Morse releases a new live album next month
Progressive Rock icon Neal Morse, (also of Flying Colours and Transatlantic and ex-Spock’s Beard) is pleased to announce his new live album Neal Morse -Morsefest 2014 Testimony And One Live.
Released on Friday August 21, the live album is available as a 2-Blu-Ray or Special Edition 2 DVD/4 CD set, and will be up for pre-order from Tuesday July 21 fromhttp://bit.ly/1J8EI6L.
The album was recorded live in Nashville on November 14 and 15, 2014. Long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George, as well as Neal Morse Band anchors Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette, joined Neal to perform his renowned classic albums Testimony and One. Complete with 4-piece horn section, 6-member female background vocal section, violin and cello, full orchestra percussion with timpani and chimes, dancers, special guests and special staging; this is the most elaborate live release of Neal’s career.
This stunning live album concert features over 5 hours of great performances including the entire Testimony and One albums, plus special encores of the Spock’s Beard classic “The Light” featuring Alan Morse, and the Transatlantic epic “Stranger In Your Soul.” Also included is a behind-the-scenes documentary with footage of Neal’s exclusive acoustic concert, the rehearsal footage, “Name That Prog Tune” game with Mike Portnoy, and lots more.
Neal even flew out Rich Mouser who mixed the original studio albums to do the front of house mix! Neal says “We really went all out this time. I wanted it to be the quintessential presentation and performance of this music.” And so it was…and is!
Says Mike Portnoy – “I’ve got to say… as a fan of this wonderful music, how incredible this is! I am so happy to see this come to fruition. This music really deserves this… everything from the incredible presentation, and all these amazing musicians…it’s great to hear this music come to life on stage like this. To be doing it in his hometown with all his friends and family present and to be doing it here in this building that has such incredible importance to him and his story, it’s elevated the music to a whole new level. This is just been an amazing experience!”