|New CD from Neal Morse
Format: CD / Cat No: 0505582 / Released: 23/05/2011
Track Listing: CD 1: Part Six (22:50): a. Mercy Street / b. Overture No. 4 / c. Time Changer / d. Jayda / Part Seven (22:54): a. Nighttime Collectors / b. Time has come Today / c. Jesus' Blood / d. The Truth Will Set You Free / Part Eight (32:36): a. Chance of a Lifetime / b. Jesus Bring Me Home / c. Road Dog Blues / d. It's For You / e. Crossing Over / Mercy Street Reprise / CD 2: 1. Absolute Beginner (4:39) / 2. Supernatural (6:11) / 3. Seeds of Gold (25:59)
More information: Guests include: Nick D’Virgilio (Spock's Beard), Alan Morse (Spock's Beard), Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Paul Bielatowicz (Carl Palmer Band), Matthew Ward (2nd Chapter Of Acts), Members of the Nashville Symphony
Returning in 2003 with his epic 2-CD masterpiece, Testimony (and the resulting 2-DVD concert), Neal continues to create some of the most critically acclaimed and successful music in modern progressive rock. Neal Morse is one of the most successful progressive rock artists of the last 25 years; and since 2003, the genre's most successful solo artist. Morse made his mark from out of the blue with his band's (Spock's Beard) first progressive rock outing, The Light. Spock's Beard went on to release an astounding 17 CDs and DVDs in less than 10 years with Morse at the helm.
Incorporating the legendary drummer Mike Portnoy and the excellent bassist, Randy George, this breathtaking album is a prog epic with depth that will dazzle and melodies that reach into the soul. Disc 1 - Testimony 2, the main disc tells us the oignant story of Neal’s life from the beginning of Spock’s Beard through when he left the band in 2002. The brilliant conceptual piece consists of 13 songs in three sections each over 20 minutes long. Disc 2 consists of 3 great tracks. Two shorter songs and one 26 minute prog epic, “Seeds of Gold” which features a guitar solo by famed guitarist, Steve Morse. This album marks the audio reunion of Spock’s Beard as it contains a “tribute” to Spock’s where Neal and the guys sing an elaborate vocal section that is reminiscent of the early days of the band.