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Liquid Tension Experiment

A sort of instrumental prog-rock/prog-metal supergroup, Liquid Tension Experiment features Dream Theater's John Petrucci (guitar) and Mike Portnoy (drums), keyboardist Jordan Rudess (who has worked with the Dixie Dregs and has since joined Dream Theater), and bassist extraordinaire Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, and many others). The group issued its self-titled debut in 1998 on the Magna Carta label and regrouped the following year for Liquid Tension Experiment 2. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Liquid Tension Experiment 2

1. Acid Rain

2. Biaxident

3. 914

4. Another Dimension

8. Hourglass

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Track List: Liquid Tension Experiment

1. Paradigm Shift

2. Osmosis

3. Kindred Spirits

4. The Stretch

5. Freedom Of Speech

6. Chris And Kevin's Excellent Adventure

7. State Of Grace

8. Universal Mind

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thomasjwest1
We don't need no stinkin' lyrics! Seriously very nice. This is the kind of music that fills all available space between my ears. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
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Tight!!!
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Absolutely Amazing work John. Huge Dream theatre Fan And Portnoy Fan as well. The perfect Storm ! Love ir
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Damn good musicians
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Listen to that guitar solo all day long
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kcdyier
Love me some LTE!!
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I love this song, it's so smooth
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trinn17
This track Universal Mind sounds great! Almost fusion jazz in some respects. Listen to Brand X from late 70's early 80's. LP's called Unorthodox Behavaiour and Morrocon Roll. You won't believe it's Phil Collins playing drums!
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I had to wonder that when they put LTE together that they were considering getting rid of John Myung. My own thoughts are that Myung is better than Levin
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It is hard to believe how quickly LTE was able to write their first 2 albums. I forget how long, but if memory is correct - it was 2 weeks.
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pandora11366 4
Anyone (from Boston) remember the fusebox on WERS, Emerson College radio? Predates this, I know, but it brings me back...
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De profundis
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5 special requests for Pandora.com

1. Liquid Tension Experiment Live 2008 - Limited Edition Boxset
Released: 2009
Ytsejam Records

2. Liquid Tension Experiment Live in NYC
Released: 2009
Ytsejam Records

3. Liquid Tension Experiment Live in LA
Released: 2009
Ytsejam Records

4. Liquid Trio Experiment
Spontaneous Combustion
Released: October 23, 2007
Magna Carta

5. Liquid Trio Experiment 2
When the Keyboard Breaks: Live in Chicago
Released: 2009
Ytsejam Records
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goofyjo
Yes Justin, that's the one. What an awesome song. It takes a lot for music alone to move someone on an emotional level, but close your eyes and let that song fill the room.

Tamara, love Acid Rain too. I made a silly little video to go with that one back in college.
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Wouldn't it be really cool if Pandora got Spontaneous Combustion by the Liquid Trio Experiment. Lot's of quirky fusion on that album. It reminds me of Bill Frisell.
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acid rain kicks a** also acid rain by dirty rotten imbeciles also kicks a**
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@goofyjo if you are talking about When the water breaks yes, it is a masterpiece of music and one of if not my favorite song of all time.
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goofyjo
If you guys like this song -- I highly encourage buying the album. There's a 16 minute song on there that may just be the best piece of music I've yet to find anywhere. It's absolutely awesome.
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Correction - LTE 1 was written and recorded in 1 week! Even more incredible!
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If I remember correctly LTE was written and recorded in 2 weeks! Totally incredible!
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Beautiful Music.
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Since LTE 1 & 2 Rudess has proven to be better than Moore and Sherinian combined. However, I still like Moore and Sherinian, just not as much.
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Love DT, Love Liquid Tension Experiment. Great Musicians. Too bad Portnoy is a selfish ego-maniac.
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I would love if Pandora.com could somehow include these live albums in their LTE discography!
Liquid Tension Experiment Live in LA
Liquid Tension Experiment Live in NYC
Or
Liquid Tension Experiment Live 2008 - Limited Edition Boxset
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awesome... tony levin in the mix.
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My god... this is awesome! Dream Theater is my favorite group ever and I just now found this.. awesomeness!
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There is a great live in LA version on You Tube of this tune. What a jam.....flaw l e s s !
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I love this kind of instrumental . Great tune.
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Amazing!!!��
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lovin the prog/ metal, totally into it
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lobin prog/metal just recently discovoered dream theater... nice to know there's stil room for talented musicians in this day and age , maybe the end isn't as near as I thought
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Picking up Tony Levin for this experiment was an excellent idea
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Flamingo/met a l s**t yeah! !!
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japuddu8
This is my first time hearing this. I'm glad I'm liking it. :)
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From the department of OMFG...
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@bongofthom: Then listen to Dream Theater! 3/4 of the people in Liquid Tension Experiment were from Dream Theater.
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bongothom
Wow, at first I thought I was listening to some obscure, early Kansas track, Glad to hear that the progressive sound is still alive and well
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One of the best genres I ever listened to!
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Long live prog rock! Nothing better on earth!
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I have been listening to dream theater since 1996 they are the best
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4 mate they do a little marriacchi
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The very best of both worlds PROG, FUSION, TECHNICAL .... Opps! make that three.
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clintmemo
I was lucky enough to see these guys live back when they did their very first 4 city tour - amazing show.
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Mike Portnoy is second to NealPeart and it's so close it's very difficult to actually pick the best drummer
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Definitely one of the best super-groups in prog. history.
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Petrucci's a MONSTER!!!
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John Petrucci is one of my favorites! :D
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juan.gambit
Real creators, make real art! LTE!
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LOL Tony Levin comment...yo u obviously know nothing about the individual talents of Rudess, Portnoy and Petrucci.
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Love these dudes
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