Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

NEAL MORSE

Neal Morse

Symphonic Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Neal Morse Neal Morse album cover
3.21 | 117 ratings | 7 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy NEAL MORSE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Living Out Loud (4:32)
2. Lost Cause (5:02)
3. Landslide (5:27)
4. That Which Doesn't Kill (4:42)
5. Everything is Wrong (5:03)
6. Nowhere Fast (3:45)
7. Emma (3:16)
8. A Whole Nother Trip (23:58) :
- a) Bomb That Can't Explode (9:03)
- b) Mr. Upside Down (4:41)
- c) The Man Who Would Be King(4:22)
- d) It's Alright (5:52)

Total Time: 55:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Neal Morse / lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, synth, piano, bass, drums (1), producer

With:
- Nick D'Virgilio / drums, backing vocals
- Glenn Caruba / percussion (8)
- Chris Carmichael / strings (7,8)
- Dean Resturn / sampled kicks & snares (1,3)

Releases information

Artwork: Dave Snyder with Michael Hoerner (photo)

CD Radiant Records ‎- 3984-14278-2 (1999, US)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy NEAL MORSE Neal Morse Music


Live: Neal MorseLive: Neal Morse
Metal Blade 2007
$19.98
$11.57 (used)
Neal Morse - Testimony LiveNeal Morse - Testimony Live
Multiple Formats
Metal Blade 2004
$12.99
$2.29 (used)
NEAL MORSENEAL MORSE
Metal Blade 1999
$11.29 (used)
Sola Scriptura by Neal MorseSola Scriptura by Neal Morse
Imports
$44.02
$27.75 (used)
It's Not Too Late by Neal MorseIt's Not Too Late by Neal Morse
Inside Out Germany
$88.95
Neal Morse: One by Neal Morse (2004-11-01)Neal Morse: One by Neal Morse (2004-11-01)
Inside Out
$155.61
$191.42 (used)
? by Neal Morse? by Neal Morse
INSIDE OUT
$73.33
$77.67 (used)
Cover to Cover by Neal MorseCover to Cover by Neal Morse
Inside Out
$36.20
It's Not Too Late by Neal MorseIt's Not Too Late by Neal Morse
Inside Out Germany
$92.84
Lifeline by Neal MorseLifeline by Neal Morse
Indie Europe/Zoom
$133.69

