Friday, December 2, 2016

The Neal Morse Band






















Artist:  The Neal Morse Band
Origin:  USA
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal

Original line-up:

Neal Morse:  Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Mike Portnoy:  Drums, Backing Vocals
Randy George:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Eric Gillette:  Guitar, Lead & Backing Vocals
Bill Hubauer:  Keyboards, Lead & Backing Vocals

The Neal Morse Band is the solo band of Neal Morse, consisted of Neal Morse (Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar Ex Spock's Beard), Mike Portnoy (Drums Ex The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater), Randy George (Bass), Eric Gillette (Guitar) and Bill Hubauer (Keyboards).













Title:  The Similitude Of A Dream (Special Edition 2 CD+DVD) (2016)
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
Label:  Radiant Records, Metal Blade Records
Rating:   *****  

Tracks:

Disc 1:  CD

 1.  Long Day  (1:42)
 2.  Overture  (5:51)
 3.  The Dream  (2:28)
 4.  City Of Destruction  (5:11)
 5.  We Have Got To Go  (2:29)
 6.  Makes No Sense  (4:10)
 7.  Draw The Line  (4:06)
 8.  The Slough  (3:03)
 9.  Back To The City  (4:19)
10. The Ways Of A Fool  (6:48)
11. So Far Gone  (5:21)
12. Breath Of Angels  (6:32)

Disc 2:  CD

 1.  Slave To Your Mind  (6:27)
 2.  Shortcut To Salvation  (4:36)
 3.  The Man In The Iron Cage  (5:16)
 4.  The Road Called Home  (3:24)
 5.  Sloth  (5:48)
 6.  Freedom Song  (3:59)
 7.  I'm Running  (3:44)
 8.  The Mask  (4:28)
 9.  Confrontation  (3:59)
10. The Battle  (2:57)
11. Broken Sky/Long Day (Reprise)  (9:58)

Disc 3:  DVD

The Making Of A Dream Edited by Randy George

Personnel:

Neal Morse:  Lead Vocals, Keyboards, 6 & 12 String Electric Guitars, Percussion, Mandolin
Mike Portnoy:  Drums, Vocals
Randy George:  Bass, Bass Pedals
Bill Hubauer:  Organ, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eric Gillette:  Lead & Rhythm Electric Guitar, Vocals

Special Guests:

Chris Carmichael:  Violin, Viola, Cello
Eric Darken:  Percussion on Track 12 Disc 1
Ann, Alfreda and Regina McCrary:  Background Vocals on Track 12 Disc 1
Sarah Hubauer:  Baritone & Alto Saxophone on Track 1 Disc 1
Spencer McKee:   Marimba on Track 10 Disc 2
Dave Buzard:  Stomps on Track 4 Disc 1
Bruce Babad:  Saxophone on Track 2 Disc 2
Steve Herman:  Trumpets on Track 7 Disc 2
Jim Hoke:  Tenor & Baritone Saxophone on Track 7 Disc 2
Rich Mouser:  Pedal Steel on Track 6 Disc 2

The Similitude Of A Dream is the second studio album by The Neal Morse Band, was released on November 11, 2016 by Radiant Records/Metal Blade Records.  For Special Edition 2 CD includes 1 hour "Making Of Dream" DVD.


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