The Neal Morse Band has just revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the upcoming “The Grand Experiment”. The album scheduled to be released on Feb 10th, 2015 is a true collaborative effort by the band.
Neal comments, “I wanted to see what it would be like to create freely in the room with no preconceived notions. It was quite a risk!” On previous albums, like the Testimony album for example, Morse had the entire album written in advance. “I used to be rather paranoid about whether things would turn out in the short space of time we had available…so I would fill all the space in advance!” This album was totally different. “I made a lot of room for the other guys to create and express themselves and the result is outstanding! We wanted to experiment, do something a bit different, and see what everyone is capable of…we found out…in SPADES!” The results are obvious! This was a “grand experiment” that produced something far beyond anyone’s expectations!
The Grand Experiment will be released in 3 formats:
3 Disc Special Edition Digipak (containing the main disc, bonus audio disc featuring 3 unreleased studio tracks and 2 live tracks from the phenominal [Morse]fest weekend, and a “making of” documentary DVD in special packaging)
LP + 2CD Set (containing main disc, and bonus audio disc)
The main disc, contains 5 tracks, including 2 long prog epics that are sure to be favorites for years to come, as well as 3 shorter songs including the catchy title track “The Grand Experiment.” Mixed by Rich Mouser.
1. Following the Call
2. The Grand Experiment
5. Alive Again
Pre-orders begin January 13th, 2015