The Neal Morse Band – The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO 2019
Format: 2CD – 2Blu-Ray – Digital
Label: Inside Out Music
Releasedatum: 6 maart 2020

When The Neal Morse Band released their acclaimed ‘The Similitude Of A Dream album’ – a progressive rock retelling of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress) back in 2016, it began a journey of epic proportions, starting with a 51 date world tour.

2019 saw the band release a companion piece entitled ‘The Great Adventure’, continuing the story from the point of view of the Pilgrim’s son, Joseph, and earning yet more lavish praise from critics and fans alike.

And then, once again, The Neal Morse Band did what they do best, taking The Great Adventure out on the road, performing 47 shows in North America in Europe in what was billed – of course – as The Great AdvenTOUR.

And so, as bassist Randy George explains, The Great Adventour became one of the most hotlyanticipated progressive rock shows of the year: “After the Similitude tour, expectations were really high, and we had more people coming to these shows than ever before. People were really excited to see it, so we had to make sure that we delivered.”

And delivered they did: performing The Great Adventure flawlessly and in its entirety, Neal Morse (vocals, keyboards and guitars), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals and audience cheerleading), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards and vocals) and Eric Gillette (guitars and vocals) brought audiences to their feet in 13 countries night after exhilarating night: “The tour delivered every night. We never got tired of playing it, and it always paid off”, says George.

One of those countries was the Czech Republic, and it was there in Brno that the band chose to film THE GREAT ADVENTOUR 2019 – LIVE IN BRNO, the definitive record of the tour, as George explains: “This was our first time playing in the Czech Republic and this venue had a different look and vibe: the audience also turned out to be very energetic. They loved it!”

‘THE GREAT ADVENTOUR 2019 – LIVE IN BRNO’ shows The Neal Morse Band at the very height of their powers: extraordinary, passionate, intense and intricate rock music played to perfection by five masters of their craft, backed by dramatic video illustrations by Christian Rios to create “a stunning blend of top notch songwriting and arrangements, mesmerizing visuals and endearing humility” (Prog Magazine).

Released worldwide by Inside Out Music on March 6th 2020, THE GREAT ADVENTOUR 2019 – LIVE IN BRNO is edited by Randy George, who provides a unique perspective on capturing this extraordinary show: “I edit according to what’s going on in the music, which makes for a different look to many rock performance videos.”

As well as presenting The Great Adventure performed in its entirety, THE GREAT ADVENTOUR 2019 – LIVE IN BRNO also includes the now-famous encore, which featured songs from every Neal Morse and The Neal Morse Band album. Available as a 2BluRay + 2CD set, the first disc contains the show and the encore, while the second features exclusive bonus material, including two documentaries that intimately track the US and European legs of the tour, as well as four official videos from the album release.

01. Overture (12.49)
02. The Dream Isn’t Over (02:50)
03. Welcome to the World 2019 (05:09)
04. A Momentary Change (04:01)
05. Dark Melody (03:21)
06. I Got To Run (06:17)
07. To The River (06:54)
08. The Great Adventure (06:21)
09. Venture In Black (05:26)
10. Hey Ho Let’s Go (03:29)
11. Beyond The Borders (03:14)
12. Overture 2 (03:46)
13. Long Ago (03:37)
14. The Dream Continues (01:40)
15. Fighting With Destiny (05:21)
16. Vanity Fair (05:44)
17. Welcome To The World (04:01)
18. The Element Of Fear (02:47)
19. Child Of Wonder (02:40)
20. The Great Despair (06:22)
21. Freedom Calling (07:52)
22. A Love That Never Dies (09:25)
23. The Great Medley (Encore) (27:39

Bonus Material
01. The Great Adventour USA Edition (Tour Documentary)
02. The Great Adventour Europe Edition (Tour Documentary
03. I Got To Run (Official Video)
04. The Great Adventure (Official Video)
05. Welcome To The World (Official Video)
06. The Great Despair (Official Video)

The Neal Morse Band - The Great Adventour - Live in BRNO 2019
photo by Robert Grablewsky