Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George recently announced their return to the Cover To Cover series of albums with Cov3r To Cov3r, the brand new third instalment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie and more (including their cover of “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” featuring vocals from Yes singer Jon Davison), the album will be released on the 24th July as CD, gatefold 2LP + CD and as a digital album.
Today they are pleased to reveal a video for their cover of “It Don’t Come Easy”, originally by Ringo Starr, and you can watch it now!
Mike Portnoy comments:
Having done solo Beatles covers from both Paul (“Maybe I’m Amazed”) and George (“What Is Life”) on the first Cover To Cover, it was time to represent Ringo this time around…
I had the honor of singing the lead vocals on this one and am so proud to have none other than my daughter Melody doing the backing vocals marking our first daddy & daughter duet! And totally appropriate for it to be a Beatles-related song as she’s just as much of a Beatles fanatic as I am!
The band previously released a video of their cover of Gerry Rafferty’s classic “Baker Street”.
As well as Cov3r to Cov3r, the Cover To Cover Anthology (Vol. 1 – 3) will be released on the same day, collecting all three instalments together over three discs. The first two albums have also been newly re-sequenced and remastered, and will also be available on digital services. The albums have also been given brand new artwork, created by Thomas Ewerhard (Sons of Apollo, The Neal Morse Band, Avantasia).
Photo Credit: Robert Smith