Testimony 2

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Testimony 2
Studio album by Neal Morse
Released 23 May 2011
Recorded The Morse House, Nashville 2010/2011
Genre Progressive rock
Length 115:09
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Neal Morse
Neal Morse chronology
Mighty to Save
(2010)
Testimony 2
(2011)
Momentum
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Testimony 2 is a progressive rock concept album by Neal Morse. It was released on 23 May 2011. The album is a continuation of his first solo Christian Prog album (Testimony) and contains three sections detailing the composer's life and conversion to Christianity. Neal returns with his normal solo-album bandmates Mike Portnoy and Randy George, but he also features many guests, including a vocal reunion of Spock's Beard in the song "Time Changer", which focuses on Neal's past with Spock's Beard and features a return of their multi-vocal parts that the band was known for.

The album comes with a second disc of unrelated original songs, one of which is the epic "Seeds Of Gold", featuring a guitar solo by Steve Morse. The Special Edition includes a third disc, a Making Of DVD which runs over 60 minutes and chronicles the writing and recording of this album.

Also released with the album is Neal's first book titled "Testimony - The inspirational and spiritual journey of a prog rock musician."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Neal Morse.

Disc One[edit]

Part 6
No. Title Length
1. "Mercy Street"   5:12
2. "Overture No. 4"   5:26
3. "Time Changer"   6:08
4. "Jayda"   6:05
Total length:
22:51
Part 7
No. Title Length
1. "Nighttime Collectors"   4:26
2. "Time Has Come Today"   4:55
3. "Jesus' Blood"   5:27
4. "The Truth Will Set You Free"   8:07
Total length:
22:55
Part 8
No. Title Length
1. "Chance of a Lifetime"   7:02
2. "Jesus Bring Me Home"   4:59
3. "Road Dog Blues"   3:07
4. "It's for You"   5:42
5. "Crossing Over/Mercy Street Reprise"   11:46
Total length:
32:36

Disc Two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Absolute Beginner"   4:41
2. "Supernatural"   6:12
3. "Seeds of Gold"   25:59
Total length:
36:52

Disc Three (Special Edition)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Making Of Testimony 2 DVD"   64:28

Personnel[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Steve Morse - guitar solo on "Seeds Of Gold"
  • Paul Bielatowicz - guitar solo on "Overture No. 4" and "It's For You"
  • Matthew Ward - background vocals and soulful wailing
  • Debbie Bressee, April Zachary, Mark Pogue, Mita Pogue - background vocals
  • Jim Hoke - saxophones
  • Mark Leniger - solo saxophone
  • Kenny Barnd - violin on "Jesus Bring Me Home"
  • Chris Carmichael - violin, viola and cello on all of Disc One
  • Eric Brenton - electric violin solo on "Time Changer"
  • Nick D'Virgilio, Alan Morse, Dave Meros - vocals on "Time Changer"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaney, Gregory (2011). "Testimony Two - Neal Morse | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 June 2011.