Neal Morse to release new live album – Morsefest 2014, Testimony And One Live10th July 2015
Long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George as well as Neal Morse Band anchors, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette, join Neal as this group of master musicians perform Neal’s world 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 Morse’s career.
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!”
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, rehearsal footage, “Name That Prog Tune” game with Mike and more!