|Format: Blu-Ray / Cat No: 156222 / Released: 23/11/2018
Track Listing: BLU-RAY 1: SET 1 - Rare Epics: 1. Lifeline / 2. So Many Roads / 3. Supernatural / 4. Seeds Of Gold / SET 2 - Testimony 2 Album: 5. Mercy Street / 6. Overture No. 4 / 7. Time Changer / 8. Jayda / 9. Nighttime Collectors / 10. Time Has Come Today / 11. Jesus' Blood / 12. The Truth Will Set You Free / 13. Chance Of A Lifetime / 14. Jesus Bring Me Home / 15. Road Dog Blues / 16. It's For You / 17. Crossing Over / Mercy Street Reprise / Extras: Documentary - Behind the Scenes at Morsefest 2017 (only present in Blu Ray discs)
BLU-RAY 2: SET 1 - The Similitude of a Dream, Part 1: 1. Long Day / 2. Overture / 3. The Dream / 4. City Of Destruction / 5. We Have Got To Go / 6. Makes No Sense / 7. Draw the Line / 8. The Slough / 9. Back To The City / 10. The Ways Of A Fool / 11. So Far Gone / 12. Breath Of Angels / SET 2 - The Similitude of a Dream, Part 2: 13. Slave To Your Mind / 14. Shortcut To Salvation / 15. The Man In The Iron Cage / 16. The Road Called Home / 17. Sloth / 18. Freedom Song / 19. I'm Running / 20. The Mask / 21. Confrontation / 22. The Battle / 23. Broken Sky / Long Day (Reprise) / Encores: 24. Author Of Confusion / 25. Agenda / 26. The Call
More information: The Neal Morse Band, the progressive rock collective comprised by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette, released their critically admired double-disc concept album The Similitude of a Dream, almost two years ago on November 11th, 2016. It was the eighth studio album with the core of Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current line-up.
Clocking in at over 100 minutes, The Similitude of a Dream became the most applauded release that Morse has helmed to date, garnering raving reviews from critics and fans alike. The 2017 tour was their largest yet, including new continents for the band, and ended with a final performance at Neal's annual event Morsefest, held at the New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains, Tennessee, during Friday September 1st and Saturday September 2nd, 2017. Free from the constraints of studio recordings, Morse expanded his musical vision for Morsefest 2017, augmenting the already astounding Neal Morse Band with live strings, a horn section, orchestral percussion, dancers, female background singers and a full choir. The first night of the event saw the performance of rare epics songs from the Morse’s catalog plus the Testimony 2 album in its entirety, while The Similitude of a Dream album was played from head to toe for a last time during night two.
Morsefest 2017: Testimony of a Dream includes over 5 hours of material, and is available in 3 different versions: 2DVD/4CD Digipak, Double Blu-ray Set, or a very limited 50 pages Deluxe Artbook Set (includes 2 DVDs, 4 CDs, 2 Blu-ray) with never-before seen photographs, 5 postcards, an exclusive poster, a certificate of authenticity, and limited to 2000 copies worldwide!
Sonically outstanding, the audio was mixed by the band's own guitarist Eric Gillette (who also recently mixed their The Similitude of a Dream: Live in Tilburg 2017 release), and mastered by long-time collaborator and world renowned engineer Rich Mouser.
Additionally, a one-hour documentary (on the Blu-ray discs only) gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective at what really happened behind the scenes during this epic event; featuring candid moments from the band, other musicians and the crew: a truly engaging glimpse into the whirlwind of staging such a monumental production. Last, but not least, for the first time ever the versions including Blu Ray discs feature Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS-HD Master 5.1 as additional audio options.