Progarchy Radio Episode 7

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Episode 7

Hey everyone, my apologies for taking so long to get episode 7 recorded.  Still, I hope you enjoy it–over two hours of prog and New Wave.  This episode features new songs from Big Big Train, Frost*, Mike Kershaw, Airbag, and Ayreon.

In addition, songs from Neal Morse, The Tangent, Salander, The Reasoning, New Model Army, New Order, Foo Fighters, Catherine Wheel, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Cure.

Pre-Order Neal Morse: Morsefest 2014

[Ed. note–For those of you who have purchased anything from Radiant, you know that the packaging is always beautiful and well worth owning.  I have no doubt this set (in which ever version) will be the same.

And, this year, two progarchists–Tad Wert and I–will be posting and tweeting live from MorseFest, September 4-6.  Should be very exciting.–Brad]

MorseFest 2014
MorseFest 2014

Over 5 hours of great performances including the entire Testimony and One albums plus special encores of the Spock’s Beard classic, “The Light” featuring Alan Morse, and the Transatlantic epic “Stranger In Your Soul.” Also included is a behind-the-scenes documentary with footage of Neal’s exclusive acoustic concert, rehearsal footage, “Name That Prog Tune” game with Mike and more!

Complete with 4 piece horn section, 6 member female background vocal section, violin and cello, full orchestra percussion with timpani and chimes, dancers, special guests and special staging, this is the most elaborate live release of Neal Morse’s career!

Neal even flew out Rich Mouser who mixed the original studio albums to do the front of house mix! Neal says “We really went all out this time. I wanted it to be the quintessential presentation and performance of this music.” And so it was…and is!

Says Mike Portnoy – “I’ve got to say… as a fan of this wonderful music, how incredible this is! I am so happy to see this come to fruition. This music really deserves this… everything from the incredible presentation, and all these amazing musicians…it’s great to hear this music come to life on stage like this. To be doing it in his hometown with all his friends and family present and to be doing it here in this building that has such incredible importance to him and his story, it’s elevated the music to a whole new level. This is just been an amazing experience!”

Offical release date: August 21st, 2015


Pre-orders begin July 21st at 8:00 AM (CST)

Be one of the first 200 to pre-order and receive a free graphic autographed by the entire band!

PLUS, if you pre-order on the 21st, you will be entered to win a [Morse]fest 2015 VIP Gold Package (a $350 value!)*!

*(Order must be placed on the 21st to be eligible to win. Package is for the Friday Meet & Greet and does not include travel or accommodations. See all that the VIP Gold Package includes HERE)

Double Blu-Ray

BLU-RAY Disc 1  

Morsefest 2014 Night 1

Testimony Live plus Encores

– Part One –
01. The Land of Beginning Again
02. Overture No. 1
03. California Nights
04. Colder in the Sun
05. Sleeping Jesus
06. Interlude
07. The Prince of the Power of the Air
08. The Promise
09. Wasted Life

– Part Two –
10. Overture No. 2
11. Break of Day
12. Power in the Air
13. Somber Days
14. Long Story
15. It’s All I Can Do

– Part Three –
16. Transformation
17. Ready to Try
18. Sing it high

– Part Four –
19. Moving in my Heart
20. I Am Willing
21. In the Middle
22. The Storm Before the Calm
23. Oh, to Feel Him
24. God‘s Theme

– Part Five –
25. Overture No. 3
26. Rejoice
27. Oh Lord My God
28. God’s Theme 2
29. The Land of Beginning Again

– Encores –
30. Jayda
31. Time Has Come
32. Jesus’ Blood

BLU-RAY Disc 2

Morsefest 2014 Night 2

One Live plus Encores

01. The Creation
02. The Man’s Gone
03. Nothing To Believe
04. Author Of Confusion
05. The Separated Man
06. Cradle to the Grave
07. Help Me/Spirit and the Flesh
08. King Jesus
09. Father Of Forgiveness
10. Reunion

– Encores –
11. It’s For You
12. Wind At My Back
13. The Light
14. Stranger In Your Soul

Special Documentary – “The Morsefest Experience” created by Randy George

Pricing not yet available

Special Edition 2DVD / 4CD Set

A 6 FOLD DIGIPACK WITH EXPANDED ARTWORK AND 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET

DVD Disc 1

Morsefest 2014 Night 1

Testimony Live plus Encores

DVD Disc 2

Morsefest 2014 Night 2

One Live plus Encores

Special Documentary – “The Morsefest Experience” created by Randy George

Audio Disc 1

Morsefest 2014 Night 1

Testimony Live plus Encores

– Part One –
01. The Land of Beginning Again
02. Overture No. 1
03. California Nights
04. Colder in the Sun
05. Sleeping Jesus
06. Interlude
07. The Prince of the Power of the Air
08. The Promise
09. Wasted Life

