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GOD WON'T GIVE UP

Neal Morse

Symphonic Prog


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4 stars I am a big fan of Neal Morse, either in Transatlantic, Spocks Beard or in or on his wonderful solo career, which is quite prolific.I say this beyond because of his albums "prog" (Testimony, One,?, Sola Scriptura ,Lifeline and now Testimony 2), he has released several albums of worship, community-oriented gospel.

"God will not give up" is the first album that I worship him listen.And i can say :is wonderful! Neal Morse did not disappoint me! The music here is not progressive, of course, but sometimes you can similarities with their albums "prog" and with Spocks Beard.

My favorite songs here are "King of Love"( because of his amazing bass line),"The crossroads" and the title-track(his chorus is divine!).

5 stars:King of Love,The crossroads,God won“t give up

4 stars:Save my life tonight,Love like you,Mountain,John“s Dream,See what God can do

3 stars:I sing my love,His mercy endureth

4,1 stars .For those open-minded and free from religious prejudices, I recommend this album.

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Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Review Permalink
3 stars As if the name of the album wasn't a big enough clue, I had no idea what I was purchasing when I picked this CD up, instead, I was more bewildered at the fact that I was finding this in a charity shop for £2, amongst all the charity shop regulars such as Phil Collins, Finley Quaye and Barry Mannilow.

So I get home, pop the CD in the player eagerly awaiting some prog epic akin to Spock's Beard or Transatlantic, and instead, I get pianos and organs and gospel choirs singing about "His mercy endureth-ing". The album is aptly titled "God Won't Give Up" for a reason.

But hey, never mind! I'm a big Neal Morse fan and I'll listen to anything, so let's give it a spin, or two... or three... or, hold on... I'm starting to like this!!!

The problem with music like this, as evidenced by my own initial attitude, is peoples ignorance and general intolerance of it. People can be too quick to judge based simply on the premise that they don't need anyone preaching to them. And that's where they're wrong. Morse isn't preaching to anyone. He isn't trying to persuade us to go to church. Or read the bible. Or pray every night before going to bed. He's merely singing about his own love of God. And to tell the truth... views on religion aside, the music itself is so damn catchy and uplifting that it's hard not to enjoy it. Regardless of lyrical themes.

This is far from the prog greatness you'd expect from a man who fronted one of the genres most beloved cult bands, but it's still a record worth checking out. Morse's voice is always a pleasure to listen to, and with some hidden gems on it such as 'King of Love', 'Love Like You' and 'Sing My Love' (you can really feel the love on this album eh?) it'd be a shame to dismiss some great songwriting due to nothing more than prejudice.

Unless you're a death metal enthusiast. You probably won't enjoy this.

'God Won't Give Up' is far from the type of album I'd rant and rave about, and there's countless other things I'd rather listen to than any kind of Christian music, but with that said, it's definitely been an eye opener for me, not to judge anything without having heard it myself, and that sometimes the most enjoyable music can come from the most unlikeliest sources.

Now then... Cannibal Corpse, anyone?

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Posted Saturday, January 21, 2017 | Review Permalink

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