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Dream Theater
Awake
Style: Progressive. Year: 1994

MUSICA Soundcheck:
Average score: 8.0 of 10
Votes: 11

Хорёк (12.07.2012 22:08:15)
Score: 5 of 10
Терпеть не могу альбом кроме последней баллады. И во многом из него пошел традиционный мерзкий прогметаллический саунд с ватными гитарами и синтезаторными сахарными клавишами


Андрей Исаев (28.08.2008 15:29:09)
Score: 6 of 10
Показался хуже первых двух.


Троценко (19.08.2008 11:57:37)
Score: 7 of 10
Неплохо но не мое


Nomad242 (18.08.2008 22:49:01)
Score: 9 of 10
Особенно впечатляет вторая половина альбома


Психастеноподобный истерошизоид (18.08.2008 22:47:30)
Score: 8 of 10
Dream Theater набирают обороты. Этот альбом в своё время то, что получил "платину" - абсолютно точно. И штурмовал MTV - вот, казалось бы, невозможно поверить, что такая музыка пользовалась спросом, да ещё каким, за пределами "избранной" прог-металлической аудитории.
Собственно, почему и отчего?
В то время группа впитала в себя очень многое из того, что делалось в американской музиндустрии. Какие металлические, да и просто рок-группы считались самыми "знаковыми" тогда в Америке?Правильно, Aerosmith и Metallica. Вот даже их влияние как-то "уместилось" на этом альбоме - типичный такой получился "американский" металл. Но с одним, очень большим "но". С традициями арта и прога. Именно "американского металла" гораздо больше, чем на предыдущих двух альбомах, при этом по технике владения инструментами музыканты гораздо показательнее, чем обе упомянатые группы (метла и аэрокузнец) вместе взятые. Да и не скупяться на какие-то яркие интонации, уходящие корнями то в кантри-блюз, то во фьюжн, то в разные направления мейнстримного рока 80-х годов. При этом очень многие песни в альбоме пронизывает система лейтмотивов - не забыли даже про оперную драматургию концепткально-сюжетного рока. Так, темы, которые расслышало ухо в тяжёлом арт-фьюжн инструментале Erotomania, затем звучит в двух следующих вещах Voices и Silent man. Таже такой принцип развития материала нас не оставляет и в самой тяжёлой, наиболее сильно навеянной "Металликой" композиции Mirror - в её заключительной части, когда темп становится медленным появляется тема - такой своеобразный "вывод-итог" по характеру - почему-то его даже приговором хочется назвать. Так вот этот "приговор" будет выносится в последней композиции альбома (альбом начинается за здравие, кончается за упокой). Подобные реминисценции и в иных композициях бывают. Так, в идущей по настроению уже на спад предпоследней Scarred, слышаться в побочной теме (она ощутимо возникает после куплета) интонации самого начала альбома, пусть они уже сильно изменённые и по сути превращаются уже в перверсивное отражение его.
При этом всём надо заметить, что на слух это всё достаточно легко ложиться. Мы чётко осознаём - вот это мягкая акустическая баллада, это замутный инструментал, это пусть и несколько занудный и патетический, но слишком чувственный приглэмованный хит (я про уже упомянаемую Voices), это - коммерческо-ротированный примоднённый боевик (Lie). В общем, получился такой, в меру интеллектуальный такой средней тяжести easy listening прогметалл)



TRACKLIST:


1. 6.00. 5:31
2. Caught In A Web. 5:28
3. Innocence Faded. 5:43
4. Erotomania. 6:45
5. Voices. 9:53
6. The Silent Man. 3:48
7. The Mirror. 6:45
8. Lie. 6:34
9. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream. 6:05
10. Scared. 11:00
11. Space-Dye Vest. 7:29

(c)&(p) 1994 ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.

JAMES LABRIE – voices
MIKE PORTNOY – drums & percussion
KEVIN MOORE – keyboards
JOHN MYUNG – bass
JOHN PETRUCCI – guitar

Produced, engineered and mixed by John Purdell and Duane Baron


LYRICA:


DREAM THEATER 94 = AWAKE =

6:00 (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: Kevin Moore)

Six o'clock the siren kicks him from a dream.
Tries to shake it out but it just won't stop.
Can't find the strength but he's got promises to keep
and wood to chop before he sleeps.

