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C3 releases for November 7, 2014:
New! Dream Theater – Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory (mazegeek999 and Lowlander)
- “Regression” M
- “Overture 1928” M 2x
- “Strange Deja Vu” M 2x
- “Through My Words” M
- “Fatal Tragedy” M 2x
- “Beyond This Life” M 2x
- “Through Her Eyes” M
- “Home” M 2x
- “The Dance of Eternity” M 2x
- “One Last Time” M
- “The Spirit Carries On” M 2x
- “Finally Free” M 2x
- The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling” (HankScorpio)
- Dream Theater – “Octavarium” M 2x(mazegeek999 and Lowlander)
A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. FtV denotes a song previously released by a C3 author outside of C3.
Holy moley! Ranking among our most ambitious album endeavors ever, this week we’ve got the entirety of Dream Theater’s landmark prog album Scenes from a Memory, a concept album sequel to a song from Images and Words. And it’s all multitracks! If those 77 minutes of prog goodness aren’t enough, try out the epic “Octavarium”, one of the longest RB releases ever. Dream Theater has long been a Rock Band fan favorite, and we’re super stoked to bring you these tracks. Stretch out your fingers / kick pedal leg(s) / soul, and strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Or, if that’s not your thing, try out a modern rock hit by modern rock icons The Black Keys.
Author comments for this week’s songs:
• Scenes from a Memory – mazegeek says:
Scenes from a Memory is widely regarded as some of Dream Theater’s best work, and is my personal favorite album from them. This was quite a learning experience for me to chart; besides the few songs I released some time ago for C3, this is my first major project. This is the second full Dream Theater album to be released (the first being Images and Words from farottone). You can be assured that these charts are accurate; I put over 350 hours of work into this album and have thoroughly tested these charts.
There’s an added bonus: multitracks! I think multitracks are particularly useful in this case because of many tough Dream Theater sections that are good for practice mode, and simply for the realism of hitting/missing notes.
There’s a bonus to this release. This album was actually delayed two weeks due to unexpected file-loading time conflicts. So I decided, I’ll make that up with a little something extra. Octavarium. C3’s longest song, and widely regarded as Dream Theater’s most impressive feat. It’s quite a song that has many cool conceptual themes and musical passages. If you like progressive music and you don’t know about this song, I can assure you’ll enjoy it.
I do have some people to thank for helping me out with this. Lowlander2 created the very awesome venues (due to personal events I had to postpone it this week, but they are in development – Lowlander) and answered my many questions about creating customs. He also contributed the vocal chart for “Strange Deja Vu.” GHFreak46 contributed the guitar and bass parts to “Through Her Eyes.” Finally, I’d like to thank Pikachu Bzzz and Hobo111 for helping me with the playtesting/editing process.
One more note – I am in the process of getting this album to work as one entire 76-minute mega song in Rock Band. I’ve payed it myself, so it does work, but not consistently. So for now, this album-song will go in the Other Customs thread, and may be released officially when it is thoroughly tested.
As mazegeek mentioned, we’ve previously released Images and Words, home of the aforementioned Metropolis prequel, in its entirety. Yeah, man. Put that in your pipe alongside the three disc/DLC songs (“Constant Motion”, “Panic Attack”, “On the Backs of Angels”) and smoke all 23 of ’em! Well, don’t actually do that. It’s probably bad for you. (Hit our song database to download all of these tracks.)
Fixes/updates uploaded in the last week to previously released C3 songs:
- The Specials – “Ghost Town”: Added Pro G/B courtesy of columbo777
See you next Friday!
New! Dream Theater – Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Additional authoring credits: GHFreak46 (Guitar/Bass)