Testimony 2

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Testimony 2
Neal Morse Testimony Two.jpg
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
So Many Roads: Live in Europe
(2009)
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 (his eighth studio album). It was released on 23 May 2011, as a continuation of his first 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 his original band.

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]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[2] 67
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 55
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[4] 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaney, Gregory (2011). "Testimony Two - Neal Morse | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Neal Morse – Testimony 2" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Neal Morse – Testimony 2". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Neal Morse – Chart history" Billboard Christian Albums for Neal Morse. Retrieved 10 September 2014.