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Neal Morse


Symphonic Prog

2.78 | 108 ratings

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4 stars Neal MORSE is a true genius! He's a brilliant songwriter, a strong vocalist and leader of SPOCK'S BEARD, one of today's best progressive rock bands. He's also of the all-star super group TRANSATLANTIC, alongside Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and Roine Stolt (The FLOWER KINGS). In my opinion he's at his best in these surroundings. Now he's in the news with his second solo album "It's Not Too Late", the follow-up to his debut self-titled solo album from 1999. The new album contains compositions that are absolutely amazing. I don't know how Neal can come up with so much good music. I'm not only thinking of his solo albums, but also SPOCK'S BEARD's and TRANSATLANTIC's releases. He's almost as creative and productive as Roine Stolt of The FLOWER KINGS. Neal's solo albums are in the straightforward singer songwriter tradition, far away from the music he creates with SPOCK'S BEARD and TRANSATLANTIC. It's piano oriented pop music with beautiful harmonies, catchy choruses and it's much better than the main part of the music and bands in this genre. There are reminiscences to BEATLES, EAGLES and JELLYFISH. Although there are some guest musicians on this album, Neal is playing the majority of instruments. Nick D'Virgilio, Neal's band mate from SPOCK'S BEARD, is playing drums on this album. It isn't often you hear such a great pop release, but Neal MORSE has come up with a album that can compete with Paul McCartney "Driving Rain", Prefab Sprout "The Gunman and Other Stories" and Timothy B. Schmit "Feed The Fire" as the best pop album from 2001.
Greger | 4/5 |


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