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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

4.21 | 55 ratings

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4 stars Wow, this album rocked my socks (or should I say rocked my Spock?) Corny jokes aside, this really is a great album. The visuals on the first SB DVD since Neal Morse left the band are sleek and look very professional. The music is obviously the highlight, and I especially love how the Beard showcases music from throughout its over-ten year history. Whereas 2005's Gluttons for Punishment showcases mostly the album Octane, Spock's Beard Live has songs from most of their albums. Of course, a lot of the music comes from their latest self-titled album, but that is to be expected, and there isn't an overload of that album. Nick D'Virgilio has also gotten better at tackling the songs penned during the Neal Morse era and his take on these songs should be pleasing to fans of either era. This DVD definitely reaffirms my belief that Nick D'Virgilio was the perfect replacement for Neal Morse and his vocal talent is astonishing on this DVD. Watching Walking on the Wind just sent tingles to my body as it was amazed by Nick's singing. All of the members of the band are able to shine in their own way on the DVD, with most showcasing their instrumental talents in some fashion. I wouldn't exactly classify this DVD as a masterpiece, but I think it is a definite must-see for anyone who is exploring this great band. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Criswell75 | 4/5 |


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