I may never get over but never's better than now.
I've got bases to cover.

He's in the parking lot just sitting in his car.
It's nine o'clock but he can't get out.
He lights a cigarette and turns the music down
but just can't seem to shake that sound.

Once I thought I'd get over but it's too late for me now.
I've got bases to cover.

Melody walks through the door
and memory flies out the window
and nobody knows what they want
'til they finally let it all go.

The pain inside coming outside.

So many ways to drown a man, so many ways to drag him down.
Some are fast and some take years and years.
Can't hear what he's saying when he's talking in his sleep.
Finally found the sound but he's in too deep.

I could never get over, is it too late for me now?
Feel like blowing my cover.

Melody walks through the door
and memory flies out the window
and nobody knows what they want
'til they finally let it all go.

But don't cut your losses too soon
'cause you'll only be cutting your throat
and answer a call while you still hear at all
'cause nobody will if you won't.




CAUGHT IN A WEB (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: James LaBrie& John Petrucci)

Silence disguised, I watch you,
show me the hurt that haunts you.
Would you despise the thrill if all you hide were mine?
I can't hold on any longer.
These feelings keep growing stronger,
echoes that deafen the mind will bury my voice in their wake.

Caught in a web.
Removed from the world,
hanging on by a thread.
Spinning the lies devised in my head.

I've seen the path the one you take
shows the truth for you to make.
This turn of phrase we might not see
is the thirst of desire found so easily.
Try to push me 'round. the world some more.
And make me live in fear.
I bare all that I am made of now.
Attractive I don't care
'cause even when I danced with life.
No one was there to share.
Does this voice the wounds of your soul?

Caught in a web. Removed from the world,
hanging on by a thread, spinning the lies devised in my head.

Tried to live the life you live and saw.
It doesn't work
for me.
I bare all that I am made of now.
Attractive, I can't be.
Inside the dance of life is one I'll never hold to me.
You can't heal the wounds of my soul.

Caught in a web.
Removed from the world,
hanging on by a thread.
Spinning the lies devised in my head.

Caught in a web.
Refused by the world,
hanging on by a thread.
Spinning a cage, denied and mistread.


INNOCENCE FADED (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: John Petrucci)

Animation breathes a cloudless mind.
Fascination leaves the doubting blind
until the circle breaks and wisdom lies ahead.
The faithful live awake, the rest remain misled.
Some will transcend spinning years.
One as if time disappears.

Innocence faded, the mirror falls behind you.
Trinity jaded. I break down walls to find you

Callow and vain fixed like a fossil, shrouding pain.
Passionless stage distant like brothers,
wearing apathetic displays,
sharing flesh like envy in cages.

Condescending, not intending to end.
Some will transcend spinning years.
One as if time disappears.

Innocence faded, the mirror falls behind you.
Trinity jaded. I break down walls to find you.

Beginnings get calculated the farther we progress.
Opinions are calculated.
Immune to openness beyond the circle's
edge.
We're driven by her blessings.
Forever hasitating, caught beneath the wheel.

Innocence faded, the mirror falls behind you.
Cynically jaded the child will crawl to find you.


A MIND BESIDE ITSELF

1. EROTOMANIA (Instrumental) (Music: Dream Theater)

2. VOICES (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: John Petrucci)

" Love, just don't stare ",
he used to say to me every Sunday morning.
The spider in the window, the angel in the pool.
The old man takes the poison.
Now the widow makes the rules.
" So speak, I'm right here ",
she used
to say to me, not a word, not a word.
Judas on the ceiling, the Devil in my bed.
I guess Easter's never coming,
so I'll just wait inside my head.

Like a scream but sort of silent living in my nightmares.
Voices repeating me: " Feeling threatened? We reflect your hopes and fears. "
Voices discussing me: " Others steal your thoughts, they're not confined within your mind. "

Thought disorder, dream control.
Now they read my mind on the radio,
but where was the Garden of Eden?
I feel elated, I feel depressed.
Sex is death, death is sex.
Says it right here on my Crucifix.