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
NEAL MORSE-Momentum DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION CD & DVD 2 DISC SET PROG ROCK USD $14.99 Buy It Now
Neal Morse - Testimony 2004 tour programme - Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Prog USD $29.57 Buy It Now 2m 51s
Neal Morse ?- Testimony Two Live In Los Angeles 3xCD + 2xDVD - 3984-15068-2 - M USD $29.57 Buy It Now 8m 48s
Neal Morse A3 Testimony Poster SIGNED + Testimony Live 2003 Concert Ticket USD $32.14 Buy It Now 8m 50s
Neal Morse - ? CD - SIGNED by Neal Morse - Spock's Beard, Transatlantic - Mint USD $30.85 Buy It Now 16m 5s
Neal Morse Testimony Special Edition 3 x CD 2003 - IOM SECD 139 - Mint USD $41.14 Buy It Now 17m 44s
Neal Morse - Live at All Saints, Inner Circle CD Jan 2010 - Spock's Beard - Mint USD $20.57 Buy It Now 18m 49s
Neal Morse ? Live 2xCD RA 027 - Spock's Beard, Transatlantic - Mint USD $20.57 Buy It Now 18m 58s
Neal Morse - Live In Berlin Part 1, Inner Circle CD#3 Sept 2005 - Mint USD $20.57 Buy It Now 21m 31s
Neal Morse - Demos and Live Stuff, Inner Circle CD March 2008 - Mint USD $20.57 Buy It Now 25m 7s
Neal Morse - Live Scriptura, Inner Circle CD July 2008 - Spock's Beard - Mint USD $20.57 Buy It Now 25m 40s
Neal Morse Sola Scriptura CD - Signed by Neal Morse - Spock's Beard - Mint USD $30.85 Buy It Now 28m 41s
Neal Morse - Momentum Special Edition CD+DVD - 0506200 - Mint/Mint USD $28.28 Buy It Now 29m 16s
MORSE,NEAL-SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM LIVE IN TILBURG (UK IMPORT) DVD [REGION 2] NEW USD $28.82 Buy It Now 38m 55s
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 Special Edition, 2xCD + DVD - Spock's Beard - Mint USD $28.28 Buy It Now 40m 47s
SPOCK'S BEARD The Light +1 1996 JAPAN CD VICP-5806 PROG Neal Morse TRANSATLANTIC USD $17.46 Buy It Now 4h 46m
NEAL MORSE -Testimony Two-2 CD + DVD -Box DELUXE EDITION PROG ROCK DREAM THEATER USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5h
Transatlantic Ticket Stub, Manchester Academy 2010, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy USD $12.85 Buy It Now 5h 20m
MORSE,NEAL-LIFE & TIMES (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $16.66 Buy It Now 6h 56m
Neal Morse - Lifeline (Limited Edition + Bonus CD, 2008) - VG USD $7.70 Buy It Now 10h 42m
NEAL MORSE THE FLOWER KINGS TRANSATLANTIC BARCELONA 2013 Roine Stolt Marillion USD $50.00 [0 bids]
10h 56m
Testimony Two by Neal Morse (CD, May-2011, 2 Discs, Radiant Records) USD $13.99 Buy It Now 13h 35m
Neal Morse Band, The - The Similitude of a Dream DCD #106822 USD $21.86 Buy It Now 15h 24m
NEAL MORSE - MORSEFEST 2015 SOLA SCRIPTURAL AND ? LIVE 6 CD NEW+ USD $47.32 Buy It Now 1 day
Neal Morse- Songs From November SEALED NEW PROG Mike Portnoy Transatlantic USD $17.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Neal Morse- Momentum - Deluxe Edition - (1 CD, 1 DVD) PROG MIKE PORTNOY USD $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Neal Morse - One 5052205007587 (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.69 Buy It Now 1 day
Neal Morse Momentum Live box set 5 CD NEW sealed USD $43.81 Buy It Now 1 day
Grand Experiment Neal Morse Audio CD USD $39.66 Buy It Now 1 day
Grand Experiment Morse, Neal Audio CD USD $91.55 Buy It Now 1 day
Neal Morse (ex-Spocks Beard) - Testimony Two (2011) USD $6.43 [0 bids]
1 day
MORSE,NEAL-SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM LIVE IN TILBURG 2017 (3PC) (UK IMPORT) DVD NEW USD $27.07 Buy It Now 1 day
NEAL MORSE BAND - MALMÖ 2017 Spock's Beard Marillion Mike Portnoy Dream Theater USD $38.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Neal Morse - Life & Times (NEW CD) USD $16.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Flying Colours - Flying Colours (Mike Portnoy Neal Morse) (Limited Edition CD) USD $10.28 Buy It Now 2 days
NEAL MORSE - ? NEW CD USD $12.35 Buy It Now 2 days
NEAL MORSE - ONE NEW CD USD $11.68 Buy It Now 2 days
Neal Morse-One CD NEW USD $15.32 Buy It Now 2 days
Lot of 5 Neal Morse CDs + Bonus DVD Inner Circle, Nick 'n Neal, Merry Christmas USD $79.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Neal Morse Testimony Vinyl 3 LP NEW sealed USD $53.30 Buy It Now 3 days
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 [New CD] Holland - Import USD $15.65 Buy It Now 3 days
Neal Morse - Lifeline (NEW 2CD) USD $11.56 Buy It Now 3 days
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 [New CD] Holland - Import USD $13.75 Buy It Now 3 days
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 [New CD] USD $19.66 Buy It Now 3 days
Neal Morse - Testtimony (CD Used Like New) USD $22.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Vinyl Treble Album: Neal Morse : Testimony : Sealed USD $57.86 Buy It Now 3 days
NEAL MORSE - TESTIMONY TWO USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $16.16 Buy It Now 3 days
One Neal Morse CD USD $37.86 Buy It Now 3 days
Testimony 2 Neal Morse CD USD $51.30 Buy It Now 3 days
