I have been listening to Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (Live Scenes from New York) for many years, but I was never able to understand what James LaBrie says just before the song starts.

Here below is the Spotify link to the full song:


And here's a short audio recording of that portion:


What does James LaBrie say at the 0:23 minute in Spotify OR 0:17 minute in the audio recording?

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    Yes I thought about this. But in the YouTube version they cut what James said :(
    – aaaaa
    Commented May 11, 2020 at 17:52
  • aha yes...to me is something like: “&;:5)894 the talks and put some focus!”
    – aaaaa
    Commented May 11, 2020 at 18:03

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Theresa Thomason, folks, on vocals!

  • That makes sense because before there was the solo by the singer (Theresa) but still so hard to recognise the words! This is a breakthrough. have been listening those mysterious words since 2004 x_x
    – aaaaa
    Commented May 11, 2020 at 19:51
  • at the end of the full track he also acknowledges John Petrucci..but during the whole live he never did it for Mike Portnoy...such a shame mike eventually left the group :( mike portnoy on the drums!
    – aaaaa
    Commented May 11, 2020 at 20:03
  • Took some research, I didn't know who Theresa was until today. I have a few songs by Dream Theater, but I prefer TOOL. Maynard Keenan is hilarious and awesome. Also 2004 seems like ancient history because I was only two years old lol. Most of my music is from before my time. Commented May 12, 2020 at 2:07

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