Live on the Edge of Forever

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Live on the Edge of Forever
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ReleasedNovember 13, 2001
RecordedOctober, 2000; June, 2001
Genre Progressive metal, neoclassical metal
Length106:02
Label Inside Out
Symphony X chronology
V – The New Mythology Suite
(2000)
Live on the Edge of Forever
(2001)
The Odyssey
(2002)
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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 .

Contents

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Prelude" – 1:38
  2. "Evolution (The Grand Design)" – 5:18
  3. "Fallen / Transcendence (Segue)" – 6:31
  4. "Communion and the Oracle" – 7:39
  5. "The Bird-Serpent War" – 3:40
  6. "On the Breath of Poseidon (Segue)" – 5:10
  7. "Egypt" – 7:05
  8. "The Death of Balance / Candlelight Fantasia" – 5:53
  9. "The Eyes of Medusa" – 4:32

Disc two

  1. "Smoke and Mirrors" – 6:35
  2. "Church of the Machine" – 7:22
  3. "Through the Looking Glass" – 14:09
  4. "Of Sins and Shadows" – 7:23
  5. "Sea of Lies" – 4:05
  6. "The Divine Wings of Tragedy" – 19:55

Differences from studio versions

Personnel

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