Neal Morse

Morsefest 2015 Sola Scriptural and ? Live Morsefest 2015 Sola Scriptural and ? Live

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*4 CD / 2 DVD version: (see CD / DVD tracklist below)

*2 BLU-RAY track list

  • Disc 1
  • Chapter 1 - Intro 00:00 - 01:56 (1:56)
  • Chapter 2 - The Call 1:56 - 12:21 (10:25)
  • Chapter 3 - The Grand Experiment 12:22 - 19:58 (7:36)
  • Chapter 4 - Go The Way You Go 19:58 - 34:00 (14:01)
  • Chapter 5 - MacArthur Park 34:00 - 47:36 (13:36)
  • Chapter 6 - A Whole Nother Trip 47:36 - 01:11:50 (24:14)
  • Chapter 7 - New Jerusalem 01:11:50 - 01:20:23 (8:33)
  • Chapter 8 - Question Mark intro 01:20:23 - 01:23:39 (3:16)
  • Chapter 9 - Temple Of The Living God 01:23:39 - 01:30:11 (6:35)
  • Chapter 10 - Another World 01:30:11 - 01:32:28 (2:16)
  • Chapter 11 - The Outsider 01:32:28 - 01:35:20 ( 2:52)
  • Chapter 12 - Sweet Elation 01:35:20 - 01:38:06 (2:46)
  • Chapter 13 - In The Fire 01:38:06 - 01:46:08 (8:02)
  • Chapter 14 - Solid As The Sun 01:46:08 - 01:54:06 (7:57)
  • Chapter 15 - The Glory Of The Lord 01:54:06 - 01:57:11 (3:05)
  • Chapter 16 - Outside Looking In 01:57:11 - 02:02:23 (5:12)
  • Chapter 17 - 12 02:02:23 - 02:09:24 (7:00)
  • Chapter 18 - Entrance 02:09:24 - 02:15:38 (6:14)
  • Chapter 19 - Inside His Presence 02:15:38 - 02:22:54 (7:16)
  • Chapter 20 - The Temple Of The Living God Reprise 02:22:54 - 02:24:08 (1:14)
  • Chapter 21 - Credits 02:22:54 - 02:26:05 (1:56)

  • Disc 2

  • Chapter 1 - Intro 00:00 - 2:06 (2:06)
  • Chapter 2 - The Door 02:06 - 32:20 (34:28)
  • Chapter 3 - The Conflict 32:20 - 1:02:24 (27:55)
  • Chapter 4 - Heaven in My Heart 1:02:24 - 1:08:06 (5:42)
  • Chapter 5 - The Conclusion 1:08:06 - 1:25:41 (17:34)
  • Chapter 6 - Waterfall 1:25:41 - 1:33:36 (7:56)
  • Chapter 7 - At the End of the Day 1:25:42 - 1:33:36 (17:07)
  • Chapter 8 - 1:33:36 - 01:57:46 (7:02)
  • Chapter 9 - Whirlwind Medley 1:57:46 - 2:14:23 ( 16:37)
  • Chapter 10 - Thank you and credits 2:14:24 - 2:21:37 (7:17)

Bio

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading progressive rock (‘prog’) musicians, there is now no doubt that NEAL MORSE is a “big success,” but his desire to move people through his music burns brighter than ever.

Now in his mid-fifties and his children grown up, there is a sense on his new album, LIFE AND TIMES, that MORSE is looking around and taking stock. “I’ve come through a lot of difficult times and I’m in a fairly content place now,” he says. “You can feel that on some of the songs.” Much of this ‘acoustic-orientated, singer/songwriter’ album was written while he was travelling around the world on “The Road Called Home” tour in 2017, with some of the songs being inspired by the places he visited, while others are from spending time with his family.

For example, “Manchester By the Sea” is a musical portrait of that notorious rarity—a sunny day in Manchester, England—when MORSE was sitting in a coffee shop watching the world go by. “Selfie in The Square” captures what he saw walking around Luxembourg City, hearing the cathedral bells and children playing, but realizing what a difference it makes to share these experiences. “Luxembourg was really nice, but I knew that if my wife was there, it would feel like a holiday, so I wrote a song about it to send to her,” he explains.

