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An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Title: An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Favored Nations
Release Date: 5/18/2004
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 690897227026

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W. C Donovan | Boston, MA | 07/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had been trying to obtain this live album for over two years. They sold quickly on John Petrucci's website, and the album was soon deemed "out of print." For those of you who had purchased an obscene number of copies (more than five) during its first printing, thanks freaks. You all made it impossible for shmucks like me to buy one. But thank God for Steve Vai and his Favored Nations label for having the vision to re-release this beauty.This 2000 performance at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, New York by John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess was a truly special one. Being most of these compositions were written in a relatively short period adds to the album's impressive stature. Petrucci effortlessly switching from acoustic to electric, his fretboard precision, and his chosen notes during the improvisations are stunning. The same can be said of Rudess, whose virtuosity on the piano is breathtaking. The years of intense practice and formal training are evident in both men's playing.My favorite tracks are "Truth" and "State of Grace," but they're all great. The entire album is ear candy for the hardcore music appreciator/afficianado. Highly recommended."
Just Go Buy The Album Already!
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 09/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's very easy to wax over eloquent about this album. The two performers - Jordan Rudess on acoustic piano for the entire album and John Pretrucci alternating between classical and electric guitar are two of the best in the business. Drop into either one's website and you will find a list of credits and albums that are a testimony to two musicians who can create and perform with equal facility. Together, they are part of Dream Theater, a progressive rock group that has it's own long thread of musical accomplishment. They are used to playing together, they each have a great deal of respect for each other, making this a truly remarkable album.

There is nothing typical here. From the frantic highspeed chase of The Bite of the Mosguito to the more stately pace of State of Grace each piece of this live concert shows off something else that they can do. Whether one player comes forward, or they are trading licks, or they are playing in concert, the music is always complex, textured, and beautiful to listen to. I like the softer pieces, like From Within and State of Grace best, but it simply is impossible to go wrong, no matter what tracks you play, Very highly recommended."
prodigal eyelid | Miami | 03/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If Dream Theater and the Liquid Tension Experiment aren't enough for you (and even if they are), you should still purchase this album. The guitar work John Petrucci exhibits is nothing short of amazing, and Jordan Rudess isn't to shabby either : ) . The best way to enjoy this album is to take a bath, slip into something comfortable, walk into a room, dim the lights, pop this in the cd player, sit back, and marvel at its beauty. As soon as the first track is unleashed upon you, you will without a doubt be drawn into the music. What else can I say except that this album is majesic...plain and simple."