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News: Neal Morse Band Announce Double Concept Album The Similitude Of A Dream


Neal Morse Band strikes again with a massive double concept album.
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After releasing one studio album and the live 3-disc set Alive Again (read the review HERE), the Neal Morse Band announced a big project. Their new album is called The Similitude Of A Dream and it's a double concept album.

This is the second studio release from the collective minds of Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy with their resident cohort Randy George and relative newcomers Eric Gillette and Bill Hubauer.

About the new album Mike Portnoy says:
"OMG...I am BLOWN AWAY.. I am completely FLOORED...By the time I was rounding the album's grand finale, the goosebumps were so overwhelming I actually uncontrollably wept like a baby!!! (I swear.....) In my 30+ year career, I consider myself to have made 2 masterpiece concept albums: Dream Theater's Scenes From A Memory & Transatlantic's The Whirlwind... Ladies & Gentlemen, In my opinion, we have ABSOLUTELY TOPPED them both! THIS is THE ALBUM of mine (& Neal's) careers... it's so monumentally EPIC and perfect in every way...."
The Similitude Of A Dream clocks in at over 100 minutes on 2 CDs, and is set to be released on November 11th, 2016.

Tracklist:
Disc 1
1. Long Day
2. Overture
3. The Dream
4. City Of Destruction
5. We Have Got To Go
6. Makes No Sense
7. Draw The Line
8. The Slough
9. Back To The City
10. The Ways Of A Fool
11. So Far Gone
12. Breath Of Angels
Total time: 51:59
Disc 2
1. Slave To Your Mind
2. Shortcut To Salvation
3. The Man In The Iron Cage
4. The Road Called Home
5. Sloth              
6. Freedom Song
7. I'm Running
8. The Mask
9. Confrontation
10. The Battle
11. Broken Sky/Long Day Reprise
Total time: 54:36

The first single of the album, 'City Of Destruction' is already available, watch it below:


The Similitude Of A Dream will be available in 3 formats:
- Special Edition 3 Disc Digipack (2CDs and "The Making of a Dream" DVD)
- LP Vinyl with 3 LPS & 2 CDs included in the package
- 2 CD regular version

The pre-orders are already available and the first 200 pre-orders will receive a 5" x 7" exclusive framable photo of an actual lyric sheet signed by Neal Morse. Also all pre-orders of the Special Edition 2CD/DVD or the 3 LP Vinyl edition receive a free exclusive MP3 download of 2 tracks of 'Long Day/Overture' and 'City Of Destruction' upon ordering.
To order visit Radiant Records website HERE.

Source: Press release
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