[Morse]fest 2016 is only two weeks away! Guarantee your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
[Morse]fest is July 1-2, 2016 in Cross Plains, TN. Remaining ticket options are listed below:
Double Night Tickets (20 tickets remaining)
Entry into both Friday’s “Unplugged Storyteller” concert AND Saturday’s “SNOW” concert
Single Night Ticket – Friday (100 tickets remaining)
Entry into Friday’s “Unplugged Storyteller” concert
“Unplugged Storyteller” (Friday)
Featuring Neal Morse, Nick D’Virgilio, Casey McPherson, and Eric Gillette. Join us inside the minds of these incredible artists and see where these songs began and what made them the unforgettable songs they are!
For the first time ever, the original members of Spock’s Beard will perform the legendary prog epic “SNOW” in its entirety. The show will include encores and more featuring ALL Spock’s Beard members, past and present, including Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Nick D’Virgilio, Ryo Okumoto, Ted Leonard, and Jimmy Keegan.
The amazing new Neal Morse Band “Alive Again” DVD/2CD Set and Blu-ray will now be released worldwide August 5th. Pre-orders will begin 9:00 a.m. CDT June 21st.
Radiant’s Special Offer! The first 100 pre-orders of either version will receive a tour setlist signed by the whole band. This rare exclusive collectors item is only available through RadiantRecords.com
1 Alive Again Intro
2 The Call
4 The Grand Experiment
5 Harm’s Way
6 Bill’s Keyboard Solo
7 The Creation
8 There Is Nothing That God Can’t Change
Total Time 65:22
2 Eric’s Gtr Solo
3 In The Fire
4 Alive Again
6 Oh Lord, My God
8 King Jesus
Total Time 73:50
Riding on the tremendous success of their breakthrough album, The Grand Experiment, The Neal Morse Band set out on a tremendously successful world tour in the spring of 2015. Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy have teamed up with Randy George, Eric Gillette, and Bill Hubauer to create one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Full stop. The Alive Again package shows them at the top of their form performing for a rousing audience in Holland March 6, 2015.
Audio mixed by Rich Mouser
“The Neal Morse Band is a force of nature. They have evolved into a great live band, one that is as good as there is in music and they really shine on this live set. The performances here are jaw-dropping and might have you giving a standing ovation from your couch.” – Roie Avin, The Prog Report
[N.B. progarchy loves the views of Roie Avin!]
[N.B.II, my only complaint is that this does not include a live version of “New Jerusalem,” the single greatest song Morse has written!]
Born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Gildenlöw made a name for himself in the progressive rock scene during his eleven year career (1995- 2006) as bass player for world-renowned Swedish band, Pain of Salvation. His skill as a bass guitarist granted him the endorsement by Mayones guitars for more than a decade. In addition to bass guitar, Gildenlöw studied: piano, drums, double bass, guitar, classical vocals and music design; all of which have served the artist well in his transition to a solo career. He left Sweden and PoS to move to the Netherlands, but remained very active working as a session musician in live performances, touring, and recording bass lines on over thirty prominent albums for various artists all over the world. Gildenlöw’s solo career took flight with release of his debut album, RUST (2013). He released charity single, Pass The Torch (2014) and critic’s response to previews of The Rain (2016) have been very positive.
The deep tones of how the mind fights against itself resonate throughout this powerful and poignant work by Kristoffer Gildenlöw. A brilliant effort after his highly acclaimed first solo release: Rust (2013); a thematic album which delved into the realities of aging and one’s perspectives on past, future and ultimately reconciliation with life choices. Again, Gildenlöw has chosen a heavy subject for the theme of The Rain; which is a concept album that examines the life of a man in later stages of dementia who struggles with his own reality, perceived through the metaphor of rain and clouds.
The gentleness of the piano passages oppose the angst and turmoil which lie beneath. The gentle pace at which the album progresses is reflective of the destructive force of the disease upon the man, and you find yourself at the tipping point with the track, ‘Breath In, Breath Out’. It is through this lyrically beautiful song that the realization of the end becomes apparent; leaving the listener grasping for the beauty captured in the mind’s eye.
