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18th April 2017

dream theater

MetalTalk's Gig Of The Week is awarded to Dream Theater who will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough second album 'Images And Words' by performing the album in its entirety along with a whole lot more of their successful career past and present in a show that breaks the two hour barrier.

'Images And Words' is the second studio album by the American progressive Metal/rock outfit, originally released on July 7th 1992 through ATCO Records.

It is the first Dream Theater release to feature James LaBrie on vocals and remains the band's most successful album and featured the long length tracks 'Pull Me Under' and 'Take The Time' which both received heavy rotation on MTV, bringing the band to a worldwide audience.

Dream Theater will be bringing their technical brilliance to the UK this week starting tonight at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Tuesday 18th April followed by dates in Manchester O2 Apollo on 19th, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 20th, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on 22th and London Eventim Apollo on 23rd.

dream theater

dream theater



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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