Number of discs: 1
This album is shrouded in mystery. Temporarily called 'The Secret Project' and now appropriately titled simply "?", this CD consists of one 55 minute track that explores the mysteries of God. It is pure prog heaven with all the earmarks of Neal's previous work plus development into new areas. This is a dazzling piece of music that some are already calling Neal's best work yet. From heavy sections where Alan Morse (Neal's brother and fellow founder of neo-prog giants 'Spock's Beard') and Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater trade solos, to sections that feature the massively creative mind of Mr. Roine Stolt (Flower Kings) that bring back recollections of Neal's other ex-band Transatlantic, this album is a progressive rock fans dream! Built on the musical foundation of multi-award winning drummer Mike Portnoy and the bass of Ajalon's Randy George, this is another instant classic from the creator of "Snow" and "Bridge Across Forever". Featuring a guest appearance by original Genesis guitar wizard Steve Hackett. As for the subject matter of the album: Neal says "If you show someone a door and say 'here's a door, walk through it' they'll probably say 'forget it'! But, if you show them a wall and say 'there's a door here somewherefind it!' it becomes much more interesting. It is always more interesting when you find something for yourself rather than someone showing you something they found."
(as of 12/31/1999 8:00 PM EST - details