Images and Words is the second studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released in 1992. It was recorded in late 1991 at BearTracks Studios in Suffern, New York. The album is the first Dream Theater release to feature James LaBrie on vocals. The album maintains its position as the band’s most commercially successful studio album to date, and the song “Pull Me Under”‘s status as the only Top 10 (radio or otherwise) hit the band has ever had. This particular song has also had more recent success as it has appeared in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. On release, the album was met with universal acclaim and many critics and fans cite this album as a landmark release for the progressive metal genre. Although there is no title track on this album, the phrase images and words appears in the song “Wait for Sleep”.
James LaBrie – lead vocals
John Petrucci – guitar, backing vocals
John Myung – bass
Kevin Moore – keyboard
Mike Portnoy – drums, percussion, backing vocals