“Live Scenes From New York” is one incredible album. With 3 CDs to spotlight one of the greatest Progressive acts ever you simply can’t go wrong.
From the first hook I heard on this CD I couldn’t help but be incredibly envious of anyone that has seen this band live. Vocally and musically this CD shows that bands don’t always need multiple dubs to get it right and then unable to reproduce it live later.
This should have been released on September 11 2001, unfortunately the original art on the cover had show the World Trade Center burning in a huge flame. Because of that sad day DREAM THEATER pulled it from release and re-created the artwork to show respect for such a sad day.
I can’t choose one song on here that I could say is a great song or a “greater” song because it would feel like an insult to the other amazing songs on this compilation. All I can say is “If you like DREAM THEATER and are a HUGE Prog fan then I suggest that you run on today (Yes Today!!) and buy this CD to hear where the standard was placed for all Prog acts to follow.
The production value of this CD is great in capturing everything that DREAM THEATER is made up of as well as the Enhanced CD features that make for a great experience.
I can say nothing wrong about this CD except for I wish I was one of the lucky people that was there watching them. (Online July 7, 2004)