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3.47 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cold Fusion (5:14)
2. Return to Whatever (5:48)
3. Drive in Shuffle (4:21)
4. R Bluz (6:54)
5. First Funk (5:31)
6. Dschungel Cruz (4:59)
7. The Rite of Left (4:31)
8. Chroma (5:23)
9. Spanish Steppes (5:46)
10. Track 3 (4:23)
11. Major Buzz (6:08)
12. Home (4:59)

Total Time 63:57

Line-up / Musicians

- Alan Morse / guitars
- Neal Morse / acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboards
- Ryo Okumoto / keyboards
- Gary Lunn / bass
- Dave Meros / bass
- Jerry Goodman / violin
- Eric Darken / percussion
- Scott Williamson / drums
- Nick D'Virgilio / drums

Releases information

CD Inside Out Records (2007)

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ALAN MORSE Four O'Clock and Hysteria ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
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ALAN MORSE Four O'Clock and Hysteria reviews

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Review by rushfan4
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3 stars Four O'Clock and Hysteria is Spock's Beard guitarist Alan Morse's debut solo album. It consists of 12 instrumental tracks consisting of just over an hour of music. Alan channels his inner-Joe Satriani on this album with a number of guitar riffs that would fit in nicely while surfing with aliens or travelling in a time machine. His brother Neal assists on keyboards, and he is accompanied by Gary Lunn on bass and Scott Williamson on drums, but this album is mostly about Alan and his guitars. Since I am not a guitarist, or for that matter, a musician, I can't go into any details about his style of guitar playing, but he does seem to have a fairly eclectic group of tracks with a bluesy sound on R Bluz, a funky sound on First Funk, an Yngwie Malmsteen classical guitar sound on The Rite of Left, and as previously mentioned I hear plenty of Joe Satriani-esque sounds throughout the album. If you are a fan of the Joe Satriani style guitar-led instrumental album then this is definitely an album for you to check out. Spock's Beard fans should definitely take the time to hear their guitar hero strut his stuff outside of the confines of the symphonic sound of Spock's Beard. Overall, I rate this album with 3 stars, as it is a good album, but it isn't essential.

Also, just to mention this though, I really like the album cover, where it is entirely in black and white, except for him and his guitar, which are in color. It has a nice effect.

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4 stars There's no question that all the members of Spock's Beard have displayed mastery of their respective instruments over the years, so it shouldn't be any surprise that guitarist Alan Morse might attempt a solo album, right? But what IS a big surprise (for those of us who know him only from his pla ... (read more)

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