From Mike Portnoy –
Originally, my intention was to record several shows and combine them to make one compilation CD/DVD release…but in reviewing the tapes, it became very obvious that the NYC and LA footage each offered very different perspectives of the shows we did…each with their own distinct personalities and both having their own charms (and flaws…).
The NYC show was very much a loud, sweaty, small club show (with alot of energy from the crowd) and the LA show was very much a more polished, breathing, theater experience (which offered a more relaxed “presentation”).
So in the end, I decided to simply offer both shows in their entirety…
It’s not often people will get to experience LTE Live, so why not offer you guys the chance to see and hear us in both settings…?
And even though the setlists are the same, you can hear some very subtle (and also some very obvious) differences from one performance to the next…
The LTE Box Set is the ultimate souvenir of Liquid Tension Experiment’s 10th Anniversary Reunion Tour.
Included in this deluxe package is both the NYC and LA shows in their entirety (on both CD and DVD), as well as the Liquid Trio Experiment 2 CD and two items that are exclusive to this set and will not be available separately: Live In LA on Blu Ray disc and a bonus CD of all of the improv jams from the other LTE 2008 shows.
THIS DELUXE BOX SET IS LIMITED EDITION AND ONLY AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS!!!
THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE PRESSING DONE AND ONCE THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE FOREVER!!!
DON’T REGRET MISSING OUT ON THIS GREAT COLLECTOR’S ITEM!
Box Set Includes:
LTE Live In NYC (2 CD)
LTE Live In NYC (1 DVD)
LTE Live In LA (2 CD)
LTE Live In LA (1 DVD)
LTE Live In LA (1 Blu-ray) Available only in the boxset
LTE Bonus Disc (1 CD) Available only in the boxset
Liquid Trio Experiment – When the Water Breaks: Live In Chicago (1 CD)
24 Page Booklet
LIVE IN NYC
1. Acid Rain (9:25)
2. Kindred Spirits (8:00)
3. Biaxident (7:39)
4. Freedom of Speech (9:00)
5. Improv Jam #1 (8:10)
6. Another Dimension (10:51)
7. State of Grace (6:20)
8. Universal Mind (9:36)
9. When the Water Breaks (16:49)
10. Improv Jam #2 (11:31)
11. Rhapsody in Blue (13:49)
12. Osmosis (3:43)
13. Paradigm Shift (9:31)
LIVE IN LA
1. Acid Rain (10:43)
2. Kindred Spirits (7:53)
3. Biaxident (7:34)
4. Freedom of Speech (8:54)
5. Improv Jam #1 (8:21)
6. Another Dimension (10:31)
7. State of Grace (6:00)
8. Universal Mind part 1 (3:36)
9. Keyboard Solo (5:19)
10. Universal Mind part 2 (3:46)
11. When the Water Breaks (17:52)
12. Improv Jam #2 (13:03)
13. Rhapsody in Blue (13:34)
14. Osmosis (5:52)
15. Paradigm Shift (9:17)
WHEN THE KEYBOARD BREAKS: LIVE IN CHICAGO
1. Universal Mind (When the Keyboard Broke) (2:21)
2. The Chicago Blue & Noodle Factory (7:03)
3. Fade Away or Keep Going? (5:03)
4. The Haunted Keyboard (9:34)
5. Close Encounters of the Liquid Kind (15:13)
6. Ten Minute Warning (5:55)
7. That ‘Ol Broken Down Keyboard Blues (6:34)
8. Liquid Anthrax (4:55)
9. That’s All Folks! (2:12)
LTE BONUS DISC
1. NYC (Early Show) Improv Jam #1 (6:54)
2. NYC (Early Show) Improv Jam #2 (7:41)
3. NEARfest Improv Jam #1 (3:42)
4. NEARfest Improv Jam #2 (5:43)
5. Chicago Improv Jam #1 (7:58)
6. San Francisco Improv Jam #1 (10:41)
7. San Francisco Improv Jam #2 (13:17)
Check out the trailer for the LA DVD below!