Morse Portnoy George release video for cover of Jethro Tull's Hymn 43

Neal Morse Mike Portnoy and Randy George standing against a wall
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Neal MorseMike Portnoy and Randy George have released a video for their version of Jethro Tull's 1971 track Hymn 43 from the band's Aqualung album.

The single is taken from the third volume of their covers albums, entitled Cove3r To Cov3r, which will be released through InsideOut Music on July 24. You can watch the video in full below.

“When I was young and they packed me off to school, someone played me the second side of the Aqualung album by Jethro Tull and I was immediately consumed by it," explains Neal Morse. "Hymn 43 being one of my favourite tracks I was thrilled when the guys wanted to record this one. We kicked it out in one or two takes and it was a gas!”

The trio, who also play together in the Neal Morse Band, previously released a video for their version of Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street and Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy, both taken from the same album.

At the same time the Cover To Cover Anthology will also be released, collecting the new volume with the two previous releases. The albums see the Neal Morse Band members covering a mixture of classics songs that have inspired them.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.