Great story on how you found it. FYI, Mindawn is owned and operated by Shawn Gordon who is also the ProgRock Records President.
I did have vocal training. From about mid 2008 to mid 2009 (rough ball park) I had formal vocal lessons with Steve Whiteman of Kix every week. He truly is an amazing singer, excellent teacher, and an all around GREAT guy!
Yes, the lyrics will be in the CD booklet. I think the artwork is great. It really adds visuals to the music and lyrics' meanings...and there are lots of allegories, symbolism, ties ins, etc. with the visuals to the concepts of the songs.
Glad you are enjoying so much! Looking forward to seeing you in May! Itís been too long!