In a new interview with Music Radar, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci stated about “Lost Not Forgotten”, “To me, it’s one of the most technical songs on the album. It has a lot of twists and turns and some crazy ideas that were confusing to us as we were writing and recording. It took a while to get it all under our fingers.
“Guitar-wise, it’s the one song where I tune down to D. I thought it would sound heavier that way. And it does — I think the song kicks some serious ass!
“One of the things that was a lot of fun to do is this diminished passage of unison playing. I wrote it out and built it piece by piece, programming drums as I went. I showed it to Jordan [Rudess, keyboards], who said, ‘That’s crazy!’ He learned it and put a harmony to it.
“We played it for some of the people from Roadrunner who came by as we were recording, and they went crazy. One of them remarked that the diminished section was like being tickled — that feeling you get where you’re saying, ‘Stop, stop!’ but somebody keeps tickling you anyway. So we started referring to that part as ‘The Tickle Section.’
“The mood of the song always reminded me of an old-time epic film like ‘Ben-Hur’. So I wrote lyrics that are somewhat historical about this ancient Persian elite fighting force that kind of died out. Again, a good example of my love for storytelling and linking music to words.”
The “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” deluxe collector’s edition exclusive pre-order box set includes the following:
* “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” album
* Instrumentals of the entire album
* DVD of “The Spirit Carries On” – a 60-minute movie documenting DREAM THEATER‘s drummer auditions
* Double-LP set of “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” (180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket)
* DREAM THEATER branded custom turntable slipmat
* Litho Print of album cover
* 50 lucky winners will find a DREAM THEATER “Ticket For Life” (randomly inserted)
* All content housed in a custom box
* Receive a digital download of the album the day before release
01. On The Backs Of Angels
02. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
03. Lost Not Forgotten
04. This Is The Life
05. Bridges In The Sky
07. Far From Heaven
08. Breaking All Illusions
09. Beneath The Surface
01. On The Backs Of Angels (instrumental)
02. Build Me Up, Break Me Down (instrumental)
03. Lost Not Forgotten (instrumental)
04. This Is The Life (instrumental)
05. Bridges In The Sky (instrumental)
06. Outcry (instrumental)
07. Far From Heaven (instrumental)
08. Breaking All Illusions (instrumental)
09. Beneath The Surface (instrumental)
You can now pre-order this set at this location.