When Dream And Day Unite
"When Dream And Day Unite" played a major role in putting prog-metal on the map was the first album to seamlessly combine instrumental prowess, 'thinking man's' lyrics and heavy riffing. Featuring original vocalist Charlie Dominici, Dream Theater would go on to scale greater commercial heights, but this is the album that started it all. Guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy met at the Berkelee College of Music in 1985, and started playing under the name Majesty, but switched to Dream Theater when they found that the original name was copyrighted. "When Dream And Day Unite" features the complex arrangements and technically demanding parts that would become the band's hallmark, especially on the album's epic "The Killing Hand". You can still hear the band playing the instrumental "The YTSE Jam" in concert to this day.
|05:12||A Fortune In Lies||Vocal|
|05:43||The YTSE Jam||Instrumental|
|08:42||The Killing Hand||Vocal|
|07:23||Light Fuse And Get Away||Vocal|
|08:04||The Ones Who Help Set The Sun||Vocal|
|06:37||Only A Matter Of Time||Vocal|
|John Petrucci||Guitars, Production|
|Charles Dominici||Vocals, Production|
|Kevin Moore||Keyboards, Production|
|Mike Portnoy||Drums, Percussion, Production|
|John Myung||Bass, Production|
|Terry Date||Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Joe Alexander||Engineering, Mixing|
|Brian Stover||Engineering Assistance|
|Trish Finnegan||Engineering Assistance|
|Steve Sinclair||Executive Production|
|Eddie Wilner||Reisse Production|
|Amy Guip||Album Covert Concept, Design, Front and Back Cover Photography|
|Chris Carroll||Innersleeve Photography|
|Mary Romano||Art Direction Assistance|
|Recorded at Kajem/Victory Studios, Gladwyne, PA, July 18 to August 12, 1988.
Mastered at Master Disc.
Art direction by Joannis/Third Image.
Artwork recreated by Alliance Creative.