Lifting Shadows, the authorized biography of Dream Theater the American progressive metal band comprising James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Mangini traces the band s history from their mid 1980 s Long Island origins through to the arena filling act that they are today This softcover edition is revised and updated and features all new interviews with the band and a host of others who have played their part in the rise of the pioneering prog metal act It covers the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy, the search for his successor and the band s spirited return Their tale is one of musical integrity, strong professional perseverance and a deep rooted belief in their direction The five piece has enjoyed major success notably with Pull Me Under while remaining essentially an underground band They thrive on the support of a growing and loyal fan base As guitarist and founding member John Petrucci writes It s incredible, and we are all very blessed and fortunate to have such a long career not only where we started in America but all over the world....
|Title||:||Lifting Shadows the Authorized Biography of Dream Theater|
|Publisher||:||Rocket 88 May 3, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||795 KB|
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Lifting Shadows the Authorized Biography of Dream Theater Reviews
This book was simply amazing. I learned a lot of new things about the band that I wasn't aware of. It is VERY well-written, well-researched, and well... satisfying! I highly recommend buying this book if you want to learn a lot about the band Dream Theater. As a matter of fact... I wish other books about other bands were as good as this book is. I would definitely read more from this writer.
Being a Dream Theater fan, I read this book in the span of about a week, which is rare for me, especially as this was a thick book with small print. This was the best book I've read in a long time, telling the story of Dream Theater's founding, challenges with the music industry, their integrity during those trials, and their constant progress through the times up to the point when Mike Mangini replaced Mike Portney on drums. This book is alive as you experience extended quotes from band members and others who worked with them. You get all sides of the story in this book. I feel as if I know these people after this engaging read. Another thing I liked about this book is the detail given to explain the inspirations and meanings behind many of their songs, described by the band members themselves. As a musician who has been on a long hiatus, this book has re-energized my inspiration to begin recording again. I will definitely read this book again in the future.
Amazing read. A little unbalanced, in that the first half of the book was pre-James Labrie, and the 2nd half felt like they whipped through the discography. I also would have loved more interviews and details about MP's departure. Seriously though I can't complain. This book is amazing. So interesting to read about singer auditions and band practices with Kevin Moore, etc.
This updated second edition printing (2013) of this book takes the DT fan on a journey from the beginning through the release of “A Dramatic Turn of Events”. It is obvious the author is a fan and has researched his subject well interviewing band mates, producers, management, and many other sources. What I enjoyed most about this book was reading how the creative process of writing the music for a DT record would unfold with Portnoy and Petrucci being the main contributors. If management were not pestering them to write a hit single, or producers/management giving their opinions and input (which the band hated), they would enter the studio with a blank slate, fire off ideas then tweak and record everything as it all progressed. It’s not that other band members were excluded from the writing process but as Mike mentioned many times they wouldn’t step up to the plate.
Essential for DT fans. This gives you the whole story behind the greatest prog metal band ever.
Well written, in-depth, fascinating bio! Worth every penny!
I've read this book the times now, I love it
A very well written, informative book on one of the giants of Progressive Rock/Metal. If you're new to this amazing band, get this book. If you're long term fan of the band…get this book. The twists and turns of the saga of being in a professional band, who is not playing 'mainstream' music, is riveting. It really is the Music BUSINESS, and these guys have been battling it for over 25 years now, and actually getting bigger… Highly recommend this to all budding musicians, fans, and anyone who appreciates guys who stick to their guns, never lose sight of their 'Dream', and power through to the top!