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Liquid Tension Experiment

Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (LTE3)

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Expected Release: 26th Mar 2021

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Expected Release: 26th Mar 2021

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Expected Release: 26th Mar 2021

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Expected Release: 26th Mar 2021

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In modern-day progressive rock, it seems as though there is a new supergroup every few weeks.

But long before this was the norm, and before musicians were routinely involved in more than one band, there was Liquid Tension Experiment. Back in 1997, Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), joined forces to create Liquid Tension Experiment. The foursome would release their iconic, self-titled debut album in 1998 and the dazzling follow-up, LTE2 in 1999, creating a dynamic, frantic, and inventive sound all their own. The incredible creativity between the collective would prompt Petrucci and Portnoy to invite Rudess to join Dream Theater, effectively marking the end of this side project. However, since that time, there have been few reunions more in demand. Now, with the world in lockdown and calendars unexpectedly aligned, the inconceivable has finally happened…Liquid Tension Experiment 3. The 8 songs on the new LTE3 are a mix of 4 fully composed tracks, 2 duets, 1 on-the-fly jam and 1 meticulously arranged cover. “We composed four songs. We realized that that was the same with the first 2 albums. So, this time around we did the same,” Portnoy explains. Jordan Rudess agrees, “It felt like a continuation, like we stopped recording LTE2 and walked in a week later we're doing LTE3. I know it's amazing to say, but time has passed in a moment, the blink of an eye, the chemistry is the chemistry, and it didn't change. It was great back then and it still is.” Petrucci comments: “Who would think that a bunch of guys our age would be playing like that? It's relentless. It's definitely like a statement, you know we're back. It follows in the Liquid Tension Experiment tradition absolutely, which is, that when you press play, it steamrolls you.”

Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (LTE3)

Tracklist

Tracklisting

 

LP1

Side A

 

1

Hypersonic

00:08:25

2

Beating the Odds

00:06:08

   

00:14:33

Side B

1

Liquid Evolution

00:03:25

2

The Passage of Time

00:07:32

   

00:10:57

 

LP2

 

Side C

 

1

Chris & Kevin's Amazing Odyssey

00:06:45

2

Rhapsody in Blue

00:13:11

   

00:19:56

Side D

1

Shades of Hope

 

00:04:44

2

Key to the Imagination

 

00:13:14

   

 

00:17:58

 

 

LP3

 

Side E                                                                                                          

 

  1   Blink of an Eye                                  00:10:28

 

  2   Your Beard Is Good                          00:14:31

 

                                                                  00:24:59

 

Side F                                                                                                          

 

  1   Solid Resolution Theory                   00:10:02

 

  2   Ya Mon                                              00:15:24

 

                                                                  00:25:26

 

 

 

CD 1

 

1

Hypersonic

00:08:25

2

Beating the Odds

00:06:08

3

Liquid Evolution

00:03:25

4

The Passage of Time

00:07:32

5

Chris & Kevin's Amazing Odyssey

00:06:45

6

Rhapsody in Blue

00:13:11

7

Shades of Hope

00:04:44

8

Key to the Imagination

00:13:14

 

 

CD 2

 

 1   Blink of an Eye                                   00:10:28

 2   Solid Resolution Theory                    00:10:02

 3   View from the Mountaintop                00:05:24

 4   Your Beard Is Good                           00:14:31

 5   Ya Mon                                               00:15:24

 

 

Blu-ray

 

 1   Hypersonic                                         5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:08:25

 2   Beating the Odds                               5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:06:08

 3   Liquid Evolution                                  5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:03:25

 4   The Passage of Time                        5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:07:32

 5   Chris & Kevin's Amazing Odyssey   5.1 mix with visualizer                    00:06:45

 6   Rhapsody in Blue                               5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:13:11

 7   Shades of Hope                                 5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:04:44

 8   Key to the Imagination                       5.1 mix with visualizer                   00:13:14

 

Additional content:

 9   LTE3 - The Interview                         video interview                               00:33:47