Never have I been so moved by an album. Put your phone on silent, so you will not be disturbed. It is best to listen with good headphones. Then you hear every detail and is the album the best advantage.
Esther Kessel-Tamerus – Rock Musizn
It’s a beautiful album which rewards further with repeat listening.
Kevin Thompson – Progradar
It is one of those albums that come along once in a generation and has such profound effect on the lives of the listener. It would not surprise me that this shows up as a Top 5 album of 2016
Back by popular demand we are having a sale on Rikard Sjoblom’s latest solo album,
“The Unbendable Sleep”!
For this week ONLY this AMAZING new album will be ONLY $12.99! Get your copy today and
don’t forget to grab one for a friend to help
spread the love of music around!
Thematically, “The Unbendable Sleep” goes around the usual subjects: love, life, death, and it deals a lot with self-esteem and believing in yourself. “Sounds cheesy, I know, but it’s pretty important stuff,” Rikard continues. “I found myself singing about mirrors quite a lot and that’s also referring to just that, looking into the mirror and not recognizing the person staring back at you.”
Do you want to be one of the first to get your [Morse]fest 2016 VIP Package and Tickets? If so keep reading how you can have access
to early ticket sales…..
If you join Neal Morse’s Inner Circle by March 10th, you will have access to purchasing your [Morse]fest 2016 VIP Packages and Tickets on March 11th, before the General Public on March 12th. If you want to experience this LIMITED, “once in a lifetime” VIP with ALL past and present Spock’s Beard band members and guests, then sign up today for the Inner Circle membership here.
If you are still not sure you should become an
Inner Circle member, check out all the amazing perks you get as a member –
From behind the scenes footage and never heard before recordings, to exclusive insights on upcoming projects and past performances, INNER CIRCLE members get to see and hear everything Neal Morse! From Spock’s Beard to Transatlantic, Flying Colors to NMB, new projects and solo plans, INNER CIRCLE members are the 1st to know…
INNER CIRCLE membership entitles you to a personal newsletter from Neal EVERY month, an exclusive CD or DVD, EVERY OTHER month, plus offers and giveaways available to the INNER CIRCLE! Members also have access to all previous releases that are available NOWHERE else!
Inner Circle this week, you will also receive the new
March Inner Circle release
‘The Grand Experiment Demos’
Check out what Neal has to say about this months release –
“I have concluded that a cool release for you guys in March will be an audio disk of many of the demos and bits that went into The Grand Experiment album. I’ve been going through the demos and listening and making notes and making edits and it’s really very interesting and cool to hear. You’ll be surprised to hear little bits of “Waterfall” right next to little bits of “The Call” and “Doomsday Destiny”… there’s a real hodgepodge of stuff. I had forgotten that the music was all mixed up before we got with Mike and began to dissect it and really take the best bits and fit them together in the way that we ultimately did. So that will your be your fabulous Inner Circle release for March. I hope you love it.”
[Morse]fest 2016 VIP packages and tickets go on sale this weekend!!!
To celebrate this KILLER event,
‘The Making of Snow’ DVD, will be on sale
this week ONLY for $14.99!
Here’s what Neal Morse said about it: “….this contains the footage of the making of the Snow album and two acoustic performances, my last with the band. I’m sorry that it’s not of higher quality; although, in the video department, we never did have a really first rate one. But, here we are…here’s what we have…here’s how it was. I think this shows some but regrettably not all of the making of ‘Snow’, there’s much that was never filmed because who wants a guy with a camcorder in your face all the time? But, what there is shows the band in all it’s quirky creativity and humor and sheer brilliance…” THE MAKING OF SNOW Filmed by Neal Morse and Jim Harrel Produced & Edited Philip J. Satterley Plus: 2 COMPLETE ACOUSTIC CONCERTS! The Good Don’t Last * Thoughts II * Stranger In A Strange Land Open Wide The Flood Gates * In The Name of Love * Carie * June Looking For Answers * Solitary Soul * Wind At My Back * The Doorway DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND Running time is Approx. 4 hours!! (240 min) REGION FREE NTSC COLOR