Due on May 22 via Radiant Records, “Cover 2 Cover” is the new CD from Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George. Together, this group of musicians hand-picked these classic cover songs to complete the second such CD in the bands extensive catalog. This widely diverse selection of songs is sure to capture the essence of the age of music that has impacted these accomplished musicians!
“One of the first things myself, Neal and Randy usually start talking about when we gather for one of Neal’s solo albums is what we can cover should we have some leftover time at the end of the session. And now over the course of both CDs, we have covered 28 songs!” says Portnoy. “Ranging from the obscure to the classics. Like the first ‘Cover To Cover’, most of the song choices on this CD are rooted in the ’70s and are songs/bands we grew up with.”
With nine brand new songs along with five previously recorded ones, Morse, Portnoy and George once again create an album of songs that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
“Cover 2 Cover” track listing:
2012 Momentum Sessions
01. Lido Shuffle (BOZ SCAGGS)
02. I Saw the Light (TODD RUNDGREN)
03. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number (STEELY DAN)
04. Teacher (JETHRO TULL)
05. Driven to Tears (THE POLICE)
06. Come Sail Away (STYX)
07. Southern Man / Needle and the Damage Done / Cinnamon Girl (NEIL YOUNG)
2008 Lifeline Sessions
08. Crazy Horses (THE OSMONDS)
09. Lemons Never Forget (THE BEE GEES)
10. The Letter (JOE COCKER version)
11. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (ELVIS COSTELLO)
12. Starless (KING CRIMSON)
Morse is one of the leading figures in progressive rock, whose notoriety follows his co-founding of the seminal band, SPOCK’S BEARD in 1995, recordings as a solo artist, and contributions to the super-group TRANSATLANTIC.
Portnoy is one of the most popular and respected drummers in both metal and rock, and an accomplished writer and producer. He is the recipient of numerous industry accolades, including 26 Modern Drummer awards, Revolver magazine’s Golden God award for “Best Drummer” and Drum magazine’s “Drummer Of The Year”. He rose to prominence as the leader, drummer, producer, and co-writer for metal/prog juggernaut DREAM THEATER, before moving on in 2010. That same year, he worked on AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s #1 album “Nightmare” and their subsequent tour.