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Special Offer! The book and the box set!! The Special Edition 3 Disc box set includes an extraordinary DVD titled “The Making of Testimony Two” plus the acclaimed 2 disc Testimony 2 CD .
Here’s a bit about the book:
From the obscurity of dozens of California bar bands and nightclubs to the heights of some of the most prestigious concert venues worldwide, Neal Morse recounts the events that led him though the maze of musical, personal and spiritual experiences that shaped his life. Starting from his first musical endeavors as a child, Neal bares his soul as he recalls the pitfalls, heartaches and temptations along his journey. This hard-hitting, inspirational exposé takes the reader from Neal’s club days to the formation of Spock’s Beard and from the rigors of musical and personal burnout to the wondrous joy of spiritual fulfillment and purpose. The book spans approximately 230 pages in paperback form, and includes photos from all stages of Neal’s life.
Here’s a bit about the CD and DVD:
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 2, 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
Overture No. 4
Time Changer (with Spock’s Beard)
Part Seven: 22:54
Time has come Today
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
Absolute Beginner 4:39
Seeds of Gold 25:59
Total Time Disc 2: 36:52