Jesus Christ - The Exorcist

June 14, 2019
Neal Morse
FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
Number of discs: 2

Jesus Christ - The Exorcist is a monumental project in Neal Morse’s already impressive discography. A progressive rock opera ten years in the making, it is written and produced by Morse and includes performances by Neal and an all-star cast of vocalists and musicians.

 

Neal Morse: "These songs and pieces of music were all written for this rock opera specifically. I wrote the first draft in 2008 and 2009, I believe. Then, last year in preparation for a performance at Morsefest, I rewrote the whole musical again. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome and I am thrilled that it is coming out on Frontiers this June."

 

When asked about what fans can expect from the album, Morse explains, "Oh, it is completely diverse. There are touching ballads, rousing ensemble pieces, classical elements, and dramatic Broadway musical type songs, as well. It is really meant to be listened and experienced all the way through as you would a play or an opera. I hope that people will experience it in that way because I think that’s where they will really find the power in this piece of music."

 

With a cast of amazing vocalists and musicians like Ted Leonard, Eric Gillette, Nick D’Virgilio, Randy George, Bill Hubauer, Matt Smith, Jake Livgren and others, this progressive rock opera is a landmark event that will leave its mark on every listener.

 

“Let him who has ears to hear…let him hear!” 

 

TRACKLIST

CD 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Overture
  3. Getaway
  4. Gather The People
  5. Jesus’ Baptism
  6. Jesus’ Temptation
  7. There’s A Highway
  8. The Woman Of Seven Devils
  9. Free At Last
  10. The Madman Of The Gadarenes
  11. Love Has Called My Name
  12. Better Weather
  13. The Keys To The Kingdom
  14. Get Behind Me Satan

 

CD 2

  1. He Must Go To The Cross
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Hearts Full Of Holes
  4. The Last Supper
  5. Gethsemane
  6. Jesus Before The Council And Peter’s Denial
  7. Judas’ Death
  8. Jesus Before Pilate And The Crucifixion
  9. Mary At The Tomb
  10. The Greatest Love Of All
  11. Love Has Called My Name  (Reprise)

 

 

CAST LIST

Ted Leonard – Jesus

Talon David - Mary Magdalene

Nick D’Virgilio - Judas Iscariot

Rick Florian - The Devil

Matt Smith - John the Baptist

Jake Livgren – Peter and Caiaphas

Neal Morse - Pilate, Demon 1, Disciple 1

Mark Pogue - Israelite 1, the Madman of the Gadarenes, Pharisee 2

Wil Morse - Israelite 2, Demon 3, Pharisee 1

Gabe Klein - Demon 2, Pharisee 4

Gideon Klein - Demon 4

Julie Harrison - Servant Girl

 

 

Jesus Christ - The Exorcist will be available in four formats:

- 2 CD set

- 3 LP (Radiant exclusive: white vinyl!)

- 2 CD set + limited edition Jesus Christ -The Exorcist T-shirt

- 3 LP (Radiant exclusive: white vinyl!) + limited edition Jesus Christ -The Exorcist T-shirt

Jesus Christ - The Exorcist is available via Frontiers Music Srl. on a double-album set featuring about two hours of music that will encompass all the spectrums and genres Neal Morse is known for and will, of course, tell the Story of Stories.

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