Autobiographical 2003 Epic Available for the First Time on Vinyl!
Neal Morse's career path is full of unexpected twists and turns, sudden changes and pleasant surprises – much like the epic progressive rock compositions for which he has become known. In the mid ‘90s he formed the quirky Spock's Beard and the prog supergroup Transatlantic with drumming legend Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Marillion's Pete Trewavas and The Flower Kings' Roine Stolt in 2000.
2003 found Morse two albums into an equally as impressive solo career and delivering Testimony, an undeniably dramatic and powerful account of his journey to salvation. Fusing symphonic majesty and pop sensibility, Testimony is a compelling, creative epic unlike anything he released prior. Stylistically, it ranges from a full gospel choir to hard rock; from a symphony orchestra to contemporary pop. Neal deftly weaves an epic musical tapestry, taking the listener on a fascinating journey as unique as the man behind it.
Testimony is a uniquely solo achievement, with Neal not only writing, arranging and producing; but singing the lead vocals and performing most of the instruments. While a solo album, Neal wasn't alone in the undertaking. He was joined by artists ranging from Portnoy to members of the Nashville Symphony. One special guest was one of Neal's musical heroes; Dove-award winner and Kansas guitarist/songwriter Kerry Livgren.
Vividly recounting his personal struggle within and without the music business, through the wayward years that followed, to finding salvation; Neal tells a story of longing, redemption and joy. An inspiring autobiography, stunning musical work, and uplifting spiritual affirmation, Testimony is a remarkable and unique artistic achievement available on vinyl for the first time!