"Images And Words" may be the classic, but "Scenes From A Memory" is the under-appreciated masterpiece.

The story of a man who undergoes hypnosis in order to talk to his past self (a young woman who was murdered in 1928), this album is an absolute triumph in musical story telling, with an equal share of heavy metal, emotional ballads and overall good flow. Particularly notable are the 13-minute "Home", the eclectic instrumental "The Dance Of Eternity" (perhaps best known for its 128 time signature changes), and the almost tear-jerking "The Spirit Carries On". This is one of my favourite albums of all time, and - in my opinion - much, much better than "Images And Words".

~320 kbps (VBR)


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