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THE LIGHT

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 493 ratings

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J-Man
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4 stars Here it is... where Spock's Beard began, and let me tell you, they got off to a good start. The album starts out with the epic The Light (and I saw live at 3rp '08 and it awesome!!!). The song is a masterpeice, a great way to kick off an album. The skill of Neal Morse particulary shines here, but the rest of the musicians are great too. Next comes the 12-minute masterpeice Go The Way You Go. The song has Gentle Giant influences and has a great message and melody. Next comes The Water, which is a bit of a problem. The melody and songwriting is not Neal's best, but is still pretty good. However, the FU section is completely unneeded. I realize that it goes with the story of the song, but there had to be other ways to do that section than dropping the f bomb 25 times. Concluding the album is On the Edge, which is really kind of a throwaway. It's just mediocre stuff that was needed to complete the album. The Light and Go the Way You Go are great songs, but the rest of the album is just okay. Not a perfect example of Spock's best work, and it shouldn't be the first album you buy from them, but for people who already like Neal Morse's work, this is a must own.
J-Man | 4/5 |

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