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Weymolith

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Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:01 PM (permalink)
Dream Theater's Octavarium
Release Date: June 7th 2005



1. The Root Of All Evil
2. The Answer Lies Within
3. These Walls
4. I Walk Beside You
5. Panic Attack
6. Never Enough
7. Sacrificed Sons
8. Octavarium

The artwork and layout for this album was done by the great Hugh Syme.

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    karansaraf

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    RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:03 PM (permalink)
    Was this originally meant to be the original cover, or was the cover that was posted in the previous thread meant to be the original, but got changed to this? I've noticed at least four changes to it, and I think it's an improved version of the cover that was posted in the last thread.

    Good work!
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      RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:03 PM (permalink)
      Looks nicely fine-tuned. Looking forward to hear what the band has to offer.
      and that was the life.

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        RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:03 PM (permalink)
        Great, I still like it very much and I can't wait to finally hear the album and see all of the artwork!
        Hugh Syme is a great artist *bows*
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          RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:04 PM (permalink)
          There, that little place the black bar missed is now covered.

          Great artwork.
           
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            RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:04 PM (permalink)
            I think the new cd cover kicks ass and so will the music it contains!
             
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              RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:05 PM (permalink)
              It's awesome. I think the little additions to the strings and balls make it look that much better! I can't wait to own the real thing
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                RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:05 PM (permalink)
                yeah, it is slightly different. The black goes all the way over now, the strings look a little better, there are now hooks were the strings are attached and octavarium is a different color i believe.

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                  RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:05 PM (permalink)
                  i think now i follow MP on the "taste" thing. im seeing things for the first time now...but heck...ive been eating a lot of ice cream these days...so what do i know?
                  no comment
                   
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                    RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:06 PM (permalink)


                    ORIGINAL: Weymolith
                    After the last thread, our strings are just a little short.


                    Wey, you kill me ... and the cover looks great!

                     
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                      RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:07 PM (permalink)
                      brilliant :)

                      so, are these all the tweaks:

                      -strings changed
                      -black bar extended fully
                      -font colour changed
                      -majesty symbol dimmed
                      -right-hand ball position slightly changed???

                      i like it very very much :) lovely conception :)
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                        RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:08 PM (permalink)
                        I like it. Some nice subtle improvements over the earlier version that was posted. I think this is one of the better things Hugh Syme has created.

                        I look forward to seeing the rest of it, and of course what's inside.
                         
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                          xenowang

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                          RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:10 PM (permalink)
                          Schweet! Looks highly polished. Great artwork overall. I can't wait for this album to be released.
                           
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                            RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:12 PM (permalink)
                            I still think it's great. It would be perfect if that last ball were positioned correctly, but hey, that's just Perfectionist Me talking.
                             
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                              RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:14 PM (permalink)

                              ORIGINAL: richey

                              brilliant :)

                              so, are these all the tweaks:

                              -strings changed
                              -black bar extended fully
                              -font colour changed
                              -majesty symbol dimmed
                              -right-hand ball position slightly changed???

                              i like it very very much :) lovely conception :)

                              + added texture to the black bar.

                              I like it! :)
                               
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                                RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:14 PM (permalink)
                                Well, i still like it, as i liked it from the very beginning! It's very peaceful and serene. I can still catch the Infinity feel from it . And i believe that the most important thing, the music, under that beautiful cover art is just going to complement it Nice work! I believe Octavarium will join the club of incredible albums, in my book So once again, it's getting harder and harder to wait..
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                                  RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                  hehe, like it
                                   
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                                    RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                    LOVE IT!

                                    This cover is sweet.
                                     
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                                      RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:17 PM (permalink)
                                      I still get a somehow relaxed feeling when I look at this pic. It's simple but effective and I find it of my liking.

                                      Thanks again for sharing it with us

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                                        RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:18 PM (permalink)
                                        If nobody had said anything, I wouln't have noticed the difference...
                                         
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                                          RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:18 PM (permalink)
                                          Let's hope the thread can last this time.

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                                            RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:19 PM (permalink)
                                            I liked the 1st one, this is even better!
                                            Awesome!
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                                              RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:19 PM (permalink)
                                              Just speculation, but it looks to me like you could slide a plastic cover off of this thing.

