Category Archives: Mike Portnoy

Transatlantic ~ The Absolute Universe

Another gem from Transatlantic. Actually more than 1. There is the extended mix, called Forevermore & the abridged version, called The Breath Of Life. As I was listening to this, I thought that it was a 2 CD set, but, … Continue reading

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Liquid Tension Experiment ~ LTE 3

The first time that I heard the Liquid Tension Experiment, I didn’t really groove to it. One of my friends lent me some tracks to listen to, but, they never quite worked for me. I can’t tell you whether it … Continue reading

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Morse, Portnoy, George ~ Cov3r To Cov3r

  This cover album starts off with a bang by covering Yes with the song “No Oppertunity Necessary, No Experience Needed. This song almost had me thinking it was Yes, until I heard the vocals. Nobody can do this quite … Continue reading

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Coming Soon…

  Coming soon…reviews of new albums from the New Bardots & Morse, Portnoy & George, Izz, Long Distance Calling & more.

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Sons Of Appollo ~ MMXX

  Another great one from Sons Of Appollo. Starting off with a song over 7 minutes long, that starts off very slow & melodic, and then blisters into what you would expect from Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, … Continue reading

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Sons Of Apollo Live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  This band of great musicians consists of some big names like Mike Portnoy, Jeff Scott Soto, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Billy Sheehan, & Derek Sherinian. You probably know most, if not, all of the musicians in this band. The first … Continue reading

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Neal Morse Band ~ The Great Adventure

  Let me start off by saying that Neal Morse is a creative genius. His musical skill, his vocal skill, his production skill are all at 100%. Add to that, the mixture of his band-mates, Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Eric … Continue reading

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An Evening With The Neal Morse Band

  Once again, I head over to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside Pa. This time to see the Neal Morse Band doing their brand new album in it’s entirety. The very beginning before Neal plays a note, he speaks to … Continue reading

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Best of 2018

  A little late, but I was trying to catch up on some last minute albums. So, in no particular order… Roger Daltrey – As Long As I Have You (The best Daltrey album I’ve heard in a long time). … Continue reading

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Neal Morse ~ Life & Times

  This is an entirely different take on what Neal Morse usually does on his albums. This is sort of an acoustic album. There are no bombastic drums, no flowing keyboards, no wailing guitars. What you do get, are fantastic … Continue reading

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