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The cover for the demo CD.

When Dream and Day Unite Demos 1987-1989 is a collection of demo recordings by Dream Theater released by Mike Portnoy under his YtseJam Records label. The CD contains pre-production demos as well as instrumental versions of the songs and songs that did not make it on to the album, or were recorded around the same time. Also included are six tracks the band recorded as a Christmas gift for their friends.

Personnel[]

Tracklist[]

Disc One[]

Instrumental Demos (1987)[]

1. Afterlife (Instrumental) 5:24

2. The Killing Hand (Instrumental) 8:04

3. The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun (Instrumental) 7:27

4. Ytse Jam (Instrumental) 5:51

5. Cry for Freedom (Instrumental) 6:45

6. Ressurection of Ernie (Instrumental) 6:42

7. Peartnoy's Complaint/Drum Solo (Instrumental) 1:52

8. A Fortune in Lies (Instrumental) 4:31

9. Only a Matter of Time (Instrumental) 6:26

Early Charlie Demos (1987)[]

10. A Fortune in Lies (Petrucci) 5:21

11. Afterlife (Dominici) 5:41

12. The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun (Petrucci) 6:26

Disc Two[]

When Dream and Day Unite Pre-Production Demos (1988)[]

1. A Fortune in Lies (Petrucci) 5:20

2. Afterlife (Dominici) 5:40

3. Ytse Jam (Instrumental) 5:50

4. Only a Matter of Time (Moore) 6:52

5. The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun (Petrucci) 7:33

6. The Killing Hand (Petrucci) 8:23

7. Light Fuse and Get Away (Instrumental) 7:52

Xmas Demos (1988)[]

8. To Live Forever (Petrucci) 4:29

9. Mission: Impossible (Instrumental) 1:23

10. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End (The Beatles) 6:11

11. O Holy Night (Traditional) 4:12

12. A Vision '89 (Moore) 8:01

13. Studio Chat 2:10

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