In 2003, Neal Morse released his Testimony album. It was an artistic triumph that was and is still considered one of his best to date. With the sequel, Testimony Two, Neal goes even deeper into unchartered musical and lyrical territory. 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 poignant story of Neal’s life from the beginning of Spock’s Beard through when his leaving the band in 2002. The brilliant conceptual piece consists of 13 songs in three sections each over twenty minutes long. Total time: 78:52
Disc 2 consists of 3 great tracks. Two shorter songs and one 26:00 minute prog epic, “Seeds of Gold” which features a guitar solo by famed guitarist, Steve Morse. Total Time: 36:51 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. Guests Include: Nick D’Virgilio Alan Morse Dave Meros Steve Morse Paul Bielatowicz Matthew Ward Members of the Nashville Symphony
The Making of Testimony 2 DVD – An in depth look behind the scenes at the entire process of creating this amazing album. Edited by Chad Hoerner. This one really shines! From the beginning of the writing process on the beaches of California, to the tracking sessions in Nashville Tennessee, this documentary will take you on the journey along with Neal, Mike Portnoy and Randy George as they create this epic. Not to be missed! Total running time: 64:28 NTSC Region Free Here’s the track listing for the CDs: Disc One Part Six: 22:50 Mercy Street Overture No. 4 Time Changer (with Spock’s Beard) Jayda Part Seven: 22:54 Nighttime Collectors Time has come Today Jesus’ Blood The Truth Will Set You Free Part Eight: 32:36 Chance of a Lifetime Jesus Bring Me Home Road Dog Blues It’s For You Crossing Over Mercy Street Revisited Total Time: 78:22 Disc Two Absolute Beginner 4:39 Supernatural 6:11 Seeds of Gold 25:59 Total Time Disc Two: 36:52