                                              What I mean is, on the plastic cover, you'd find That whole part with the black, the balls, and "octovarium", so that when you slide the plastic cover off, all that's left is the nature part.

                                              The design I'm imagining would be very similar to that of The Who's Deluxe Edition releases.

                                              Can anyone else picture that?

                                              And wouldn't that be a neat idea!
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                                                RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:22 PM (permalink)
                                                Awsome, the original was good, but the final tweaks make it look great. I'm guessing that the swinging ball being higher than it "should" be is deliberate, so i'm not gonna question it.

                                                Edit:

                                                Just speculation, but it looks to me like you could slide a plastic cover off of this thing.

                                                What I mean is, on the plastic cover, you'd find That whole part with the black, the balls, and "octovarium", so that when you slide the plastic cover off, all that's left is the nature part.

                                                The design I'm imagining would be very similar to that of The Who's Deluxe Edition releases.

                                                Can anyone else picture that?

                                                And wouldn't that be a neat idea!


                                                Or in a similar vein they could do something like with tool's Lateralus, where the pages are transparent, and each page has part of the cover on it, so you can flip each ball away or something. Either option would be incredible, but i'll be happy with anything as long as it's a DT CD inside
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                                                  RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:22 PM (permalink)
                                                  So what's next on the plate, guys?

                                                  Track Times?

                                                  Seems logical to me
                                                   
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                                                    RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:23 PM (permalink)
                                                    Nice cover.... The only thing that remains is to see if the whole album will meet our great expectations which we all have from the band. I can't wait guys!!!!
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                                                      RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:23 PM (permalink)
                                                      GAH! reminds me of Christman orniments
                                                       
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                                                        RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:24 PM (permalink)

                                                        Nice balls.
                                                         
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                                                          RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:25 PM (permalink)



                                                          KILLER!!!

                                                          Glad it got the tweaks it needed, this is now officially IMHO one of DT's best covers. Can't wait to see the whole package!
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                                                            RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:25 PM (permalink)


                                                            ORIGINAL: Landon

                                                            So what's next on the plate, guys?

                                                            Track Times?

                                                            Seems logical to me


                                                            yeah, or just the backcover with tracktimes on it
                                                             
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                                                              RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:25 PM (permalink)
                                                              I about fell out of my chair when I read it was Hugh Syme designed. First they record the album at the Hit Factory and now they make the call to Hugh Syme to design the cover art. Holy moley!
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                                                                RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:25 PM (permalink)
                                                                small changes ----> big diference, looks more pro. nice.... now waiting for the music
                                                                 
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                                                                  RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:27 PM (permalink)
                                                                  I have to admit that like with many of my favourite prog songs it took a while to get used to but now I think look's excellent. My appetite is well and truly whetted
                                                                   
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                                                                    RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:34 PM (permalink)
                                                                    Sweet, we get to try this again

                                                                    Serene, earthy. One can't look at this cover and help but think...."New Direction?" I'm very
                                                                    stoked to hear it. I still keep thinking that the spirits of all those bands that recorded
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                                                                    what I predict will be the EPIC masterpiece from this band.

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                                                                      RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                                                      I showed my roommate the cover and he said something that I agree with... "The cover reminds me of many classic progressive albums coverart." Although it's digital in design, it shares many of the "old school" proggy-type artwork. Anyone else see this or am I just too hopped up on sinus medication?
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                                                                        RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:35 PM (permalink)

                                                                        ORIGINAL: Ragutis




                                                                        KILLER!!!

                                                                        Glad it got the tweaks it needed, this is now officially IMHO one of DT's best covers. Can't wait to see the whole package!


                                                                        i agree

                                                                        im hoping that the artwork inside the booklet will be as great as in ToT too :)
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                                                                          RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:36 PM (permalink)
                                                                          Awesome, perfect cover IMO
                                                                           
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                                                                              RE: Octavarium - Final Cover Monday, April 18, 2005 4:38 PM (permalink)
                                                                              I liked the previous version, and I like this one even more. I'm glad to see that even though the bashing it got, some of the things pointed out by many were taken into consideration. It looks very polished indeed. Nice work, Hugh and MP
                                                                               
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