MIKE PORTNOY On THE NEAL MORSE BAND’s The Similitude Of A Dream - “It’s One Of Those Albums That I Really Think Has Everything That I Love About Music”

November 9, 2016, 5 years ago

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MIKE PORTNOY On THE NEAL MORSE BAND’s The Similitude Of A Dream - “It’s One Of Those Albums That I Really Think Has Everything That I Love About Music”

The Neal Morse Band - singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette - are gearing up for the release of their new album, The Similitude Of A Dream, this Friday, November 11th.

“Well, it’s one of those albums that I really think has everything that I love about music in it,” Mike Portnoy tells Noisefull about the new album. “And I’ve always loved concept albums. Some of my favourite albums I did were concept albums, like Scenes From A Memory by Dream Theater or The Whirlwind by Transatlantic. Or some of my favourite albums by other bands, like Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Tommy by The Who, Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime... I’ve always had a soft spot for concept albums.

“This is just one of those albums that I think just really nails it on every level... the songs, the playing, the production, the concept. It’s kinda like one of those albums that if I had to stay in a deserted island with only one album from my catalogue, this one has a little bit of everything there, so this would be the one.”

Read the complete interview at Noisefull.com.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1
“Long Day”    
“Overture”     
“The Dream”  
“City Of Destruction”     
“We Have Got To Go”  
“Makes No Sense”   
“Draw The Line”   
“The Slough”     
“Back To The City”  
“The Ways Of A Fool”     
“So Far Gone”
“Breath Of Angels”              

Disc 2
“Slave To Your Mind”              
“Shortcut To Salvation”          
“The Man In The Iron Cage”         
“The Road Called Home”               
“Sloth”                                           
“Freedom Song”                            
“I'm Running”                                  
“The Mask”                                    
“Confrontation”                                
“The Battle”                                      
“Broken Sky/Long Day Reprise”    

Check out Part 1 of a look into the making of the album below:

 

Official videos for "So Far Gone" and "The Ways Of A Fool" can be seen below:



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