A treasure-trove for Dream Theater fans, Live at Budokan presents an entire three-hour performance at Tokyo's famed Budokan arena on April 26, 2004, along with a bonus disc rich in supplementary material. Disc 1 finds the metallic progressive-rock quintet at its awe-inspiring best, plowing through its catalog of dramatic epics and jack-hammer instrumentals, including five of the seven songs from 2003's Train of Thought. Disc 2 features an extended drum solo from percussionist extraordinaire Mike Portnoy; gear tours from guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (fascinating for lay people and downright revelatory for musicians); and a half-hour documentary on DT's 2004 stint in Japan punctuated by tantalizing snippets of band rehearsals.
01 As I am 02 This dying soul 03 Beyond this life 04 Hollow years 05 War inside my head 06 The test that stumped them all 07 Endless sacrifice 08 Endless sacrifice 09 Instrumedley 10 Instrumedley 11 Trial of tears 12 Trial of tears
13 New millennium 14 New millennium 15 Keyboard solo 16 Keyboard solo 17 Only a matter of time 18 Only a matter of time 19 Goodnight kiss 20 Goodnight kiss 21 Solitary shell 22 Solitary shell 23 Stream of conciousness 24 Stream of conciousness 25 Disappear 26 Disappear 27 Pull me under 28 Pull me under 29 In the name of God 30 In the name of God
01 Riding the train of thought (documentary 02 Instrumedley (multi-angle / select any i 03 Drum solo 04 Band history biograph