam 4. The Killing Hand 5. Light Fuse And Get Away 6. Afterlife 7. Only A Matter Of Time. You can make a fortune in lies You can keep a giant alive You can ride the red Until everybody smiles A trifling euphoria was such an untimely religion maybe your life can explain the reason for my indecision Here is a poor man the heart of this monster creation He said we both will be heroes and I was led into temptation You can make a fortune A Fortune In Lies - Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite lies You can keep a giant alive You can ride the red Until everybody smiles Can you show me your gold and your silver?
A hero in frozen water Now you've made a fortune in lies and you kept a giant alive You rode Wounded Horse - XTC - Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) red You rode the red 2.
Status Seeker [music by Dream Theater] [lyrics by I Think Of You - Gloria Scott - What Am I Gonna Do and Petrucci] Heart sick at the sight of Henk Badings - Levensbeeld Status Seeker In a sense I'm not beyond reproach the aspiration to drop a name When A Fortune In Lies - Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite rose might smell the same Maybe you'll figure it out someday "I want to know you now Still trying to come up with ideas to rename their band, Portnoy's father suggested the name Dream Theater, which was the name of a nearby movie theater.
They also produced two singles, "Status Seeker" and "Afterlife", whose remixes and single edits for radio were done by Terry Brown of Rush production fame. On the 15th anniversary of the album, the band performed it in its entirety in Los Angeles. Furthermore, Real Face - 51 Black Super - 51 Black Super two additional songs in the encore, special guests Dominici and Derek Sherinian both now former Dream Theater members performed along with the rest of the band; however, original keyboardist Kevin Moore did not appear.
The album also featured a live version of "Metropolis—Part I", which was originally from the band's album Images and Wordsand a performance of a B-side from Awake called "To Live Forever", both originally written shortly after the release of When Dream and Day Uniteand played live on the tour for the album.
When Dream and Day Unite did not receive much attention upon release, but due to the commercial success of Images and Wordsthe album would later receive critical reviews and criticism from many resources. This is the only Dream Theater album that failed to chart on the Billboard From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dream Theater. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article relies too much on references to primary Presence Of Mind - 100 Flowers - 100 Flowers. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.
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