Mike Portnoy has mentioned that if Elektra Records, Kevin Shirley, and Desmond Child were not involved in the making of the album, he would have made a completely different record. In 2007, the band released a demo version of the album reflecting Portnoy’s original song arrangements and track listing, including a live rehearsal of the original Metropolis Pt. 2.
South Miami station. South Miami is a station of the Metrorail rapid transit system in South Miami, Florida. This station is located at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (US 1) and Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street/SR 986), two blocks west of Red Road (West 57th Avenue).
After graduating from Ft. Worth’s Paschal High School as a highly recruited football player, Dean took a shift at Abilene Christian University’s campus radio station. Dean eventually left college for his first job, at KPAR Granbury.
On October 10, 2008, Bush dropped North Korea from the U.S’s official list of state sponsors of terrorism because he felt that North Korea was complying with verification of its nuclear weapons checks.
In late 2007 the Network Rail gave the contract to GrantRail (now VolkerRail). Work carried out included the re-instatement of a double track junction at Hessle Road (the junction with the main line, previously singled in 1984), restoration of double track from New Bridge Road to King George Dock, and removal of Ella Street bridge along with strengthening of 15 others.
The demo tape would actually prove unnecessary - after Faudel’s impressive performance at the Printemps de Bourges, the young star was snapped up by major record label Mercury shortly afterward. Faudel’s original sound - which fuses traditional Arab Rai rhythms with ‘new wave’ guitar, reggae, Afro-beat and vibrant flamenco rhythms - was now set to hit the big time.