Like a scream but sort of silent,
living off my nightmares.
Voices protecting me:
" Good behaviour brings the Savior to his kness. "
Voices rejecting me:
" Others steal your thoughts, they're not confined to your mind. "

I'm kneeling on the floor staring at the wall
like the spider in the window,
I wish that I could speak.
Is there fantasy in refuge? God in politicians?
Should I turn on my religion?
These demons in my head tell me to.
I'm lying here in bed, swear my skin is inside out.
Just another Sunday morning,
seen my diary on the ewsstand.
Seems we've lost the truth to quicksand.
It's a shame no one is praying
'cause these voices in my head keep sayin'...
" Love, just stare. "
" Reveal the world when you're supposed to. "
Withdrawn and introverted, infectiously perverted.
" Being laughed at and confused keeps us pleasantly amused enough to stay. "

Maybe I'm just Cassandra fleeting. Twentieth century Icon leeding,
willing to risk salvation to escape from isolation.
I'm witness to redemption, heard you speak but never listened.
Can you rid me of my secrets? Deliever us from Darkness?

Voices repeating me:
" Feeling threatened? We reflect your hopes and fears. "
Voices discussing me:
" Don't expect your own Messiah.
This neverworld which you desire in only in your mind. "


3. THE SILENT MAN(Music & Lyrics: John Petrucci)

A question well served: " Is silence like a fever? "
" A voice never heard? " " Or a message with no receiver? "
Pray they won't ask. Behind the stained glass
there's always one more mask.

Has man been a victim of his woman, of his father?
If he elects not to bother,
will he suffocate their faith?
Desperate to fall, behind the Great Wall that separates us all.

When there's a reason tonight I'm awake.
When there's no answer arrive the silent man.

If there is balance tonight he's awake.
If they have to suffer there lies the silent man.

Sin without deceivers, a god with no believers.
I could sail by on the Winds Of Silence
and maybe they won't notice.
But this time I think it'd be better if I swim.

When there's reason tonight I'm awake.
When there's no answer arrive the silent man.
If there is balance tonight he's awake.
If they have to suffer there lies the silent man.


THE MIRROR (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: Mike Portnoy)

Temptation - why won't you leave me alone?
Lurking every corner, everywhere I go.
Self-control - don't turn your back on me now
when I need you most.
Constant pressure tests my will, my will or my wont.
My self-control escapes from me still...

Hypocrite - how could you be so cruel
and expect my faith in return?
Resistance - is not as hard as it seems
when you close the door.
I spent so long trusting in you.
I trust you forgot
just when I thought I believed in you...

It's time for me to deal.
Becoming all too real,
living in fear - why did you lie and pretend?
This has come to an end
I'll never trust you again.
It's time you made your amends.

Look in the mirror my friend,
let's stare the problem right in the eye.
It's plagued me from coast to coast.
Racing the clock to please everyone.
All but the one who matters the most.
Reflections of reality are slowly coming into view.
How in the cell could you possibly forgive me?
After the hell I put you through.

It's time for me to deal.
Becoming all too real,
living in fear - why'd I betray my friend?

Living until the end, living life so pretend.
It's time to make my amends,
I'll never hurt you again.


LIE (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: Kevin Moore)

Daybreak at the bottom of lake.
It's a hundred degrees I can't breathe
and I won't get out 'til I figure it out.
Thought I'm weak like I can't breathe
so you tell me " trust me ". I can trust you,
just let me show you
but I gotta work it out in a shadow of doubt
'cause I don't
know if I know you.

Doing fine but don't waste my time.
Tell me what it is you want to say.
You sin, you win, just let me in - hurry.
I've been out in the rain all day.
So you tell me " trust me ". I can trust you
as far as I can throw you.
And I'm trying to get out a shadow of doubt
'cause I don't know if I know you.

Don't tell me you wanted me.
Don't tell me you thought of me.
I won't, I swear I won't.
(Did) I'll try, I swear I'll try.

(Lie) Mother Mary quite cotrary.
Kiss the boys and make them wary.
Things are getting just a little bit scary.
It's a wonder I can still breathe.
Never been much of a doubting Thomas
but nothing breaks likes a broken promise.
You tell me 'bout your two more coming
but once is just enough for me.

