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06-29-2007, 01:12 AM
"Lifting Shadows will soon be available to order in a deluxe Images And Words special edition that includes a free CD of Dream Theater music. This limited edition comprises two hardback books that are held together in a slipcase.

The first of these books is entitled Images and is crammed with colour photos of the band, previously unseen/unused album artwork, letters, press releases and a host of other memorabilia. Images is printed on luxury 130gsm art paper, measures 234 x 197mm and has around 192 pages.

The second book, Words, contains the definitive biography of Dream Theater. It is printed on 80gsm paper, measures 234 x 153mm and has around 384 pages. The book features all new interviews with the band and a host of others who have played their part in the rise of one of prog-metals finest bands. The book's foreword has been written by Mike Portnoy. The book cover is to be designed by legendary rock artist, Hugh Syme.

CD Tracklisting:

'Another Won' (1985)
(Original Instrumental Berklee Demo)
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD The Majesty Demos 1985-1986

'Two Far' (1986)
(1986 Majesty Demo)
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD The Majesty Demos 1985-1986

'Status Seeker' (1988)
(Radio Remix)
Previously only available as a Mechanic Records Radio Promo CD
Remixed by Terry Brown

'Don't Look Past Me'
(Vocalist Audition Demo)
Taken from the 1999 Dream Theater Fan Club CD Cleaning Out The Closet
Music originally recorded in Feb 1990
James LaBrie vocal tracks added in Oct 1999
Mixed by Doug Oberkircher

'Under A Glass Moon' (1993)
(Live At The Marquee Outtake)
Previously Unreleased
Recorded at the Marquee - London, England - April 23rd 1993
Mixed by Doug Oberkircher

'Caught In A Web' (1995)
(Live on BBC Radio One)
Previously Unreleased
Recorded Live on Bruce Dickinson's BBC Radio One Show - January 30th 1995

'You Or Me' (1996)
(1996 Demo)
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD Falling Into Infinity Demos 1996-1997

'Burning My Soul' (1998)
(Once In A LIVEtime Outtake)
Previously only available on the Five Years In A LIVEtime DVD
Recorded at Le Bataclan - Paris, France - June 25th 1998
Live Mix by Kevin Shirley

'Through Her Eyes' (1999)
(Original "Long Titanic" Arrangement)
Previously only available on the end credits of Metropolis 2000 - Scenes From New York

'Your Majesty' (2002)
(Live in Paris)
Previously Unreleased
Recorded at Mutualite - Paris, France - October 23rd 2002

'Metropolis' (2004)
(Live in Los Angeles)
Special Guests: Charlie Dominici and Derek Sherinian
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD When Dream And Day Reunite
Recorded at The Pantages Theater - Los Angeles, CA - March 6th 2004

However, in order for the book to be published before Christmas, we need to hit a certain level of pre-orders. Currently this is around the 2000 copies mark. Indeed anything significantly less than this, and the project may well need to be adapted due to the high costs involved in producing a book of this type. Rather than ask people to part with their money at this stage, you can now register your interest in pre-ordering the book by entering your name and e-mail address. The benefit of this is that you will be the first to know when the ordering process begins (hopefully in two to three weeks time) and will be able to guarantee yourself a copy. We will e-mail you as soon as this ordering process is available. We hope that we will be able to have the books in our warehouse and ready for shipping before Christmas.

It is imperative therefore that you register as soon as possible if you want to buy the book, as if the number of people registering is far less than the 2000 mark, the project may be in doubt. Obviously please only register once, as we will be basing the print run on the number of registrations. However well intentioned, if we get a load of dud registrations, we will just be left with a huge bill and a load of books that will get pulped. But please feel to register twice if you plan to buy a couple of books!

Register now at www.dreamtheaterbook.com (http://www.dreamtheaterbook.com)

Please note that the book will not be available in stores or at online retailers. The ONLY place you can purchase this book is via www.dreamtheaterbook.com. We will be shipping worldwide in conjunction with our distributors who are based in the UK and USA.

The UK RRP will be 39.99 and $69.99 in the US, plus postage and packing. Please note at this time we do not have the postage costs. It has also not been decided as to whether this book will be re-issued at a later date in another format. Please spread the word among the DT community to ensure that we can maximise the level of those registering for pre-orders to ensure that this project happens!"