Neal Morse new album - Testimony

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  1. Brian Dobbs

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    From Radiant Records...

     
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    Yeah, I'll pick this one up. I don't know what to expect, though.
     
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    I heard one of his albums. It was OK, but nothing to write home about. Add to this what we know probably will be the lyrical focus of the album, and I doubt I'll bother with it.

    Right now, Neil is one of those artists I love, but only in the context of the band I discovered him in.
     
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    I think it was the 2nd one I heard.

    I remember one song I liked, "All the Young Girls Cry."
     
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    IMO, the first one is far better than the second one.
     
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    It's Not Too LAte (the "second one") is a very uneven album, probably because it contains songs written as far back as the early- to mid-80s. It does have some outstanding tracks, though: the title track, the song Mike mentioned, and "The Change" are all great pop songs.

    However, the self-titled album is worlds better. I can honestly say if you like Morse at all, you'll love this record. There is not a "skipper" on the CD.

    I'm really looking forward to Testimony. Morse writes some of the best melodies I've ever heard, and I can't imagine this will change.
     
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    I just got my LE yesterday. Not signed unfortunately although I got the SB DVD signed a while back so it's ok. I've only listened to it once and although I think it's great it hasn't quite hit me with the same impact that Snow did when it came out. Maybe a few more listens will change that.

    Overall, there is some incredible musicianship and songwriting displayed on this album. And this album is LONG, but in a good way. Great synth work also, I love it!

    Neal Morse is a living legend. Pure Genius.
     
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    After my 2nd listen I can say a few things for sure.

    1) My favorite song from the album is I Am Willing. One word. POWERFUL.

    2) Neal's story is really inspiring, for someone such as me who was never really religious. Although I am a christian technically, I never really paid much attention to what being a christian really meant. This album along with the new Mel Gibson movie "The Passion" makes me want to know more about christianity.
     
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    I got my Special Edition yesterday, but haven't listened yet. Was it supposed to be signed? (I don't remember.)

    I am hoping that the album sounds like Morse's work with Transatlantic.
     
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    The first 100 ordered were supposed to be signed. The album sounds more like TA and SB than Neal's earlier solo stuff.
     
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    Some of the songs are starting to grow on me, particularly tracks 10-14 on Disc 1.
     

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