Testimony (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Testimony
Type = Album
Artist = Neal Morse


Released = 23 September, 2003
Recorded = The Morse House, Nashville 2003
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 123:43 137:22 (for the Ltd. Edition)
Label = InsideOut Music
Producer = Rich Mouser
Reviews =
*Dprp.net "9 out of 10" [http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200341.html link]
*Tollbooth (positive) [http://www.tollbooth.org/2003/reviews/morse.html link] | Last album = "The Transatlantic Demos"
(2003)
This album = "Testimony"
(2003)
Next album = "Testimony Live"
(2004)

"Testimony" is a progressive rock concept album by Neal Morse. Released in 2003, this double-album is in five sections detailing the composer's life and conversion to Christianity. The album features performances from Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Kerry Livgren of Kansas, although the majority of instruments are played by Morse himself.

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Track listing

Disc One 72:46

Part 1 - 41:08
# "The Land Of Beginning Again" – 3:10
# "Overture No. 1" – 5:58
# "California Nights" – 5:46
# "Colder in the Sun" – 6:20
# "Sleeping Jesus" – 5:32
# "Interlude" – 1:56
# "The Prince of the Power of the Air" – 2:43
# "The Promise" – 2:52
# "Wasted Life" – 6:50Part 2 - 31:38
# "Overture No. 2" – 2:31
# "Break of Day" – 6:55
# "Power in the Air" – 5:03
# "Somber Days" – 5:06
# "Long Story" – 5:35
# "It's All I Can Do" – 6:25

Disc Two 50:57

Part 3 - 12:06
# "Transformation" – 3:00
# "Ready to Try" – 4:17
# "Sing it High" – 4:48Part 4 - 28:19
# "Moving in my Heart" – 3:06
# "I Am Willing" – 6:28
# "In the Middle" – 2:27
# "The Storm Before the Calm" – 7:31
# "Oh, to Feel Him" – 6:17
# "God's Theme" – 2:31Part 5 - 10:33
# "Overture No. 3" – 1:05
# "Rejoice" – 2:28
# "Oh Lord My God" – 3:54
# "God's Theme 2" – 2:10
# "The Land of Beginning Again" – 0:54

Disc Three 13:39 (available only in the Ltd. Edition)

# "The fang ... sings!" – 0:18
# "Tuesday Afternoon/Find My Way Back Home" – 13:21

Personnel

Band

* Neal Morse - producer, composer, guitars, 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 Leginer - sax
* Byron House - string bass
* Glenn Caruba - percussion
* Johnny Cox - pedal steel guitar
* Jerry Guidrox - guitar
* 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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