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>>"The Glass Prison," "Blind Faith," "Disappear" and "Misunderstood" are good dammit!
turns out I agree! "The great Debate" is also far worse than I remembered. But other than that the first disc is surprisingly great.
Biggest problem with disc 2 is the fact that they obviously intended this to have real strings but they make do with Rudess playing orchestral synth patches and that's gonna get a nope from me. It's not that bad otherwise. Slice out Solsbury Shell and chop some of the eyerolling bombastic moments and this is a decent epic. I like Test That Stumped Them All and Goodnight Kiss the best I think.
I know they did a live album with an orchestra where they played this. I would not be surprised if that version is way better than the studio version. Maybe I'll have to check it out.