Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George (M-P-G) have recorded some amazing versions of other artists’ songs over the past few years. A few have ended up as bonus tracks on Special Edition versions of Neal’s prog CDs. Here they are all on one CD, including many that have never before been available.
“It comes down to this,” says (drummer) Mike Portnoy. “I am a music fan. No matter how old I get or how much success I’ve had, I will always be that 11 year old kid in the KISS Army jamming along to Who tunes in my bedroom. Because of this, I still LOVE playing covers. I have been able to tap into my Metal and Prog influences choosing covers with DT, but another HUGE side of my inspiration are my Classic Rock influences from the 60’s and 70’s. For the most part, the guys in DT don’t share this same background, so I’ve never been able to cover these classic bands with them. However Neal and Randy TOTALLY do share this background, so when choosing covers with them rather than taking the obvious PROG road, we’ve enjoyed paying tribute to the more retro, pop-oriented side of our shared taste. Gathered here on this CD is a collection of all of the covers we did together throughout the sessions for Neal’s Testimony, One and ?sessions. Expand your prog ears and enjoy!”