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The Prog World Orchestra – A Very Proggy Christmas

album of the week imageThis weeks album Of The Week is, The Prog World Orchestra – A Very Proggy Christmas

What do you get when some of the top prog artists in the world combine forces to make a world class prog Christmas album? We don’t know, but if it ever happened it might sound something like this. Brainchild of prog mastermind Neal Morse, this 2012 Christmas CD is like nothing you’ve ever heard before! Featuring the raging talents of Mike Portnoy, Steve Hackett, Roine Stolt, Steve Morse, Pete Trewavas and more! If you’ve ever wondered what Edgar Winter’s Frankenstein would sound like as a Christmas song, this is the album for you! This record is the ultimate Christmas prog album geared toward the major prog fan. Complete with shreddy guitars as well as soothing fretless bass, vocals on occasion by the illustrious Mr. Morse, and everything in between, this is an album the true fan will enjoy for years to come.

Track listing:

1. Joy To The World
2. The Little Drummer Boy
3. O Holy Night
4. Frankincense
5. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
6. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
7. Carol Of The Bells
8. Home For The Holidays
9. Shred Ride – Sled Ride/Winter Wonderland
10. Silent Night/We All Need Some Light

Line-up / Musicians

– Neal Morse / vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars
– Mike Portnoy / drums
– Randy George / bass

Guest musicians:
– Steve Hackett / guitars
– Roine Stolt / guitars
– Steve Morse / guitars
– Pete Trewavas / bass

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