I had gotten used to being a soul destroyed.
She comes in apparently to fill the void.
All dogs need a leash and at least I'll forget it.
And she would never hurt me though, she's never said it,
but I'm not gonna ask her today.
I don't wanna scare her away.
Your town, I'm all alone
and I just can't stare at the phone.
I wanna talk about lifelong mistakes
and you can tell your stepfather I said so.


LIFTING SHADOWS OFF A DREAM(Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: John Myung)

He seems alone
and silent thoughts remain without an answer.
Afraid and uninvited he slowly drifts away.
Moved by desire and fear. Breaking delicate wings,

Lifting shadows off a dream once broken.
She can turn a drop of water into an ocean

As the rain is pouring down
tears of sorrow wash his mind.
Drifting with the current, this stream of life flows on.
He seems alone and silent
waiting on his hands and knees.
The chill of winter's darkness sits quitely.
Moved by desire and fear he takes a few steps away.

Lifting shadows off a dream once broken.
She can turn a drop of water into an ocean.

And she listens openly.
He pours his soul into the water reflecting the mystery.
She carries him away and the winds die slowly.

Lifting shadows off a dream once broken.
She can turn a drop of water into an ocean.
Lifting shadows off a dream.


SCARED (Music: Dream Theater/Lyrics: John Petrucci)

To rise, to fail. To hurt, to hate.
To want, to wait. To heal, to save.

Can't hear it, we fear it. Awareness won't come near it.
Distractive, reactive, disguised in spite of time.

I never bared my emotions. My passion always strong.
I never lost my devotion but somewhere fate went wrong.

Can't let them rape me again. Your venom's not family here.
Won't let them fill me with fatalistic remedies.
What if the rest of the world was hopelessly blinded by fear?
Where would my sancity live? Suddenly nobody cares.

It's never enough, you're wasting your time.
Isn't there something I could say?
You don't understand, you're closing me out.
How can we live our lives this way?

You tell me I'm wrong, I'm risking my life.
Still I have nothing in return,
I show you my hands. You don't see the scars.
Maybe you'll live leave me here to burn.

What if the rest of the world was hopelessly drowning in vain?
Where would our self pity run? Suddenly everyone cares.

* Blood...heal me.
Fear...change me.
Belief will always save me.
Blood...swearing.
Fear...staring. Conviction made aware.
Give up on misery.

Turn your back on dissent.
Leave their distrust behind.
Wash your hands of regret.


Do you feel you don't know me anymore?
And do you feel I'm afraid of your love?
And how come you don't want me asking?
And how come my heart's not invited?
You say you want everyone happy.
Well, we're not laughing.
And how come you don't understand me?
And how come I don't understand you?
Thirty years say we're in this together, so open your eyes.

People in prayer for me. Sometimes I feel I should face this alone.
My soul exposed, it calms me to know that I won't.

*

Wash your hands of regret.

*

I'm inspired and content.




SRACE-DYE VEST (Music & Lyrics: Kevin Moore)

Falling through pages of Martens on angels, feeling my heart pull west,
I saw the future dressed as a stranger, love in a space-dye vest.
Love is an act of blood and I'm bleeding a pool in the shape of a heart.
Beauty projection in the reflection, always the worst way to start.

Now that you're gone I'm trying to take it.
Learning to swallow the rage.
Found a new girl I think we can make it
as long as she stays on the page.

This is not how I want it to end
and I'll never be open to take my blame if they wanted to.
Nothing to keep me sane and it's all the same to you.
There's nowhere to set my aim so I'm everywhere.
Never come near me again. Do you really think I need you?

And I'll smile and I'll learn
to pretend and I'll never be open again.
And I'll have no more dreams to defend and I'll never be open again.



Produced, engineered & mixed by John Petrucci & Duane Baron.
Recorded May-July 1994 at: One On One Studios, North Hollywood, CA
& Devonshire Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

DREAM THEATER:
John Petrucci - guitar
John Myung - bass
Kevin Moore - keyboards
Mike Portnoy - drums & percussion
James Labrie - vocals

(p) & (c) 1994 Atlantic Recording Corporation.



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