The Neal Morse Band announce Morsefest 2015 live package

The Neal Morse Band
The Neal Morse Band

The Neal Morse Band have announced that they’ll release a live package celebrating Morsefest 2015 next month.

It’ll launch on 2DVD, 2 Blu-ray and 4CD on March 24 via Radiant Records/Metal Blade and is available for pre-order now.

A statement on the release reads: “In addition to The Neal Morse Band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy, the 38 musicians on stage create a prog orchestra. Over two nights – one on each video disc – in 2015, they perform new arrangements of material from Neal Morse’s career.

“The two concerts span over five hours, venturing beyond the studio versions they’re based on. In addition to complete performances of the Sola Scriptura and Question albums, there are songs from Spock’s Beard, featuring guest Nick D’Virgilio, Transatlantic, and surprises – including performances with guitar legend Phil Keaggy.

“Accompanied by extravagant visuals, including three video screens and live dancers, Morsefest 2015 is the most massive live release of Morse’s career.”

Morse adds: “Morsefest 2015 was absolutely incredible for me! We performed Question and Sola Scriptura plus a lot of other really cool stuff with full choir, horns, orchestral percussion, strings, piano harp, Cuika and dancers!

“The artwork on the video wall was absolutely mind blowing. Combine that with the atmosphere of the community of fans and the love in the room – it was definitely a peak experience in my career, and I think the DVD and Blu-ray are among the finest we’ve ever produced.”

Along with the concerts, the live package also features a one-hour documentary showing behind-the-scenes footage and is said to be “an engaging glimpse into the whirlwind staging of this event.”

The Neal Morse Band released their latest album The Similitude Of A Dream last year. They head out on the road across Europe from next month.

Morsefest 2015 contents

Disc 1

  1. Intro
  2. The Call
  3. The Grand Experiment
  4. Go the Way You Go
  5. MacArthur Park
  6. A Whole ‘Nother Trip
  7. New Jerusalem
  8. Question Mark Intro
  9. Temple of The Living God
  10. Another World
  11. The Outsider
  12. Sweet Elation
  13. In the Fire
  14. Solid As the Sun
  15. The Glory of The Lord
  16. Outside Looking In
  17. 12
  18. Entrance
  19. Inside His Presence
  20. The Temple Of the Living God Reprise

Disc 2

  1. Intro
  2. The Door
  3. The Conflict My Heart
  4. The Conclusion
  5. Waterfall
  6. At the End of the Day
  7. Wind at My Back
  8. Whirlwind Medley
  9. Thank You’s

Additional

  1. Making-of Documentary

The Neal Morse Band 2017 tour dates

Mar 22: Barcelona Apolo, Spain
Mar 23: Milan TBA, Italy
Mar 24: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Mar 25: Aschaffenburg Colo-Saal, Germany
Mar 26: Berlin Lido, Germany
Mar 28: Warsaw Progresja Music Zone, Poland
Mar 29: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Mar 30: Verviers Spirit of 66, Belgium
Mar 31: Cologne Stollwerck, Germany
Apr 01: Malmo KB, Sweden
Apr 02: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Apr 04: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg
Apr 05: Paris Divan Du Monde, France
Apr 06: Birmingham O2 Academy 2, UK
Apr 07: Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
Apr 08: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
Apr 09: London O2 Islington Academy, UK
Apr 12 Tel Aviv Havana Club, Israel
May 06: Gettysburg RosFest, PA