Sunday, June 19, 2022

Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite (1989)

The debut album from this US band.

The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

Dream Theater was one of the three bands, the other two are Rush and Saga, who introduced me to progressive rock. I was a fan since the Awake album in 1994 and did review some of their albums for ProgArchives ten to twelve years ago.

I then concentrated on other bands and were not even listening to the Dream Theater albums I bought. 

I have now decided to get on the top of their albums and review the eleven or so studio albums I did not review for ProgArchives. The reviews will be done this year.

When Dream And Day Unite has Charlie Dominici on vocals instead of James DiBrie who took over the vocals duties on the following album. Charlie does a competent enough job but he is not as good as James.

There is some Dream Theater standards on this album like Ytse Jam, Killing Hand and A Fortune In Lies. Those are good songs.

The sound is a bit substandard and so is the other five songs on this album.

This is a fairly good debut album. It is mostly an album with the three songs listed above and not much more than that.

It is still an album well worth checking out. 

2.5 points



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