Dream Theater – “Instrumedley” Live in Tokyo 2004

“Instrumedley”, sometimes referred to as “The Dance of Instruments”, is an instrumental music piece performed only during live stage of Dream Theater. This excellent piece is consisted of several instrumental part of the songs from Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment (See below). There are not enough words to describe how epic this is!

This incredibly great performance was held at Nippon Budokan on 26 April, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. This live footage is taken from Dream Theater’s live CD/DVD “Live at Budokan” (Atlantic, 2004, Blu-ray version is also available).

Lineup

  • James LaBrie – Vocals
  • John Petorucci – Guitars
  • John Myung – Bass
  • Mike Portnoy – Drums
  • Jordan Ruddess – Keyboards

Analysis

0:00 “The Dance of Eternity” (Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory)
1:42 “Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper” (Images & Words)
2:09 “Erotomania” (Awake)
3:29 “The Dance of Eternity”
4:20 “Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper”
5:16 “A Change of Seasons IV: The Darkest of Winters” (A Change of Seasons)
5:48 “When the Water Breaks” (Liquid Tension Experiment 2)
5:56 “A Change of Seasons IV: The Darkest of Winters” (A Change of Seasons)
6:03 “Ytse Jam” (When Dream and Day Unite)
7:45 “The Dance of Eternity”
8:30 “Paradigm Shift” (Liquid Tension Experiment 1)
9:29 “Universal Mind” (Liquid Tension Experiment 1)
10:18 “The Dance of Eternity”
11:00 “Hell’s Kitchen” (Falling Into Infinity)

Each Player’s Angles

John Myung

Mike Portnoy

Jordan Ruddess

John Petrucci

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