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Release date: 7 July 1992
Style: Progressive metal


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01. Pull Me Under
02. Another Day
03. Take The Time
04. Surrounded
05. Metropolis - Part I "The Miracle And The Sleeper"
06. Under A Glass Moon
07. Wait For Sleep
08. Learning To Live

Top 20 albums of 1992: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 16

Lyrics (8)

James LaBrie - vocals
Kevin Moore - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Portnoy - drums, backing vocals
John Myung - bass

Guest musicians
Jay Beckenstein - soprano saxophone

Additional info
Produced by David Prater.
Engineerd by Doug Oberkircher.
Assistant engineer: Steve Regina.
Mixed by David Prater and Doug Oberkircher.
Recorded and mixed at Bear Tracks Studio, Suffern, NY, October-December 1991.
Additional recording at The Hit Factory, NYC.
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

This is it! My first Dream Theater review! I can say that this progressive band from New York is my favorite band and will still be in ten years from now. So, back in 1992, the band released their masterpiece "Images And Words" and after that nothing was going to be the same again in the musical world. Why? Well, because this album brought something totally new to the scene, this famous progressive metal sound that would become Dream Theater's signature and it would make them famous for being one of the most influential bands ever.

published 09.01.2004 | Comments (50)

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kokina2 - 28.08.2011 at 16:57  
  I like this album a lot.
Regolith - 24.09.2011 at 20:28  
Rating: 10 This album revolutionized my perception of music. This album forever changed my music library. This album is a front-to-back album - every riff, every drum beat, every note...nothing is off; nothing needs to be changed (even the heavy, wet snare... *cough* Mike!).

Enough cannot be said of this masterpiece.
begunia - 14.11.2011 at 00:06  
  Awesome album!
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 21:14  
Rating: 8 Great album! Special mention to Pull Me Under!
Mountain King - 19.03.2012 at 16:25  
  Best DT album. One of the greatest albums ever recorded. Sadly not all DT's albums are even close to this...
Paw!! - 24.06.2012 at 06:58  
Rating: 8 In 1992 guest musician named Jay Beckenstein as soprano saxophone makes this album better and nice to listen. rate 10
Paw!! - 24.06.2012 at 06:59  
Rating: 8
Written by yanivush147 on 07.03.2012 at 08:41

Perfect album, my favorite of DT. I love all the tracks especially Metropolis Pt. 1.

are you forget "another day" song ?
musicalkaratekid - 05.08.2012 at 00:19  
Rating: 10 Yeah, this album is something spectacular to say the least. Even the shorter, slower-paced ballads, which some may find to be so-called 'filler' material, have their own significance here. I can't really say anything else about 'Images and Words', other than the fact that it deserves to be hailed as a genre-leading album.
speriamobene - 19.08.2012 at 13:30  
Rating: 10 This album has been the precursor of progressive metal and it opened a certain way to progressive style with amazing song and melody. Who don't state this or do not understand anything or speak out of envy.
Dead Eternity - 05.10.2012 at 03:47  
Rating: 10 Nuff said
LeKiwi - 04.11.2012 at 20:38  
Rating: 9 The horribly weak vocals, much like in Nevermore's case, are the downfall of this band.
Strawberry - 09.11.2012 at 15:19  
Rating: 10 The good lyrics make up for the not so good vocals.
One of the best albums I've ever listened to
megadeath13 - 02.12.2012 at 14:47  
  Simply perfect! The first DT album i´ve listened to and its still unbelievely good.
Dentura - 28.08.2013 at 09:53  
Rating: 7 By far Dream Theater's greatest masterpiece, though Awake comes sort of close. While the musicianship is top-notch as is typical with all DT albums, the songwriting is their most focused and less cluttered with needlessly technical sections that turn me off from most of their other albums really and is much more accessible for me as a result. A wonderful prog metal opus.
mikeprado30 - 13.09.2015 at 23:37  
Rating: 10 MASTERPIECE!!! Every song (even the ballads) are majestic as themselves. And even LaBrie rocks greatly in this release
Maco - 14.03.2016 at 07:10  
Rating: 9 The only DT album that lacks filler tracks and also the only one that deserves all the praise it gets.
Mountain King - 17.08.2016 at 20:34  
Written by Maco on 14.03.2016 at 07:10

The only DT album that lacks filler tracks and also the only one that deserves all the praise it gets.

Can't say I don't agree. For such a talented band, the other albums are not so good...
Morteza K. - 25.11.2016 at 12:02  
Rating: 10 I never get tired of listening to this album

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