Score (Dream Theater Album)
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Score Dream Theater Album
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 29, 2006
RecordedApril 1, 2006 - Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
GenreSymphonic metal, progressive metal, progressive rock
LabelRhino Entertainment
ProducerEthan Mesmer
Dream Theater chronology
Systematic Chaos
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Reviews8/10 stars[2]
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ReleasedAugust 29, 2006
RecordedApril 1, 2006 - Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
GenreSymphonic metal, progressive metal, progressive rock
Length164:20 (Disc 1)
87:42 (Disc 2)
LabelRhino Entertainment
DirectorMike Portnoy
Dream Theater chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com4/5 stars[3]
Metal Review10/10 stars[4]
PopMatters8/10 stars[5]

Score is a live album and DVD by progressive metal band Dream Theater. It was recorded on April 1, 2006 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The concert was the last of their 20th Anniversary Tour, labeled "A Very Special Evening with Dream Theater". The entire second half of the concert features a complete symphonic orchestra, dubbed "The Octavarium Orchestra", conducted by Jamshied Sharifi.

The album was released on August 29, 2006 and contains the entire concert setlist, including the encore. A condensed version of the concert was aired on VH1 Classic on August 25, 2006, 4 days before the release of the album and DVD. It was released on September 2, 2006 in Australia.

The title of the album comes from the word "score", meaning the number twenty, in reference to the band's 20th anniversary. It can also refer to a conductor's musical score, which is seen on the album cover.

Two of the songs recorded on this album were previously unreleased: "Another Won," a song written by the band in their earlier years, when they were known as Majesty; and "Raise the Knife", a song recorded for but omitted from Falling into Infinity.

In Australia, the three-disc version of the album was released on September 2, 2006.

Track listing


All music composed by Dream Theater except where noted.

Disc one
1."The Root of All Evil"Mike PortnoyDream Theater8:22
2."I Walk Beside You"John PetrucciDream Theater4:11
3."Another Won"PetrucciDream Theater5:22
4."Afterlife"Charlie DominiciDream Theater5:56
5."Under a Glass Moon"PetrucciDream Theater7:29
6."Innocence Faded"PetrucciDream Theater5:36
7."Raise the Knife"PortnoyDream Theater11:43
8."The Spirit Carries On"PetrucciDream Theater9:46
Disc two
1."Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" (music: Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Portnoy)Petrucci, PortnoyDream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra41:33
2."Vacant" (music: Myung, Rudess)James LaBrieDream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra3:01
3."The Answer Lies Within"PetrucciDream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra5:36
4."Sacrificed Sons"LaBrieDream Theater & The Octavarium Orchestra10:38
Disc three
1."Octavarium"LaBrie, Petrucci, PortnoyDream Theater & the Octavarium Orchestra27:16
2."Metropolis--Part I: "The Miracle and the Sleeper""PetrucciDream Theater & the Octavarium Orchestra10:39


Tracks 1 through 8 feature Dream Theater alone. Tracks 9 through 14 feature Dream Theater and The Octavarium Orchestra.

Disc one

  1. "The Root of All Evil" (from Octavarium) - 9:32
  2. "I Walk Beside You" (from Octavarium) - 4:10
  3. "Another Won" (from Majesty Demos) - 5:40
  4. "Afterlife" (from When Dream and Day Unite) - 7:28
  5. "Under a Glass Moon" (from Images and Words) - 7:27
  6. "Innocence Faded" (from Awake) - 6:16
  7. "Raise the Knife" (unreleased track from the Falling into Infinity sessions) - 11:51
  8. "The Spirit Carries On" (from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory) - 9:37
  9. "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" (from Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence) - 41:26
  10. "Vacant" (from Train of Thought) - 3:03
  11. "The Answer Lies Within" (from Octavarium) - 5:36
  12. "Sacrificed Sons" (from Octavarium) - 10:36
  13. "Octavarium" (from Octavarium) - 27:29
  14. "Metropolis" (from Images and Words) - 11:16
  15. Credits - 2:53

Disc two

  • "The Score So Far..." 20th Anniversary Documentary - 56:25
  • Octavarium Animation - 3:06
  • "Another Day" (Live in Tokyo - August 26, 1993) (from Images and Words) - 4:47
  • "The Great Debate" (Live in Bucharest - July 4, 2002) (from Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence) - 13:37
  • "Honor Thy Father" (Live in Chicago - August 12, 2005) (from Train of Thought) - 9:47


Octavarium Orchestra

  • Elena Barere - (Concertmistress)
  • Yuri Vodovos
  • Belinda Whitney
  • Avril Brown
  • Katherine Livolsi
  • Abe Appleman
  • Joyce Hammann
  • Karen Karlsrud
  • Ann Leathers
  • Ricky Sortomme
  • Jan Mullen
  • Carol Pool
  • Vincent Lionti
  • Adria Benjamin
  • Judy Witmer
  • Crystal Garner
  • Jonathan Dinklage
  • Richard Locker
  • Eugene Moye
  • David Heiss
  • Caryl Paisner
French Horn
  • Bob Carlisle
  • Dan Culpepper
  • Larry DiBello
Bass Trombone
  • George Flynn
  • Pamela Sklar
B Flat Clarinet
  • Ole Mathisen
  • Jeff Kievit
  • Jim Hynes
  • Gordon Gottlieb

RIAA Certifications

These statistics were compiled from the RIAA certification online database.[6] They only apply to the DVD.

  • Gold - October 11, 2006
  • Platinum - October 11, 2006


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Score: XOX - 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra - Dream Theater | AllMusic". Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Music review of Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour - Live with the Octavarium Orchestra CD by Dream Theater (2006) [RockReviews]". 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Hanson, Eric (2011). "Dream Theater - Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour DVD Review". Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Eardley, Jon (2011). "Review of Dream Theater - Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra (2 DVDs) | Metal Review". Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Berman, Jarrett (2011). "Dream Theater: Dream Theater - Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra < PopMatters". Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Gold and Platinum database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved .

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