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Spock's Beard - Neal Morse or post Neal Morse

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Poll Question: Which Spock's Beard period contains their best work ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2011 at 15:27
I'd actually like to see how this poll goes in like a year from now and separated into three eras.

X is another transition album, we just didn't realize it at the time.  When you put two and two together, I don't think I'd classify 'X' to be in the NdV era.  I understand that he was still the singer, but as far as writing, he only had joint credit for writing a single song.  I don't think that NdV contributed too much to the creation of X due to the previous commitments that ultimately signaled his end in the band.  I think 'X' marks the beginning of the next era, which I'm going to call the Meros / Alan Morse era as they were the primary writers for X.

I am eagerly awaiting the next album as I think it's going to expand in the direction that X went, with arguably, the best lead singer that the band has seen.

That being said, by the constraints of the poll, I've got to vote Neal Morse era, "Snow" is excellent and the five that came before it have some great highlights as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote malentendu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2011 at 04:08
I don't really understand the question... Of course it is the Neal era.

The only ones saying the opposite are the hardcore Neal Morse haters.
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Morse Era.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2012 at 19:37
Ive been on a little Spock's Beard kick lately, and I decided to go back to the only post-Neal album I have, "X", and my opinion of it is much better than when I bought it a few months ago. It's a solid album, with some great moments throughout. It still doesn't make me want to get more post-Neal albums just yet, but I like X by itself.

I'm looking to get Beware of Darkness next.
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