The brand new video from the Neal Morse Band,”City of Destruction” is out today and was premiered on GuitarWorld.com. The song is from the band’s new double-disc concept album, The Similitude of a Dream, which is due out November 11 on Radiant Records. The album is based on the story “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan.
“The book’s original title was ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come, Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream,’ and it was published in 1678. The book chronicles the spiritual journey of a man from the City of Destruction to the place of deliverance. Someone had suggested that I do a concept album based on this book, but I kind of forgot about it.”
Mike Portnoy has said repeatedly that it is one of the best albums of his career. “I honestly think this is the album of my career,” Portnoy adds. “Neal and I have now made 18 studio albums together, and I consider The Similitude of a Dream the absolute creative pinnacle of our collaborations. I’ve always had a soft spot for double concept albums such as Pink Floyd’s The Wall and the Who’sTommy, and I can bravely say I think we’ve created an album that can sit side by side with those masterpieces. Bold words, I know, but after a career of almost 50 albums, I honestly consider this to be one of the defining works of my career.”
You can see the new video here: