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Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) is a compilation album by Dream Theater released on April 1, 2008. The album is notable for appealing to fans as well as non-fans, as many of the songs are presented as alternate or rare versions, and three as brand new remixes. The "greatest hit" here alludes to Pull Me Under, which was their only Top-10 hit. The songs have been divided in two discs: the first one, dubbed "The Dark Side," features heavy, metal-influenced songs, while the second one, entitled "The Light Side," spotlights the band's melodic side. Drummer Mike Portnoy explains in the album's booklet that the selection of songs were carefully made in order to appease both the newcomer and the already existing fan by offering up different versions of songs on other albums to "make the newcomer want to buy the albums from whence they came" and to "give different versions of songs already on other albums" to the current fan. He also suggests that a third disc should've been included called "The Epic Side" showcasing their progressive side. On the front cover of the album, the letters s, h, i, and t were colored maroon in the words "Greatest Hit.

Dream Theater - Greatest Hits -2008-


  • Mike Portnoy Drums on all tracks, co-producer of certain tracks
  • John Petrucci Guitar on all tracks, co-producer of certain tracks
  • John Myung Bass on all tracks
  • Kevin Moore Keyboards on certain tracks
  • James LaBrie Vocals on all tracks
  • Derek Sherinian Keyboards on certain tracks
  • Jordan Rudess Keyboards on certain tracks
  • David Prater Producer of certain tracks
  • John Purdell Co-producer of certain tracks
  • Duane Baron Co-producer of certain tracks
  • Kevin Shirley Producer of certain tracks


Disc One: "The Dark Side"[]

1. Pull Me Under (2007 remix) (Moore) 8:13

2. Take the Time (2007 remix) (Portnoy, Petrucci, Moore, LaBrie) 8:22

3. Lie (radio edit) (Moore) 5:02

4. Peruvian Skies (Petrucci) 6:42

5. Home (radio edit) (Portnoy) 5:38

6. Misunderstood (radio edit) (Petrucci) 5:14

7. The Test That Stumped Them All (Portnoy) 5:00

8. As I Am (clean full length radio edit) (Petrucci) 7:14

9. Endless Sacrifice (Petrucci) 11:23

10. The Root of All Evil (edit) (Portnoy) 7:16

11. Sacrificed Sons (edit) (LaBrie) 9:41

Disc Two: "The Light Side"[]

1. Another Day (2007 remix) (Petrucci) 4:25

2. To Live Forever (Petrucci, Moore) 4:56

3. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream (Myung) 6:09

4. The Silent Man (Petrucci) 3:47

5. Hollow Years (Petrucci) 5:55

6. Through Her Eyes (alternate mix) (Petrucci) 6:03

7. The Spirit Carries On (Petrucci) 6:40

8. Solitary Shell (radio edit) (Petrucci) 4:10

9. I Walk Beside You (Petrucci) 4:28

10. The Answer Lies Within (edit) (Petrucci) 5:15

11. Disappear (LaBrie) 6:45