Neal Morse Testimony 2003 official promotional PROMO poster. Free for orders of £35+. Progressive rock/ metal. Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Kerry Livgren Kansas

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Testimony is the third studio album, and the first concept album, by Neal Morse [Spock’s BeardTransatlantic, Eric Burdon, Yellow Matter Custard, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band].

Released in 2003, this double record is in five sections detailing the composer’s life and conversion to Christianity. The album features performances from ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Kerry Livgren of Kansas, although the majority of instruments are played by Morse himself.

Disc One
Part 1
No. Title Length
1. “The Land of Beginning Again” 3:10
2. “Overture No. 1” 5:58
3. “California Nights” 5:46
4. “Colder in the Sun” 6:20
5. “Sleeping Jesus” 5:32
6. “Interlude” 1:56
7. “The Prince of the Power of the Air” 2:43
8. “The Promise” 2:52
9. “Wasted Life” 6:50
Total length: 41:08
Part 2
No. Title Length
1. “Overture No. 2” 2:31
2. “Break of Day” 6:55
3. “Power in the Air” 5:03
4. “Somber Days” 5:06
5. “Long Story” 5:35
6. “It’s All I Can Do” 6:25
Total length: 31:38
Disc Two
Part 3
No. Title Length
1. “Transformation” 3:00
2. “Ready to Try” 4:17
3. “Sing it High” 4:48
Total length: 12:06
Part 4
No. Title Length
1. “Moving in my Heart” 3:06
2. “I Am Willing” 6:28
3. “In the Middle” 2:27
4. “The Storm Before the Calm” 7:31
5. “Oh, to Feel Him” 6:17
6. “God’s Theme” 2:31
Total length: 28:19
Part 5
No. Title Length
1. “Overture No. 3” 1:05
2. “Rejoice” 2:28
3. “Oh Lord My God” 3:54
4. “God’s Theme 2” 2:10
5. “The Land of Beginning Again” 0:54
Total length: 10:33
Disc Three (Limited Edition)
No. Title Length
1. “The fang… sings!” 0:18
2. “Tuesday Afternoon/Find My Way Back Home”” 13:21
Total length: 13:39
Personnel:
Neal Morse – producer, composer, guitars, bass guitar, synth, piano, organ, vocals
Mike Portnoy – drums
Kerry Livgren – guitar solo on “Long Story”
Eric Brenton – violin, flute
Chris Carmichael – violin, cello, strings
David Henry – Cello
Jim Hoke – Sax
Neil Rosengarden – Trumpet
Katie Hagen – French horn
Mark Leniger – Saxophone, Soloist
Byron House – string bass
Glenn Caruba – percussion
Johnny Cox – Pedal steel guitar
Jerry Guidroz – Engineer, Handclapping, Sampling
Pamela Ward, Aaron Marshall, Rick Altizer, Terry White, Gene Miller – backing vocals
Release details:
2003, UK, Inside Out Music/Spv 6-93723-60412-1, Release Date 22 September 2003, CD
2003, UK, Inside Out Music/Spv 6-93723-00502-7, Release Date 29 September 2003, CD (Special Edition 3-CD set)
2003, USA, Radiant Records I491302, Release Date 22 September 2003, CD
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