David Prater / Kevin Shirley / John Petrucci / Mike Portnoy / John Purdell / Duane Baron
The Studio Albums 1992-2011 is a cool 10 cd box set with Dream Theater, with more than 10 million albums sold, they have earned their place on the progmetal throne.
This is the same package as box sets with ZZ Top, Saxon and UFO. No booklet, just the cd´s in a simple sleeve. We focus on the music here and the music is good enough.
There is nothing interesting here for the die hard fans that already have all their albums but if you like me, only had a few of their albums before. This box set is truly worthy it´s nice price and you´ll get everything except their first album "When dream and day unite" (1989) and their latest self titled album (2013).
I must admit that I was a bit tired of the band by the album "Train of thought" (2003) but DT truly lifted themselves on the following "Octavarium" which is one of their finest albums along with "Images and words", "Falling into infinity" and "A dramatic turn of events".
Images and words : Pull me under, Surrounded
Awake : Innocence faded, Space dye vest
Falling into infinity : New millenium, Hollow years
Metropolis pt 2 : Scenes from a memory - Overture 1928, Strange deja vu
Six degrees of inner turbulence : The glass prison, Overture
Train of thought : Stream of consciousness, In the name of god
Octavarium : I walk beside you, Panic attack
Systematic chaos : Prophets of war, In the presence of enemies Part 1
Black clouds and silver linings : Wither, The best of times
A dramatic turn of events : Build me up Break me down, Bridges in the sky