NEAL MORSE - THE GRAND EXPERIMENT USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $13.49 Buy It Now 3 days
NEAL MORSE - THE GRAND EXPERIMENT USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $26.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Neal Morse Testimony Two-Live In Los Angeles 5 CD NEW sealed USD $48.19 Buy It Now 3 days
Morse,Neal-Momentum (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $12.76 Buy It Now 3 days
Morse,Neal - Life and times LP #115853 USD $23.23 Buy It Now 3 days
Prog Magazine CD P7 Neal Morse, Rhys Marsh, Threshold, Jadis, District 97 etc. USD $6.42 [0 bids]
3 days
NEAL MORSE - Sola Scriptura - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** - RARE USD $52.95 Buy It Now 4 days
NEAL MORSE - One - 2 CD - Import Limited Edition Special Edition - **Excellent** USD $32.95 Buy It Now 4 days
NEAL MORSE Testimony Two 2 CD + DVD Box (2011) USD $25.72 Buy It Now 4 days
Neal Morse - Lifeline (Re-Issue) [CD] USD $11.70 Buy It Now 4 days
Box Set: Neal Morse : Testimony Two Live In Los Angeles 3 CDs & 2 DVDs NTSC USD $35.20 Buy It Now 4 days
Box Set: Neal Morse : Live Momentum : New York 3 CDs & 2 DVDs NTSC : Sealed USD $30.30 Buy It Now 4 days
HTF HITMAN Musical CD by Neal Morse NEVER RELEASED Transatlantic Spock's Beard USD $14.00 Buy It Now 4 days
NEAL MORSE - TESTIMONY ( Slipcase 2CD, Inside OUT 2003 ) Progressive Rock*Sealed USD $24.99 [0 bids]
4 days
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 (Two) (NEW 2CD) USD $17.03 Buy It Now 4 days
Box Set: Neal Morse : Morsefest! 2015 Live 4 CDs & 2 DVDs NTSC : Sealed USD $51.43 Buy It Now 5 days
THE NEAL MORSE BAND - THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM 2 CD NEW+ USD $29.59 Buy It Now 5 days
THE NEAL MORSE BAND - THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM (DELUXE) 2 CD+DVD NEW+ USD $34.52 Buy It Now 5 days
Morse,Neal - Life and times LP #115854 USD $24.60 Buy It Now 5 days
Morse, Neal - Lifeline (re-issue) NEW CD USD $9.40 Buy It Now 5 days
Morse, Neal - Songs From November NEW CD USD $13.30 Buy It Now 5 days
Life and Times - Neal Morse Free Shipping! USD $29.57 Buy It Now 5 days
Neal Morse - Life And Times [New Vinyl LP] Brown, Colored Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, Gr USD $27.07 Buy It Now 5 days
Flying Colors - UK promo2CD + DVD / 2nd Flight - Steve Neal Morse Dave Larue USD $7.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Neal Morse - Life And Times [New Vinyl LP] Brown, Colored Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, Gr USD $26.45 Buy It Now 5 days
Neal Morse Band Morsefest 2017: The Testimony Of A Dream 6 CD NEW sealed USD $48.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Neal Morse Band,the - Similitude Of A Dream,the NEW CD USD $18.38 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE - MOMENTUM: LIVE NEW CD USD $9.17 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE - MOMENTUM: LIVE USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $8.22 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE live +1 2 CD Spock's Beard SEALED LS58 USD $24.19 Buy It Now 6 days
Neal Morse-Morsefest! 2014 (UK IMPORT) CD / Box Set with DVD NEW USD $40.33 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE - TESTIMONY TWO NEW CD USD $17.02 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE - ALIVE AGAIN NEW CD USD $23.60 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE - THE GRAND EXPERIMENT NEW CD USD $16.50 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE - THE GRAND EXPERIMENT NEW CD USD $28.62 Buy It Now 6 days
NEAL MORSE MOMENTUM LIVE 3 CD & 2 DVD ALL REGIONS NEW USD $27.04 Buy It Now 6 days
Neal Morse Morsefest 2014 6 CD NEW sealed USD $52.57 Buy It Now 7 days
NEAL MORSE: TESTIMONY (LP vinyl *BRAND NEW*) USD $50.92 Buy It Now 7 days
NEAL MORSE: LIFE & TIMES (LP vinyl *BRAND NEW*) USD $39.09 Buy It Now 7 days
Neal Morse CD Lot - Momentum Special Edition And Testimony Two 2 Mint USD $16.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Grand Experiment - Morse,Neal Band CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shipping! USD $19.91 Buy It Now 7 days
Neal Morse - Songs From November [CD] USD $15.59 Buy It Now 7 days
The Neal Morse Band - The Grand Experiment [CD] USD $15.69 Buy It Now 7 days
CD Double: Neal Morse : Testimony Two : 2 CDs Sealed USD $19.60 Buy It Now 7 days
NEAL MORSE Momentum CD USD $7.89 Buy It Now 7 days
NEAL MORSE - LIFE AND TIMES CD NEW+ USD $28.36 Buy It Now 7 days
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 [CD] USD $18.03 Buy It Now 7 days
The Neal Morse Band - The Grand Experiment [CD] USD $28.06 Buy It Now 7 days
NEAL MORSE BAND, THE - THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM NEW CD USD $58.53 Buy It Now 7 days
NEAL MORSE Life And Times LP VINYL Europe Metal Blade 2018 11 Track 180 Gram USD $33.04 Buy It Now 7 days
THE NEAL MORSE BAND - THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM NEW CD USD $19.40 Buy It Now 7 days

