TIME HAS COME -- Bob Robinson's timeline of Progressive Rock Eras from the 1960s to Today (work in progress!)
Strawberry Bricks' "Progressive Rock Timeline" features mini-reviews of all the most influential albums from 1967 to 1979
Above: Mike Portnoy playing with Neal on the Testimony Tour
Portnoy is the drummer on the latest of Neal Morse's solo albums, including "Testimony", "One", and "?".
Mike Portnoy is the drummer on Neal's last three solo albums.
Mike's list of Awards include 21 Modern Drummer
Magazine Reader's Poll Awards including: 2004 Hall of Fame
Inductee, Best Progressive Rock Drummer (10 years in a row), Best
Clinician (twice), Best Educational Video/DVD for Liquid Drum
Theater, and Best Recorded Performance of the Year (5 times) for
Dream Theater's Awake, A Change of Seasons, Falling Into
Infinity, Scenes From A Memory, and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.
"...Now comes the unconventionally titled ?—that's right, a simple question mark—exploring the mystery of God and his relationship with man as represented by the law and his temple. It confirms that Morse is progressive rock's answer to Michael Card, probing deep biblical topics and theology with intelligence and artistry..."
"...This one is a must have folks, and Neal Morse fans (whether Christian or not) will love it. ? features a message of celebration, acceptance, and reconciliation that resonates deeply, managing to touch mind, soul, and the heart..."
“Take Transatlantic, the orchestral beauty of Testimony and some clear nods to the prog greats of Asia, Genesis, and YES along with some lesser pop sounds like old Tears For Fears and Who derived moments and Neal's unescapable Beatles influence, Van Morrison styled horn sections in "Reunion" and you will have it all. Neal Morse’s “ONE” is great music, the story to end all stories! Where could he possibly go from here?!”
"_One_ is an album that I enjoyed enormously the first time I heard it. And I haven’t taken it out of the player since. One receives my highest recommendation. Lovers of good music of quality and depth will want to add this to the collection immediately. One is unlike anything available in the Christian or mainstream market, and in these days of cookie-cutter music that is a very welcome thing."
The United Methodist Church's website featured Neal Morse in a story on "When Rock Music Intersects the Gospel"
"...The CD of the year for 2003 is the concert DVD of the year for 2004. Neal Morse's phenomenal Testimony Live DVD has arrived, and it is mighty..."
The Dividing Line is an internet radio outlet, where you can listen to archived and live radio feeds featuring the best in progressive rock music--both from today and yesterday.
Genesis still is the best band of all time. And many of us still listen (over and over and over again...) to their old recordings, especially "A Trick of the Tail" and "Selling England by the Pound." Click the above icon for the "Genesis Museum."
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