Regarding the stunning solo spot, I recognise sections of the flight of the bumblebee (Rachmaninov) and an early King Crimson track but I wondered if anyone could tell me what Pettrucci's doing technically at 3:50 to 4 minutes and what the piece of music 6 minutes in is?
I guess that most of the rest of the piece is semi-improvised noodling, am I right?
I'd like to take the opportunity to recommend the track YTSE JAM (That's Majesty back to front, not some Myung inspired Japanese name), especially the studio version from when dream and day unite. I hate their pre James LaBrie singer but the playing on YTSE Jam includes some of the best bass and guitar play on record. The solo breaths fire and rips limbs off buffalo, I'm not easily impressed but it scares the **** out of me!
If I couldn't laugh at myself how could I laugh at someone less ridiculous?