More places to buy NEAL MORSE music online Buy NEAL MORSE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

NEAL MORSE Neal Morse ratings distribution


3.21
(117 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
9%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (44%)
44%
Collectors/fans only (13%)
13%
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)
5%

NEAL MORSE Neal Morse reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by loserboy
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Have you ever looked at someone elses little baby and said "wow! it looks just like you !" ... this is how I felt the first time I listened to Neal MORSE's 1st self titled album... it was like SPOCK'S BEARD but then again maybe not.. Let me say that this is a highly energetic and entertaining recording from one of today's most talented musicians. Neal plays all the instruments except for drums which good friend Nick D'Vigilio (aka SPOCK'S BEARD & GENESIS) handles with ease and sophistication. Fans of SPOCK'S BEARD will need to own this recording as Neal brings many of those nifty little "Beardie" elements into the music with Jazz and contemporary rock like structures moving as you would expect in all directions. This album is exceptionally well done and although I love all of the tracks to death it is the nice long last epic track "A Whole Nother Trip" which I can't seem to get out of my mind... just simply hyptnotic.
Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars 3.5 stars. Neal Morse is an incredibly talented musician, and the piano playing he does on this his first solo record is outstanding.

This is particularily true of the first song "Living Out Loud" where he really shows off his amazing command of the piano.The thing that impresses me more than his virtuosity with the piano is his song writing skills. I'm not normally one who puts great stock in lyrics, the instrumental part of the song means more to me as well as the vocal ability but i'm just blown away by the witty, humourous, wise, personal lyrics of these songs. Just incredible ! There is some variety on this record, and I would describe the songs mostly as fairly light, almost pop tunes really, but well done pop tunes of course.

It's quite an enjoyable listen.

