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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 813 ratings

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5 stars The Beard's Fifth Studio album is superb from start to finish. In my opinion the creative peak of the Neal Morse era of the band, of the six tracks presented there is no filler.

Highlights are the two epics, At the End of the Day and The Great Nothing. The lyrics on the latter especially are among Neal Morse's best and very thought provoking. The ending is also very uplifting and to my mind second only to Ritual and Supper's Ready for emotional impact. I get goose-bumps every time I listen to it.

The shorter tracks are very effective also, All On a Sunday is more poppy but also has the well observed lyrics. Thoughts Pt 2 is a song revolving around the age old man/woman relationships. If anyone thought that a good prog song needs to be long should listen to this. The song is so progressive, the lyrics are very insightful and the music superbly captures the emotions involved and all in less than 5 minutes.

A definite "desert island disc" for me and well worth 5 stars.

jimpetrie2000 | 5/5 |


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