Dec 252013
 
ta2013Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse is the founding member of Spock’s Beard, the Neal Morse band and Transatlantic, the latter of which also features drummer Mike Portnoy [Dream Theater], Roine Stolt [The Flower Kings] and Pete Trewavas [Marillion].

In the video below, Neal chats with Guitarhoo! about his early years making music in Southern California and moving to Nashville, Tennessee; the formation of Transatlantic; the recording of upcoming Transatlantic record, “Kaleidoscope”; preparations for a world tour in 2014; upcoming solo projects in the New Year; and much more.

Transatlantic will release its fourth studio album, “Kaleidoscope”, on January 27, 2014 via InsideOut Music.

The official video for the song “Shine” can be seen below. The clip was filmed in September in London, England.

“Kaleidoscope” will be released on four different formats, including a limited-edition deluxe artbook with 2CDs, DVD and bonus 5.1 mix DVD-video in an LP-sized book with loads of pictures, liner notes and a lenticular card cover. There will also be 2CD and DVD mediabook, standard 2CD jewelcase and a 3LP and 2CD in slipcase. Pre-orders for the album will begin on the InsideOut shop on December 27.

Transatlantic will embark on a six-week world tour that will see them joined once again by Pain Of Salvation‘s Daniel Gildenlöw as a fifth touring member. As part of the extensive tour, the band will also headline the Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 cruise from February 18 until February 22 alongside 22 other leading prog acts. This unique performance will see the band performing a very special encore of classic YES material with the legendary Jon Anderson on vocals. To give a little taste of what it may sound like,  an exclusive sneak preview of one of the bonus tracks from Transatlantic‘s upcoming “Kaleidoscope” CD: a cover of the all-time great Prog classic Yes ‘And You And I’ can be streamed here.

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The full track listing for both discs can be found below.

CD1:

01. Into The Blue [25:13]
02. Shine [7:28]
03. Black As the Sky [6:45]
04. Beyond The Sun [4:31]
05. Kaleidoscope [31:53]

CD2 (Bonus CD):

01. And You And I (YES cover) [10:45]
02. Can’t Get It Out Of My Head (ELO cover) [4:46]
03. Conquistador (PROCOL HARUM cover) [4:13]
04. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (ELTON JOHN) [3:20]
05. Tin Soldier (SMALL FACES cover) [3:22]
06. Sylvia (FOCUS cover) [3:49]
07. Indiscipline (KING CRIMSON cover) [4:45]
08. Nights In White Satin (THE MOODY BLUES cover) [6:13]

Upcoming Shows:

North America:
Jan 31st – Los Angeles, CA – El Segundo Performing Arts Center
Feb 1st – San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Feb 2nd – Seattle, WA
Feb 4th – Chicago, IL – The Arcada Theater
Feb 5th – Quebec City, Canada – Theatre Du Capitole
Feb 6th – Montreal, Canada – L’Olympia
Feb 8th – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theater
Feb 9th – New York City, NY – Highline Ballroom

Central and South America:
Feb 11th – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro Metropolitan
Feb 13th – São Paulo, Brazil – Carioca Club
Feb 14th – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb 15th – Santiago, Chile

Cruise:
Feb 18th to 22nd – Progressive Nation At Sea

Europe:
Feb 27th – Madrid, Spain – La Rivera
Feb 28th – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
March 2nd – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
March 3rd – Rome, Italy – Orion
March 5th – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
March 6th – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
March 7th – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
March 8th – Berlin, Germany – Astra
March 9th – Cologne, Germany – E Werk
March 11th – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
March 12th – London, England – The Forum
March 13th – Tilburg, Holland – 013
March 14th – Tilburg, Holland – 013
March 15th – Paris, France – Le Bataclan
June – Sweden Rock Festival

Weblinks: Website / Facebook

Video below ‘Shine’

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