Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, and Randy George are pleased to announce their return to the Cover To Cover series of albums with Cov3r To Cov3r, the brand new third installment.
Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie, and more (including their cover of “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” featuring vocals from Yes singer Jon Davison), the album is available as CD and a Gatefold 2LP + CD.
In addition, the Cover To Cover Anthology (Vol. 1 – 3) is now available, collecting all three installments together over three discs. The first two albums have also been newly re-sequenced and remastered, and are available on all digital services. All the albums have also been given brand new artwork, created by Thomas Ewerhard (Sons of Apollo, The Neal Morse Band, Avantasia).
Mike Portnoy comments: “Well, here we are …Cover To Cover Volume 3! Been looking forward to finally doing another one of these as I absolutely love the first two we did! In fact, these Cover To Cover albums are some of my favorite albums in my catalog and are always the CDs I give to family and friends to enjoy, mainly because they help show the music that helped shape Neal, Randy and myself. Everybody expects the obvious prog classics (or in my case some of the more metal stuff), but the range of artists on these Cover To Cover albums as just as important ingredients! I hope our fans enjoy listening to them as much as we enjoyed recording them!
Morse, Portnoy, and George first worked together on Neal Morse’s Testimony Live project back in 2003, and since then they have devised and recorded countless Neal Morse albums, including three with The Neal Morse Band.
The three friends have also released music as Morse, Portnoy & George: so far, two Cover to Cover albums have been produced, each being a collection of covers of their favorite songs. As Portnoy explains:
“One of the first things myself, Neal and Randy usually start talking about what we can cover when we gather for one of Neal’s solo albums, should we have some leftover time at the end of the session. Most of the songs are rooted in the 60s and 70s and are songs / bands we grew up with.”
George adds, “We all share an attachment for this era of music, so we each throw out song ideas, see what sticks, and record the ones we like the most!”
The trio has covered songs from such greats as, Paul McCartney, Cream, The Who, Jethro Tull, Steely Dan, and many more. They also have also covered some prog classics from the likes of King Crimson and Yes.
The full track-listing for all 3 Cover To Cover volumes is below.
Cover To Cover:
Cover 2 Cover:
Cov3r To Cov3r: