|Stunning broadcast festival recording from the band's 1998 tour
Format: CD / Cat No: LFMCD621 / Released: 13/09/2019
Track Listing: 1. A Change Of Seasons (5:47) / 2. The Mirror (1:28) / 3. Just Let Me Breathe (5:57) / 4. Take The Time (12:25) / 5. Hollow Years (6:54) / 6. Caught In A Web (5:25) / 7. Lie (6:51) / 8. Peruvian Skies (8:00) / 9. Pull Me Under (7:32) / 10. Metropolis (Part 1) (6:20) / 11. Learning To Live (7:20)
More information: Falling Into Infinity, Dream Theater’s fourth studio album was released on September 23, 1997. In the US the release debuted at number 52 on the Billboard 200. Creative and personal tensions were experienced by the group during the album's production phase, and consequently it has been described as the band's "most difficult album", which eventually led to their demanding to be free from record label interference for all future albums.
The album appeared to delight fans however who came out in droves for the ‘Touring Into Infinity’ jaunt, which ran for a full year from September 1997 until September 1998, bookended as it was by shows in Brazil. Otherwise, it focused on gigs in the US and Europe across several legs each.
Towards the end of the tour, the band performed a stunning set at the Waldrock Festival, in Burgum, Holland, on 27th June 1998. Confined to a strict set-time of 75 minutes, a very disciplined Dream Theater pulled off what was to be a quite majestic performance, clocking in a few seconds below the deadline, during which they achieved the near impossible by playing only one tune which went over the 10-minute mark. Something that every Dream Theater fan knows is a rare occurrence.
Recorded for live FM broadcast across the Netherlands, and synched too back in the US, this dazzling show is now available on CD here for the first time.