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Portnoy Sheehan Macapine Sherinian to Release “Live in Tokyo” in September

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Live In Tokyo by Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian drops on September 3rd and will be availble on DVD, Blu-ray, 2 CD and digital audio and video formats.

Live In Tokyo was filmed/recorded on November 14th, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo. This 95-minute show is the first release of material from the super-group, and it showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members’ careers and collaborations (moved up from a later paragraph). Wider fanbases of Dream Theater, Mr. Big and Black Country Communion should definitely stand up and take notice.

Drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big), guitarist Tony MacAlpine and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Dream Theater) brought their collective strengths to Japan this past fall. The result was a 16-track deep cornucopia of the members’ individual highlights. The group unleashed a fierce storm of sonic musicianship on songs such as Shy Boy from Sheehan’s band Talas, MacAlpine’s The Stranger, Sherinian’s Apocalypse 1470 B.C. and Dream Theater’s A Change Of Seasons: The Crimson Sunrise. The DVD and Blu-ray also offer an exclusive peek at this production with a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Track listing:

1. A Change Of Seasons: I The Crimson Sunrise (Dream Theater song)
2. Acid Rain (Liquid Tension Experiment song)
3. The Stranger (Tony MacAlpine song)
4. Stratus (Billy Cobham song)
5. Atlantis, Part 1: Apocalypse 1470 B.C. (Derek Sherinian song)
6. Tony MacAlpine Guitar Solo
7. Been Here Before (Derek Sherinian song)
8. Birds of Prey (Billy’s Boogie) / Billy Sheehan solo
09. The Farandole (Talas song)
10. The Pump (Jeff Beck song)
11. Mike Portnoy Drum Intro
12. Nightmare Cinema (Derek Sherinian song)
13. Hell’s Kitchen (Dream Theater song)
14. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
15. Lines In The Sand (Dream Theater song) (abridged)
16. Shy Boy (Talas song) (Billy Sheehan on lead vocals)