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3.97 | 30 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cut To The Chase (3:51)
2. Simple Simon (3:47)
3. Vista Grande (5:02)
4. Sleaze Factor (3:37)
5. Battle Lines (4:05)
6. Southern Steel (3:54)
7. Wolf Song (3:20)
8. Weekend Overdrive (4:04)
9. Arena Rock (3:59)
10. Point Counterpoint (2:12)

Total Time: 37:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Morse / guitars, guitar synth, composer & producer
- Dave LaRue / bass
- Van Romaine / drums

- Jeff Watson / guitar (1)

Releases information

LP MCA Records ‎- 9031-73289-1 (1991, Europe)

CD MCA Records ‎- MCAD-10112 (1991, US)

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STEVE MORSE BAND Southern Steel ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by lucas
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4 stars This one has a hard-rock feeling.. This album still blends various styles but in a more agressive way. The opening track is a boogie-hard rock tune typical of Watson's work, 'Southern Steel' recalls country, 'Wolf song' is a balad, 'Point counterpoint' is an acoustic eyeblink to Bach. Overall, this is a good album for all lovers of melodic guitar.
Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Say what you must about Steve Morse's work with other bands, but his own albums are remarkably consistent. His compositions and performances are always remarkable, and is band is always top notch.

This was the first album with what has become Morse's band's longest static lineup (that includes The Dixie Dregs, too). Dave LaRue on bass and Van Romaine on drums have proven to be a perfect backup for Morse's pyrotechnics.

As usual, Morse's music is strong, inventive hard rock, with country, fusion and classical mixed in. I tend to prefer the faster, hard rock tunes, so Cut To The Chase, the opener is one of may favorites on this album. And the usual bluegrass song is more rock than usual (for Morse), but the song Southern Steel still provides him with a nice guitar workout.

Latest members reviews

5 stars This was the first album I heard from Steve Morse and I've been a huge fan ever since, I still listen to it after 14 years :). The songs on this album are very diverse and include a ton of different guitar techniques but yet all are melodic and have a great feel to them. Plus the touch in the gui ... (read more)

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