Neal Morse has released a lot of albums in his 21-year career (over 24 studio and 14 live albums), and he’s done it as a member of a lot of bands (five as of this writing). However, it’s still exciting when he announces a new one. ‘The Similitude of a Dream’ is the ninth prog album of his solo career, and the second after forming The Neal Morse Band in 2012. The decision at the time was to form a proper band to join Neal, along with Mike Portnoy (drums) and bassist Randy George, who had been playing with him since 2004 (Mike since 2003). Two years later, they released their first album, ‘The Grand Experiment,’ and have been actively touring ever since. Their time together has culminated in ‘The Similitude of a Dream,’ which I believe to be the best album of his career. A bold opinion perhaps, but I’ve been listening to him for 15 years and follow all his bands, and I genuinely feel this way.
Currently on US tour, Metal Wani’s Jonathon Rose had a chat with Legendary Neal Morse at Toronto, Canada. He discusses the ongoing U.S. Tour with THE NEAL MORSE BAND, live response to the new album ‘The Similitude Of A Dream’, concept of the record, source of material and ‘personal’ lyrical aspects.
He also talks about the feedback from Christian Community due to the type of music he plays, working with Mike Portnoy, Eric Gillette, Randy George and Bill Hubauer and his tenure with Spock’s Beard. He throws light on the upcoming FLYING COLORS album, ongoing songwriting session and his favorite solo and group album.
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