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Cleaning Out the Closet
Fan Club CD by Dream Theater
Released 1999
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock
Length 61:02
Dream Theater Fan Club CD chronology
Once in a LIVEtime Outtakes
Cleaning Out the Closet
Scenes from a World Tour

Cleaning Out the Closet is the fourth fan club CD released by Dream Theater, which was released in 1999. The album is ostensibly a collection of rare tracks and b-sides, chronicling the songs that did not make it onto Images and Words, Awake and Falling Into Infinity. It also has the earliest footage of Jordan Rudess as a member of Dream Theater, as part of a CD-ROM extra.



  1. Don't Look Past Me (Moore) 6:23 - February 1990, with overdubs recorded in 1999 for this CD.
  2. To Live Forever '91 (Petrucci) 4:36 - May 1991
  3. To Live Forever '94 (Petrucci, Moore) 4:55 - Summer 1994
  4. Eve (Instrumental) 5:10 - Summer 1994
  5. Raise the Knife (Portnoy) 11:35 - March 1996
  6. Where Are You Now? (Petrucci) 7:26 - March 1996
  7. The Way it Used to Be (LaBrie) 7:47 - July 1996
  8. Cover My Eyes (Petrucci) 3:21 - January 1997
  9. Speak to Me (LaBrie) 6:10 - February 1997

Original Appearances[]

Don't Look Past Me and To Live Forever '91 were recorded during the Images and Words sessions.

To Live Forever '94 and Eve were recorded during the Awake sessions

  • To Live Forever '94 was included on the Lie single and later on Greatest Hit.
  • Eve was included on the single for The Silent Man and on a bonus disc on Awake's Japanese version

Raise the Knife, Where Are You Now?, The Way It Used to Be, Cover My Eyes, and Speak to Me were recorded during the Falling Into Infinity sessions.

  • The Way it Used to Be was included on the Hollow Years single
  • Cover My Eyes was included on a bonus disc on Falling Into Infinity's Japanese version.
  • All these songs were later included on the Falling Into Infinity Demos official bootleg