|A prog spectacular! Includes Nick D'Virgilio / Neal Morse / Steven Wilson / Kip Winger an others
Format: CD / Cat No: MAX-9092-2 / Released: 10/09/2007
Track Listing: 01 Dance On A Volcano [8:44] / Sound Chaser [12:54] / Just The Same [8:22] / JR Piano Medley: Soon / Supper's Ready / I Talk To The Wind / And You And I [8:22] / Piece of the Pi [3:05] / Tarkus [22:47]
More information: The Road Home is both homage and crowning achievement in prog rock’s great exploratory tradition. Just as Emerson rearranged Tchaikovsky, Rodrigo, Janacek, Copland, Mussorgsky and “Lux” Lewis, Rudess decodes established classics while sculpting his own distinctive style.
With the help of today’s leading prog talents (including friend/musical partner, Dixie Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein), Rudess re-envisions Genesis’ 1976 jolting, jiggery-pokery gem “Dance on a Volcano” (with former Spock’s Beard frontman Neal Morse on vocals); ELP’s apocalyptic epic “Tarkus” (featuring Kip Winger and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson); Yes’ fusion-esque, Minimoog/electric piano extravaganza “Sound Chaser” (from the oft-overlooked Relayer record); and the aforementioned “Just the Same.”
As the kicker, a seamless piano medley fuses bits of the Jon Anderson vocal showpiece “Soon”, Crimson’s gentle, supernatural “I Talk to the Wind” (with vocals by Rudess), Yes’ “And You And I”, and Genesis’ sprawling “Supper’s Ready.”