|Live on the Edge of Forever|
|Live album by|
|Released||November 13, 2001|
|Recorded||October, 2000; June, 2001|
|Genre||Progressive metal, neoclassical metal|
|Symphony X chronology|
Live on the Edge of Forever is the first live album by progressive metal band Symphony X, which was recorded on their European tour in 2000 and 2001. The album starts like their previous studio effort V – The New Mythology Suite , but whereas "The Death of Balance" normally segues into "Lacrymosa," it now segues into "Candlelight Fantasia" from The Divine Wings of Tragedy album. Many classics are eventually played, including the neoclassical "Smoke and Mirrors" and the epic "The Divine Wings of Tragedy." No tracks from the first two albums are performed, even though the album's title references a track from The Damnation Game .
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