Posted on November 22, 2009 -
I bought Dream Theater’s Chaos in Motion off another website and for some reason they shipped it early and I got it today. Here is what I think about it.
I have every Dream Theater DVD to date, but this one lacks the quality of Live at Budokan or Score. I didn’t know that this was going to be raw footage until I read the back of the case. The video quality looks decent, but if your expecting the look or nice camera angles of the past concert DVDs, you might be disappointed.
There are plenty of extra features on disk two that run well over two hours. There is a 90 minute documentary about the band’s 35 country tour, some music videos and Mike Portnoy takes us on and behind stage in two short, but enjoyable segments. I really loved the documentary. You get to know the band, the crew and what life on the road is like.
The main thing Dream Theater does well with these DVDs (and they put one out about every two years) is the fact that they all feature different songs. The songs on here won’t be found on the previous releases, which is nice for the fans.
The concert footage is good, could be better, but with a whole disc of extras, this is a must for anyone who likes Dream Theater.
Intro/Also sprach Zarathustra
The Dark Eternal Night
Lines in the Sand
The Ministry of Lost Souls
Take the Time
In the Presence of Enemies
I. Trial of Tears
II. Finally Free
III. Learning to Live
IV. In the Name of God
“Behind The Chaos On The Road” 90 minute Documentary
Promo Videos: Constant Motion, Forsaken, Forsaken (In Studio), The Dark Eternal Night (In Studio)
Live Screen Projection Films:
The Dark Eternal Night (N.A.D.S)
The Ministry Of Lost Souls
In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 2
“Mike Portnoy Stage Tour”
“Mike Portnoy Backstage Tour”