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars This is the debut solo album from Spockīs Beardīs at the time frontman, keyboard player and main composer Neal Morse. Anyone familiar with Spockīs Beard knows that Neal was the heart of that band. The man is so incredibly talented both as a singer and pianist but especially as a composer. In SPockīs Beard he blended all his progressive ideas with pop sensebilities and succeeded for the most part. On this solo album we hear more of his pop tendencies than his prog influences.

It is said in one of the previous reviews that Spockīs Beard fans needs to own this album. I strongly disagree. If you like the most cheesy pop songs on Spockīs Beardīs albums then yes you will enjoy album as well. But if your interest like mine in Spockīs Beard is because they make great retro progressive rock with lots of symphonic elements you should avoid this album. The only song that reminds me of Spockīs Beard is the closing 23:58 minute long epic A Whole Nother Trip and even that one sounds a bit weak compared to the real Spockīs Beard. That track is worth my time though. Songs like Living Out Loud and Landslide are well composed but they are just too simple and nice for my taste. Even the rock songs like Nowhere Fast reminds me of a soft Brian Adams and thatīs not a compliment when it comes from me.

The musicianship is of course excellent. Neal Morse is an outstanding musician and besides singing he also plays some really great piano parts. Spockīs Beard drummer Nick D'Virgilio helps out with the rythm track.

The production is actually rather good when you remember that this was recorded at Nealīs home.

The cover artwork is typical solo album style with Nealīs face on the cover.

I canīt claim to like this much. Maybe itīs because I have always had a hard time with Nealīs most commercial tendencies. I would much rather have seen him pursue a more progressive style, but that wasnīt to be. The man is a pop head and I have yet to come to terms with that. This is definitely a fan thing. Iīll rate it 2 stars and recommend that you check out Spockīs Beard instead.

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars The debut from the voice of Spock's Beard is as good as any debut from a solo artist. He is feeling out his audience and capturing a new market here with the Christian content, though it never feels as though he is preaching to us. The tracks are sung beautifully and are uplifting.

There are not as many progressive elements as Spock's Beard or other more recent solo albums, however the lengthy epic, A Whole Nother Trip, clocking 23 minutes is a great addition that would satiate the pallete of any proghead (like myself). I like the way it moves seamlessly from one song to another and there are many time sig changes and wonderful musicianship, though I miss Portnoy, who later featured on the Morse solo CDs.

Other highlights on this debut include the melodic 'Landslide', 'That Which Doesn't Kill', and 'Nowhere Fast'. Morse's vocal performance gives each track a majestic quality outside the realm of the type of material he was doing with Transatlantic or for that matter Spock's Beard.

Morse loves to indulge in the ballad style but is always ready to crank it up, particularly in the last track. There is an emotional depth in the track as he pours out his hear about his pure faith in God. It's not Spock's Beard but it's an effective start to Morse's solo career.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Neal Morse released his first studio album in 1999, while already in the midst of his band, Spock's Beard. Of course, Neal was the main songwriting force in the band, so much of the sound and style of the Beard is present in this album. Those familiar with Neal's style know that he is a melodi ... (read more)

Report this review (#953488) | Posted by Mr. Mustard | Friday, May 3, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Amzing compositions, great vocals. The first solitude work of Neal Morse is a explendid album, full of terrific melodies and precious music. Morse plays all of the instruments except drums, which was played by Nick D'Virgilio, one of the most exciting drummers of the actual progressive scene. ... (read more)

Report this review (#59734) | Posted by | Thursday, December 8, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Well it's obvious to most that Neal Morse was the talent behind Spocks Beard (Not the only talent but the majority) With Testimony and One receiving great reviews i hope his first solo effort isnt overlooked. This album has a lot of the structure of Spocks Beard but Neal somehow seems less res ... (read more)

Report this review (#24836) | Posted by karmaminstrel | Tuesday, May 10, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of NEAL MORSE "Neal Morse"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives