Neal Morse – Momentum
MOMENTUM IS HERE!!!
“You’ve got some new Momentum… you better keep on going,” Neal Morse declares in the exciting title track of his new album. After an amazing 2011 that included the release and subsequent world tour of Testimony 2, and the release of the 5 disc set of Testimony 2 Live in L.A., what could Neal possibly do to follow that? “That’s about where I was in January of 2012; waiting and wondering what was next. Then, Mike (Portnoy) had an open window at the end of January so I booked him and Randy (George) to come to Nashville to record. But I had no album! Then, an explosion of creativity happened that far exceeded our expectations …”
Featuring the guitar work of 6 string legend Paul Gilbert, and of course the stellar drumming of long time partner Mike Portnoy, Momentum is a musical thrill ride that will leave you breathless! Everything you’d ever want in a Neal Morse album is here; great prog elements, hooky pop choruses, intricate vocal weaving, blistering musicianship and beautiful melodies are all present and accounted for. HIGHLIGHTS: THOUGHTS PT. 5, the perfect sequel to the earlier Spock’s Beard classics, WEATHERING SKY, rock/pop brilliance and WORLD WITHOUT END, clocking in at 33:51, this is the ultimate prog epic from the man who practically invented the term.
Also featured on the album is Neal’s newest find, Brazilian guitarist Adson Sodre and other members of Neal’s new live band. With its surprising directness, depth and pure prog exhilaration, Momentum is quite possibly the ultimate Neal Morse album. Mixed by Rich Mouser. Produced by Neal Morse.
***The Special Edition also includes the full, behind the scenes "Making of" dvd, which captures Neal, Mike and Randy at their best in the studio, doing what they love most, making music.***
***For the first time from Radiant, we are offering the full version, CD Quality, Hi-Res AIFF files of the new "Momentum" album, for digital download. These are the real deal and nearly 600MB. Please be patient with downloading as it will take a while to get this much masterpiece into your computer! This album will ONLY be downloadable as a full album and will NOT be available to buy as individual tracks!***
North American release date: September 11, 2012 (Radiant/Metal Blade Records)
European release date: September 10, 2012 (InsideOut/Century Media)
Thoughts Part 5
Smoke and Mirrors
World Without End
ii Never Pass Away
iii Losing Your Soul
iv The Mystery
v Some Kind Of Yesterday
vi World Without End