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Neal Morse


Symphonic Prog

4.45 | 59 ratings

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3 stars Another live DVD's for Neal Morse that contains the usual components: Lot of music, long songs, a festival of medleys and preachy lyrics. The guy open his heart to the crowd and talk about his life where Jesus always have a big place, which give some emotional moments where some tears comes out of Neal Morse. Like all his DVD's, it's a small venue with a lot of close ups that gives the impression that the band is in your face. But this time there is some new musician that fit perfectly in the Neal Morse's formula.

There is a lot of songs from the latest Momentum's CD, plus medley of Testimony, Question Marke and some songs from others CD'S. The NY crowd is enthusiast, maybe because Neal and Mike Portnoy knows how to entertained a crowd. The formula of the music here is the same : long symphonic songs, with multi-movement parts that links together the quieter acoustic passages with the more heavier electric ones.

So nothing to say wrong about the the performance or the DVD quality, just a bit of little boredness at times , because i have heard a lot of times something similar in his music, like i have the impression that he plays the same song over again with some minor changes. But there is a lot of high emotional moments that you keep enjoying that make you realize that the man is a genius despite the lyrics that i found too preachy, but if it's give him inspiration to make a cd and a tour each year why not. But the next time he does another DVD/CD that you have to pay big bucks to get it, i may pass this time et wait for the next Spock's Beard instead.

rdtprog | 3/5 |


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