Some of these slice-of-life portraits also resonate with other people’s heartaches, such as “Joanna,” which focuses on MORSE’s son dealing with the loss of a relationship and— most poignantly—“He Died At Home,” about a mother’s grief over the loss of her soldier son. As MORSE says, “I had been praying for a roommate of a friend of mine, who was a troubled ex-military guy. The day we were playing in Paris, I woke up to a text saying that sadly, he had died. As I began formulating ideas for a song about him, I remembered that many years ago, I had been at a meeting at a military base in Tennessee. They asked us to pray for their men because almost every week they were going to the funeral of those who had ‘died at home.’”

The power of the song that MORSE eventually crafted has moved people in ways that he could never have imagined: “Because of the idea for the song, I was researching soldier suicides online and found an article about a young soldier named William Busbee. He came back from Afghanistan in 2012, and then committed suicide. The video director contacted Libby Busbee, his mother, who listened to the song and was so moved that she is contributing photos of William to put in the video.” The song also had quite an impact when it was premiered at Morsefest 2017, where it was very much the talk of the festival.

NEAL MORSE is hoping to move more people with these songs at some “absolutely solo” shows in cafes and small venues throughout the U.S. and Europe in 2018. He is keen to point out, though, that only a few of the songs on the new album are sad: “One of the things I’m enjoying at this stage of my life is music that makes you feel good.” And some of the tracks—particularly “Living Lightly” and “Lay Low”—are very much in that category.

Tracklist

DVD 1
Chapter 1 – Intro (1:56)
Chapter 2 – The Call (10:25)
Chapter 3 – The Grand Experiment (7:36)
Chapter 4 – Go The Way You Go (14:01)
Chapter 5 – MacArthur Park (13:36)
Chapter 6 – A Whole Nother Trip (24:14)
Chapter 7 – New Jerusalem (8:33)
Chapter 8 – Question Mark intro (3:16)
Chapter 9 – Temple Of The Living God (6:35)
Chapter 10- Another World (2:16)
Chapter 11- The Outsider ( 2:52)
Chapter 12- Sweet Elation (2:46)
Chapter 13- In The Fire (8:02)
Chapter 14- Solid As The Sun (7:57)
Chapter 15- The Glory Of The Lord (3:05)
Chapter 16- Outside Looking In (5:12)
Chapter 17- 12 (7:00)
Chapter 18- Entrance (6:14)
Chapter 19- Inside His Presence (7:16)
Chapter 20- The Temple Of The Living God Reprise (1:14)
Chapter 21- Credits (1:56)

DVD 2
Chapter 1 – Intro (2:06)
Chapter 2 – The Door (34:28)
Chapter 3 – The Conflict (27:55)
Chapter 4 – Heaven in My Heart (5:42)
Chapter 5 – The Conclusion (17:34)
Chapter 6 – Waterfall (7:56)
Chapter 7 – At the End of the Day (17:07)
Chapter 8 – Wind At My Back (7:02)
Chapter 9- Whirlwind Medley ( 16:37)
Chapter 10- Thank you and credits (7:17)

CD 1
01- Intro (1:56)
02- The Call (10:25)
03- The Grand Experiment (7:36)
04- Go The Way You Go (14:01)
05- MacArthur Park (13:36)
06- A Whole Nother Trip (24:14)
07- New Jerusalem (8:33)

CD 2
01- Question Mark intro (3:16)
02- Temple Of The Living God (6:35)
03- Another World (2:16)
04- The Outsider ( 2:52)
05- Sweet Elation (2:46)
06- In The Fire (8:02)
07- Solid As The Sun (7:57)
08- The Glory Of The Lord (3:05)
09- Outside Looking In (5:12)
10- 12 (7:00)
11- Entrance (6:14)
12- Inside His Presence (7:16)
13- The Temple Of The Living God Reprise (1:14)
14- Credits (1:56)

CD 3
01- Intro (2:06)
02- The Door (34:28)
03- The Conflict (27:55)
04- Heaven in My Heart (5:42)
05- The Conclusion (17:34)

CD 4
01- Waterfall (7:56)
02- At the End of the Day (17:07)
03- Wind At My Back (7:02)
04- Whirlwind Medley ( 16:37)
05- Thank you and credits (7:17)

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Home Market

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Album Details

Artist

Neal Morse

Album Title

Morsefest 2015 Sola Scriptural and ? Live

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Discount

5% (ends 03/30/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD39

UPC

039841551525

Box Lot

8

Catalog #

155152

Album Details

Artist

Neal Morse

Album Title

Morsefest 2015 Sola Scriptural and ? Live

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Discount

5% (ends 03/30/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

Blu-ray Video Longplay

Price Code

DVM24

UPC

039843407790

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

340779

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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