Lifting Shadows

The Authorized Biography of Dream Theater. Now in paperback.

Lifting Shadows is the authorized biography of Dream Theater.

Now available in paperback, the book traces the band’s history from their mid-1980’s Long Island origins through to the present, in full, frank and revealing detail.

This new, revised edition has been fully updated by author Rich Wilson who conducted all-new interviews with the band and others. It covers the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy, their search for his successor, and subsequent return to recording and touring success.

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The new paperback features an amazing interview with original band member Simon Brenner. Here's a brief excerpt: "Mark and I became close at this point. I felt that we had similar ideas about music and, although we didn’t know much else about each other, the music was what we focused on, and it really seemed to work. We decided we needed some help, and Ed (Mark’s brother) said he knew two guys – I remember going down to a hall in Canvey, and these two dads turned up with their sons, Paul and Lee. The dads set up the drums and amps for them. We felt so old, but thought they were great." To pre-order your book,please visit

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We are excited to announce the 'Spirit of Talk Talk' paperback edition is now available for preorder at Founder band member Simon Brenner, who has written an extensive preface for the book, will be signing a limited number of copies —so preorder now to make certain that you get your copy.

Spirit Of Talk Talk Available now. Updated and extended edition.

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