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Live Scenes From New York
Live Scenes from New York
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Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2001
RecordedAugust 30, 2000 - Roseland Ballroom, New York
GenreProgressive metal, progressive rock
ProducerKevin Shirley[1]
Dream Theater chronology
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Live Scenes from New York
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Alternative cover
Original album artwork
Original album artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Live Scenes from New York is a 3 disc live album by progressive metal band Dream Theater, recorded on August 30, 2000, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Live Scenes from New York is the audio counterpart to the Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York DVD, released in 2001, except the full concert can only be found on the CD. Two videos of the concert, not released with the DVD, were included on the CD; "Another Day" and Jordan Rudess' keyboard solo. The album is Dream Theater's first live release with Rudess and their first full-length live release.

Coincidentally, it was originally released on September 11, 2001, and when it was noticed that the cover artwork depicted the skyline of New York, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in flames, it was recalled and re-released a short time later with the Majesty symbol instead.[3] Some copies with the original artwork still exist, and are now rare collector's items.(often fetching prices of 100$ and up[4]) The symbol was based on the cover of Dream Theater's 1992 album Images and Words, which included a heart in flames. Since the concert was recorded in New York City, nicknamed "the Big Apple", the heart was changed to an apple.

Drummer Mike Portnoy collapsed following the conclusion of the show. The official statement on his FAQ reads: I collapsed due to over-exhaustion, dehydration, stress, too little food and nutrition, too many Red Bulls, etc. It took me several hours of throwing up, being wrapped in blankets and laying down before I was carried out of the venue hours after the show.[5]

Track listing

All music composed by Dream Theater except where noted.

Disc 1
1."Regression" (music: Petrucci)John Petrucci2:46
2."Overture 1928"(instrumental)3:32
3."Strange Déjà Vu"Mike Portnoy5:02
4."Through My Words" (music: Petrucci)Petrucci1:42
5."Fatal Tragedy"John Myung6:21
6."Beyond This Life"Petrucci11:16
7."John & Theresa Solo Spot"(instrumental)3:17
8."Through Her Eyes"Petrucci6:17
10."The Dance of Eternity"(instrumental)6:24
Total length:59:58
Disc 2
1."One Last Time"James LaBrie4:11
2."The Spirit Carries On" (music: Petrucci)Petrucci7:40
3."Finally Free"Portnoy10:59
4."Metropolis--Part I: "The Miracle and the Sleeper""Petrucci10:36
5."The Mirror" (contains an excerpt from "Lie")Portnoy8:15
6."Just Let Me Breathe"Portnoy4:02
7."Acid Rain" (music: Liquid Tension Experiment)(instrumental)2:34
8."Caught In A New Millennium" (mashup of "Caught in a Web" and "New Millennium", contains elements of "Paradigm Shift" by Liquid Tension Experiment)LaBrie, Petrucci, Portnoy6:21
9."Another Day"Petrucci5:13
10."Jordan Rudess Keyboard Solo (contains elements of "Universal Mind" by Liquid Tension Experiment)" (music: Jordan Rudess)(instrumental)6:40
Total length:66:31
Disc 3
3."The Silent Man" (music: Petrucci)Petrucci5:09
4."Learning to Live"Myung14:02
5."A Change of Seasons"Portnoy24:35
Total length:60:53

Note: Disc three also contains video for Another Day and the keyboard solo.


Additional personnel

  • Theresa Thomason - Guest Vocals on "Through Her Eyes" and "The Spirit Carries On"
  • Gospel Choir - on "The Spirit Carries On"
  • Jo Marno - Choir Coordinator
  • Jay Beckenstein - Soprano Sax on "Another Day"
  • Kent Broadhurst - The Hypnotherapist

Chart performance

Billboard 200:

  • Live Scenes from New York - #120

Billboard Top Internet Albums:

  • Live Scenes from New York - #7


  1. ^ "Dream Theater". Retrieved .
  2. ^ Taylor, Robert (2011). "Live Metropolis, Pt. 2 - Dream Theater | AllMusic". Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Faq: Dream Theater - Scenes From New York/Live Scenes From New York". Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "FAQ: What's this I hear about Mike being really sick after the Roseland (DVD) show? What happened?". Retrieved .

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