Six years after publishing a collection of reinterpretations of famous rock and pop songs under the title “Cover To Cover”, multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Neal Morse will release a second album of cover songs, “Cover 2 Cover”, in May. Joining Neal once again during the CD’s recording sessions were his longtime colleagues Mike Portnoy (drums; DREAM THEATER, ADRENALINE MOB, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, FLYING COLORS, TRANSATLANTIC) and Randy George(bass).
An audio sample of Neal Morse‘s cover version of STYX‘s “Come Sail Away”, taken from “Cover 2 Cover”, can be streamed using the audio player below.
Morse is one of the leading figures in progressive rock, whose notoriety follows his co-founding of the seminal band, SPOCK’S BEARD in 1995, recordings as a solo artist, and contributions to the super-group TRANSATLANTIC.
Portnoy is one of the most popular and respected drummers in both metal and rock, and an accomplished writer and producer. He is the recipient of numerous industry accolades, including 26 Modern Drummer awards, Revolver magazine’s Golden God award for “Best Drummer” and Drum magazine’s “Drummer Of The Year”. He rose to prominence as the leader, drummer, producer, and co-writer for metal/prog juggernaut DREAM THEATER, before moving on in 2010. That same year, he worked on AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s #1 album “Nightmare” and their subsequent tour.