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Live at Budokan 2017 was a live TV broadcast that only aired in Japan on September 11, 2017. The broadcast was of Dream Theater's performance at the Nippon Budokan for their Images, Words and Beyond World Tour. The band had previously recorded another album, Live at Budokan, at this venue.



Act 1[]

  1. Opening/The Colonel (Two Steps from Hell song)
  2. The Dark Eternal Night (Petrucci)
  3. The Bigger Picture (Petrucci)
  4. Hell's Kitchen (instrumental)
  5. The Gift of Music (Petrucci)
  6. Our New World (Petrucci)
  7. Portrait of Tracy (Jaco Pastorius cover)
  8. As I Am (with an excerpt of Enter Sandman by Metallica) (Petrucci)
  9. Breaking All Illusions (Myung)

Act 2: Images and Words[]

  1. Intro: Happy New Year 1992
  2. Pull Me Under (Moore)
  3. Another Day (Petrucci)
  4. Take the Time (Dream Theater)
  5. Surrounded (Moore)
  6. Metropolis—Part I: "The Miracle and the Sleeper" (with Mike Mangini drum solo) (Petrucci)
  7. Under a Glass Moon (Petrucci)
  8. Wait for Sleep (Moore)
  9. Learning to Live (Myung)


  1. A Change of Seasons (Portnoy)
    • I. The Crimson Sunrise
    • II. Innocence
    • III. Carpe Diem
    • IV. The Darkest of Winters
    • V. Another World
    • VI. The Inevitable Summer
    • VII. The Crimson Sunset


  • This was rumored to be slated for a DVD release, but there were errors with the mixing and editing. For example, particularly in As I Am, LaBrie's voice is heavily auto-tuned, and not very well. Also, the bass is very quiet and Jordan Rudess' synth solo at the end of The Dark Eternal Night is nearly inaudible. As a result, the only way to view the broadcast at the moment would be if you lived in Japan and recorded the broadcast, or searched the internet for videos of the show that have been uploaded to YouTube or other sites. In early 2021, the band sold digital passes to a livestream of an official release of the show to international audiences.
    • The Images & Words part of the set would eventually be released as the first release in the band's Lost Not Forgotten Archives series as Images and Words - Live in Japan, 2017
    • The first part of the set was later released in the series as ...And Beyond - Live in Japan, 2017.
  • A lot of the camera shots used in the broadcast closely mirror those used in the original Live At Budokan DVD.
  • John Petrucci's backing vocals are once again just the original recordings from the albums, just pitch-shifted to match the key of the song where needed.
  • This is the first time Hell's Kitchen has been included in its entirety on a live recording.
  • The entirety of the Images and Words album, except for Wait for Sleep, was tuned down a half step to accommodate LaBrie’s voice. A Change of Seasons was also tuned down a half step.