The main section of this DVD is Dream Theater's live performance of "Metropolis pt.2: Scenes From A Memory" from their concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on August 30th, 2000. The bonus material section includes live performances of some of their greatest songs: "Erotomania," "Voices," "The Silent Man," "Learning To Live," "and A Change Of Seasons." On top of that there's a behind the scenes documentary and a photo gallery.
Anybody who is familiar with Dream Theater knows that they are musicians with amazing technical skills. Unfortunately the Berklee master's program in music performance apparently doesn't focus much on performing; with the exception of drummer Mike Protnoy, they're more like technique geeks than rockstars. It's hard to see any emotion on bassist John Myoung's face... However, the fun in watching them play is seeing them nail their very challenging material flawlessly.
This DVD is full of live performance, which makes it a great value. The live performance of "A Change Of Seasons" (a 25 minute epic) alone is worth watching over and over. I believe that this song is not included in the VHS version. It's nice that the video is fairly evenly divided among the musicians, so there's plenty of John Myoung to amaze bass players. The documentary is a little disappointing; there are no interviews with the band, and the behind the scenes isn't very interesting.
The audio and sound quality of the DVD are great. Throughout "Scenes From A Memory" there are short black and white film segments spliced in, to illustrate the story. Annoying visual effects are kept to a minimum.
Overall I gave this DVD a very good rating because it delivers with plenty of live material in good quality. How much you like it largely depends on your opinion on Dream Theater. There are certainly bands out there who are better entertainers, but it would be hard to find a more technically skilled prog metal band. This video is a great motivator for working on your chops!