Dream Theater’s Amazing Cover of Pink Floyd’s Time

Dream Theater Time

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Dream Theaters’s live cover version of Pink Floyd’s Time is inexplicably one of the most memorable performances of the classic track ever performed by a band other than Pink Floyd. From the opening moments of the performance, one would never know they were not listening to Pink Floyd. As the sound of the clocks fade away , the drum fills, and electric guitar licks reproduce in almost exact fashion the introduction to Time.  It is only the keyboards that seem to augment the original opening lines.  From the lead vocals to the instrumentation, Dream Theater is nailing Pink Floyd’s “Time,” in alarming fashion.

Just when you think it can’t get any better, Dream Theater’s guitarist John Petrucci rips into the heart of the song with a guitar solo that pays complete homage to the original. However, musicians can always replicate note for note solos. It is the artistry of the individual musician that elevates a transcipted solo into their own musical identity. John Petrucci’s phrasing  of the iconic “Time,” solo is a wonder to hear. While the bands performance of “Time,” is a great joy in itself, it was John Petrucci’s solo that makes this performance a must hear.

Dream Theater was first formed in 1985. The original founding members were John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy. Since 1985,the band has released twelve albums and are still touring and performing in 2016. The band Dream Theater celebrated their thirtieth anniversary in 2015. The band has successfully blended the concepts of metal within the genres of progressive music that has earned them and extremely loyal following.



Dream Theater discography:

  • When Dream and Day Unite (1989)
  • Images and Words (1992)
  • Awake (1994)
  • Falling into Infinity (1997)
  • Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)
  • Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
  • Train of Thought (2003)
  • Octavarium (2005)
  • Systematic Chaos (2007)
  • Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
  • A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011)
  • Dream Theater (2013)
  • The Astonishing (2016)

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