A Nightmare to Remember
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Length 16:12
Working title Hallowe'en
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Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
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Recorded Avatar Studios
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A Nightmare to Remember appears on Black Clouds & Silver Linings. It has three distinct sections. The first and last are among the heaviest music Dream Theater have released, whereas the midsection is softer and anthemic. It opens and closes with storm atmos. The opening notes on the piano are possibly a quote from classical piece Dies Irae.


  • On October 10th 2009, Mikael Akerfeldt came onstage to sing the "Day after day, and night after night" section at Wembley arena. Youtube footage.
  • Chris Anderson of and created an original remix called "Beautiful Agony," using the special edition stems. It can be found here.
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