This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

I Want You!

Join Symphony X and discover tons of other great Metal forums, sign up today!

Perfect/"dream" setlist 2015

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Metalton95, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Metalton95

    Metalton95 New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hey guys, first post in here! :)
    So, after the release of Underworld, and after thinking about my favourite SX songs (and seeing a thread asking for others "top 10 SX songs"), I thought about this:

    If Symphony X had 90 minutes (+ time needed for chatting/tuning in between songs), how would your PERFECT Symphony X setlist be? (please exclude Odyssey and Divine Wings of Tragedy, since we all want them to play them, yet they fill too much time in a setlist)

    Mine would be:

    Overture (taped intro)
    1. Underworld
    2. Sea of Lies
    3. In the Dragons Den
    4. Accolade II
    5. Charon
    6. Out of the Ashes
    7. Paradise Lost
    8. Church of the Machine
    9. Evolution (the grand design) flowing directly into...
    10. Fallen
    11. When All is Lost

    Encore:
    12. The Edge of Forever
     
  2. anonym115

    anonym115 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    See my top 10 SX songs list on the other thread :)
     
  3. Durakonis

    Durakonis Zudviz

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Nice thread.

    I've given this about 5 minutes of thought and checked the endings and beginnings of the songs, so that the setlist would flow great. (It may also sound cool in a studio versions playlist,) Here's my dream setlist.

    1- Overture to be linked to Iconoclast.
    2-In the Dragon's Den
    3- The Edge of Forever
    4- Smoke and Mirrors
    5- The Walls of Babylon
    6- Fallen
    7- Awakenings
    8- The Odyssey
    9- Rediscovery (only part 2, to begin immediately after The Odyssey ended.)
     
  4. Durakonis

    Durakonis Zudviz

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    BTW, I wouldn't say no to a setlist that include 4-5 songs from Underworld. Actually I need some more time to fully digest it in order to fit some of its songs in such lists.
     
  5. anonym115

    anonym115 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    How does Overture link to Iconoclast? (just curious).
     
  6. Durakonis

    Durakonis Zudviz

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    These guys are creative, they would handle it. Even I can think of something that might work, but I guess I can't express it haha.
     
  7. anonym115

    anonym115 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Oh, I know you could make it work, but I was assuming unedited songs. If we can blend stuff together I can probably dream up something cool.
     
  8. Drunc

    Drunc Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2015
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    This is the 80 minute CD I compiled for playing in the car and it's been on repeat play apart from an occasional break to play disc 2.

    1 Overture
    2 Underworld
    3 Evolution (the grand design)
    4 Accolade 2
    5 Light Up The Night
    6 Of Sins and Shadows
    7 Seven
    8 A Fool's Paradise
    9 When All Is Lost
    10 Legend
    11 Smoke and Mirrors
    12 Paradise Lost
    13 Swansong

    That would be my dream set list with Hell and Back added in to make up the time remaining. On this disc the heavier and newer songs blend in very well with the older material and I listen to it over and over again.

    Disc 2 is my best of the rest tracks and if anyone is interested these are

    1 Sea of Lies
    2 Charon
    3 Fallen
    4 Whispers
    5 Hell and Back (would like to swap this with Smoke and Mirrors but it's too long to fit on other disc)
    6 Rediscovery part 2
    7 Candlelight Fantasia
    8 Without You
    9 The Witching Hour
    10 Communion and the Oracle
    11 Kiss of Fire
    12 Lady of the Snow
     
  9. EyeballKid

    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    9th & Hennepin
    At a gig during the Paradise Lost tour I met another fan from these boards (not sure if he's still around). He continuously asked Rullo, LePond, and Russell if they would play The Edge of Forever (not sure why he was so stuck on that song) again at gigs. Rullo and Russell firmly stated that the song had been played in the past and didn't quite work and it would never appear on a setlist. LePond said, "that'd be kinda cool." :) Anyway, as much as we all want to hear that song, I sadly don't think it will ever happen.

    I'm trying not to expect a bunch of old songs, so my realistic setlist would be:

    (Overture)
    01. Nevermore
    02. Underworld
    03. Inferno
    04. Evolution (The Grand Design)
    05. Kiss of Fire
    06. Without You
    07. Eve of Seduction
    08. Charon
    09. Egypt
    10. Dehumanized
    11. Out of the Ashes
    12. The Accolade II
    13. Of Sins and Shadows
     
  10. Adam Fiske

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Here's kind of something between a realistic setlist and a rare setlist that I think might be cool. It's not really my dream setlist, but it would be pretty interesting to see live.

    Underworld
    The End of Innocence
    A Winter's Dream (Prelude) / Kiss of Fire
    Eve of Seduction
    Egypt / Death of Balance
    Electric Messiah
    Out of the Ashes
    Charon
    Awakenings
    Legend
    ---
    Evolution / Fallen
    Revelation
     
  11. Metalton95

    Metalton95 New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I'm really interested in what setlist you all would make, regardless of the bands' opinion :tickled: Don't limit yourself (I would probably want to hear The Sacrifice just as much as Paradise Lost)

    Awesome lists so far guys!
     
  12. Drunc

    Drunc Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2015
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    The Edge of Forever is a nice song but a little too tame and long to be a successful live number I think. But if that's what you want to hear, list it. The question was your dream set list, not expected one.

    With the wide range and quantity of music available to Symphony X everyone will have a different opinion of what should and shouldn't be included and no two dreams will be the same.

    Great thread
     
  13. EyeballKid

    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    9th & Hennepin
    Ok, then here's my dream setlist. A little longer than 90 mins, but still under 2 hours.

    (Overture)
    Kiss of Fire
    Eve of Seduction
    Wicked
    Communion and the Oracle
    Charon
    Evolution (The Grand Design)
    Out of the Ashes
    Underworld
    Absence of Light
    Awakenings
    Without You
    Dressed to Kill
    Through the Looking Glass
    -----
    Sea of Lies
    The Accolade/Accolade II
    Legend
     
  14. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Hammer of Serious Anger

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2015
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Underworld
    Kiss of Fire
    King of Terrors
    Rediscovery
    Through the Looking Glass
    The Walls of Babylon
    Accolade II
    Awakenings
    Heretic
    ---
    Dressed to Kill
    The Divine Wings of Tragedy
     
  15. Drunc

    Drunc Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2015
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I would love to be at that gig
     
  16. AsoTamaki

    AsoTamaki Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    (Oculus Ex Inferni)
    Underworld
    Kiss of Fire
    Inferno
    Heretic
    Church of the Machine
    Swan Song (through the the guitar solo)
    (Pinnella piano solo)
    Paradise Lost
    Charon
    The Eyes of Medusa
    King of Terrors
    Absence of Light
    Legend
    ----------
    Iconoclast
    Of Sins and Shadows

    Five songs from the new album, some live staples, a couple rarities and an old song never played live before. My true "dream" setlist would probably just be full of all the old 7+ minute prog songs, but 90 minutes isn't enough for too many of those and I would be very happy with something like this at a metal show where they're playing after Overkill.
     

Share This Page