Continuing down the path he started on with Testimony, former Spock's Beard frontman Neal Morse gives listeners another glimpse of his personal and spiritual journey on Testimony Two. Like the first album in the series, Testimony Two stands out amongst a sea of boilerplate CCM, channeling Morse's talent for composition into a dazzling and triumphant prog epic that beautifully captures the conflict he felt as he toured in a rock band by night while undergoing a spiritual transformation by day. The conflict in the lyrics of songs like "Chance of a Lifetime" show a man who is truly struggling not only with his faith, but with his own identity, creating a story that, while a little on the nose, is an interesting one nonetheless. It's this directness, though, that helps to make Testimony Two a compelling piece for Morse's fans by telling his story without ambiguity or obfuscation. This straightforward storytelling makes Testimony Two an album that will not only serve as an inspiration for fans of Morse's post-spiritual awakening work, but serves as a Behind the Music-style document of his life after leaving Spock's Beard. ~ Gregory Heaney
In 2001, Morse released his Testimony album. Testimony Two goes even deeper into uncharted musical and lyrical territory incorporating the legendary drummer Mike Portnoy and the bassist Randy George. This breathtaking album is a prog epic with depths that will dazzle and melodies that reach the soul. This deluxe edition includes approximately 60 minutes of behind the scenes footage and interviews of Neal and the contributing musicians while making this set. Also included are expanded liner notes and artwork
Editor: Chad Hoerner.
Personnel: Neal Morse (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); Mark Leniger, Jim Hoke (saxophone); Mark Pogue, April Zachary, Mita Pogue, Debbie Bressee, Matthew Ward (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Rich Mouser; Jerry Guidroz.