port,shee,macalpine On September 3rd, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Tokyo by Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and digital audio and video formats.

Live In Tokyo was filmed/recorded on November 14th, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo. This 95-minute concert is the first release of material from the supergroup, 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 will 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.

Live In Tokyo 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)


4 Responses

  1. Oh good, another super group with Portnoy. Is this 4 now? I’m sure this was a one night thing because he probably announced he was leaving the group before they show even ended. Love Tony Macalpine though – one of the most underrated guitarists ever.

  2. Well, last year, they put out a DVD sponsored by the DrumChannel.com .
    Live in the studio performances.
    The song list is shorter than this upcoming “live” release, but some of the songs are different.
    But the cool part is the special features where each member talks about their beginnings and influences.

  3. Im sure Mike isnt complaining about workin with all these great musicians. Id much rather see this sort of format where hes playin with different players and keepin it fresh than stickin with the same band. Hes just that kinda drummer now. He does any style well. Why the hell not?

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