John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess – An Evening With

Reviewed: June 2004
Released: 2004, Favored Nations
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

You know the name! Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci releases this cd which is a far cry from what you’d expect from him. Granted his excellent playing still shines through here but in a slightly different way. Out of the 10 tracks on the cd 9 of them are recorded live.
If you are expecting to hear some full blown solo’s or mind shattering guitar work then you might want to steer clear of this disc. What this disc is is a classical influenced instrumental album. There is just some really great guitar playing here accompanied by some amazing piano work by Jordan Rudess. Gone is the electric “Prog-Metal” song writing and what we get is a consistant musical journey. For the most part the cd is pretty mid-tempo and flows quite well. There is nothing that sticks out in your mind. It is a great disc for putting on and sitting back to relax with. If you want something slightly different in you collection then this may be the one for you


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Track Listing:
1. Furia Taurina 10:10
2. Truth 9:48
3. Fife and Drum 9:30
4. State of Grace 5:45
5. Hang 11 11:38
6. From Within 5:21
7. The Rena Song 7:03
8. In the Moment 6:27
9. Black Ice 10:54
10. Bite of the Mosquito (Studio Version) 1:53

John Petrucci
Jordan Rudess