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posted: February 13, 2009

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Dream Theater – Dark Side of The Moon, The Bootleg Series

Speaking of bands covering Pink Floyd, here’s one that makes you want to raise your hand with a lighter to the sky. Dream Theater has become famous for playing a classic album in its entirety when they play more than one night in a row at a particular venue. Fortunately for DT fans, drummer Mike Portnoy has been recording these and they have been out for distribution for some time now.

While Pink Floyd is somewhat sacred territory to us boomers, Dream Theater does an awesome job of performing this legendary material, in many ways quite a bit better than some of the incantations of PF that only included part of the original members. If you are a Dream Theater fan and didn’t catch one of these performances you will love it and I think even the most hard core Pink Floyd fan will appreciate what has been accomplished here. If you like this one, check out their covers of Deep Purple’s Made in Japan and Metallica’s Master of Puppets. I love you, goodnight!

–Jeff Dorgay

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