– Part Two –
10. Overture No. 2
11. Break of Day
12. Power in the Air
13. Somber Days
14. Long Story
15. It’s All I Can Do

Audio Disc 2

– Part Three –
01. Transformation
02. Ready to Try
03. Sing it high

– Part Four –
04. Moving in my Heart
05. I Am Willing
06. In the Middle
07. The Storm Before the Calm
08. Oh, to Feel Him
09. God‘s Theme

– Part Five –
10. Overture No. 3
11. Rejoice
12. Oh Lord My God
13. God’s Theme 2
14. The Land of Beginning Again

– Encores –
15. Jayda
16. Time Has Come
17. Jesus’ Blood

Audio Disc 3

Morsefest 2014 Night 2

One Live plus Encores

01. The Creation
02. The Man’s Gone
03. Nothing To Believe
04. Author Of Confusion
05. The Separated Man
06. Cradle to the Grave
07. Help Me / Spirit and the Flesh
08. King Jesus

Audio Disc 4

01. Father Of Forgiveness
02. Reunion

– Encores –
03. It’s For You
04. Wind At My Back
05. The Light
06. Stranger In Your Soul

Pricing not yet available

One Day Radiant Sale–A Must See

This April Fool’s One Day Sale is “almost” too good to believe!

On April 1st, and for 1 day ONLY, get:

  • Transatlantic, KaLIVEoscope Special Edition for just $7.99 (regular price, $22.95),
  • Testimony 2 for just $5.99 (regular price, $19.99),
  • Testimony 2 – Live in LA for just $7.99 (regular price, $34.99), and…
  • So Many Roads for just $5.99 (regular price, $23.99)!

PLUS, on April 1st, every order will include a surprise free gift!

There’s never been a better time to get any or all of these titles!

**These offers end April 1st at 11:59pm (CST)**

http://www.radiantrecords.com/category/191753-april-fools-one-day-sale.aspx

Neal Morse News

Hello all,

Greetings from Neal! I’d like to invite you to join me in a LIVE Q&A SESSION, TOMORROW (9/26/14), 10am (CST). I’ll be here: http://ow.ly/BSdbo on Radiant Record’s Facebook page eagerly waiting to hear all of your questions about Morsefest! And hopefully, will be able to provide you with some answers as well. Get your questions ready! I look forward to chatting with you about this exciting event!

For the first time ever, you can join Neal in his home town for a two-day music festival! Special guests, like Mike Portnoy, will be joining Neal in performances of the entire “One” and “Testimony 1” albums. Hear the music in the very place it was inspired! This weekend will be full of legendary status events such as:

  • an exclusive, free INNER CIRCLE ONLY acoustic set
  • VIP Meet and Greet with Neal and special guests
  • VIP contest of “Name that Tune” – PROG style with Mike Portnoy
  • special prizes… and so much more!

This is sure to be a once in a lifetime event that you do not want to miss! Make your travel plans to Nashville now for November 14-15!

 

Tickets on sale now at Radiant

(details here)

God bless,

Neal Morse

S.T. Karnick’s review of Transatlantic’s latest

transatlantic-kaleidoscope-box-set-cddvd-deluxe-edition-11801-MLB20049782288_022014-OOver a decade ago, American cultural critic S.T. Karnick published a seminal piece on progressive rock and its third-wave vitality in the pages of William F. Buckley’s magazine, National Review.  At the time, he noted especially the greatness of Spock’s Beard.

Karnick is always worth reading, but this (below) will be of particular interest to progarchists–a review of the latest Transatlantic album:

Although progressive rock has had a low profile in the music world since the rise of punk and disco in the late ’70s, it’s still very much alive today, even to the point that there are real stars of this musical style. Foremost among these are the members of Transatlantic, and their latest album, Kaleidoscope, is a production worthy of their major talents. Just as a kaleidoscope creates fascinating images by juxtaposing numerous bits of colors and shapes that contrast with one another, Transatlantic’s Kaleidoscope does so with sounds. Ranging from hard rock to classic rock to folk to classical, the sounds on Kaleidoscope shift and recur in patterns of real beauty.

To keep reading (and you should!), go here: http://www.stkarnick.com/blog/post/transatlantics-kaleidoscope-is-classic-progressive-rock