November 20, 2015, 3 hours ago

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DREAM THEATER - Audio Samples From Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS' New Solo Album Available

Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess has released a new solo album entitled The Unforgotten Path. He has posted the following overview of the record:

“The Unforgotten Path is a collection of melodies that have inspired my musical life. Beginning when I was in elementary school, I began to improvise piano arrangements from basic lead sheets. My mother started bringing home every style of sheet music: songs from film, musical theater and rock. I remember playing those songs in my parents’ living room while taking a break from practicing my Juilliard classical repertoire. The selections on this album are all songs that allow me to sit at the piano and transcend normal, daily life and enter into my favorite musical headspace. I’ve been playing some of these melodies for decades and recording an album like this has been on my To Do list for awhile. I recorded this all on my 9 foot Steinway D in the comfort of my home studio during August, 2015. Thank you for listening and I will see all of you… On The Road”

The tracklist is as follows:

“Your Song”
“For Japan”
“Karma Police”
“The Sound of Silence”
“Here, There and Everywhere”
“Grandchester Meadows”
“Old Man in the House”
“Scarborough Fair”
“As Tears Go By”
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
“Send in the Clowns”
“Tribute to Jobs”
“Opus 5”

The album is available via iTunes here. Audio samples are available both via iTunes and at this location.

Rudess has issued a live musical message to all his friends around the world in hopes for peace. Watch the video below: