Mike Portnoy: Liquid Drum Theatre [2 Discs] [DVD] [2000]

Fans of drummer Mike Portnoy will get their fill of the man with this generous two-disc set from Music Video Distribution. The first disc concerns his band Liquid Tension Experiment, while the second disc takes a look at his work with the better-known Dream Theater. The disc contains a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither closed-captions nor subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a pair of live performances (one from each band), a full-length commentary by Portnoy, a photo gallery, and multiple camera angle options for some of the performances. Portnoy goes into detail about the technical aspects of his drumming, making this a superb disc for anyone studying music.
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Mike Portnoy: Liquid Drum Theater
Mike Portnoy: Liquid Drum Theater is a two-part program featuring footage of Portnoy in the recording studio, performing portions of songs and breaking down the elements of each one for the viewers at home. The first part finds Portnoy in Millbrook, NY, working on songs for Liquid Tension Experiment. The songs heard are "Biaxident," "Another Dimension," "When the Water Breaks," "Acid Rain," "Paradigm Shift," and "Universal Mind." The second part, shot at Beartracks Studio, features Portnoy laying down tracks for Dream Theater. The songs included here are "The Dance of Eternity," "Home," "Beyond This Life," "The Spirit Carries On," and "Hell's Kitchen." Distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation, the set was released in 2000. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

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