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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.68 | 515 ratings

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5 stars Second studio release from SPOCK'S BEARD which is in my opinion is another superb album. I remember listening to this album when it was first released and being so amazed... even after being so pleasantly shell shocked by the previous release "The Light". Once again the lads here kick up some wonderful and highly energetic songs played with high precision and passion. On this album new member Ryo Okumoto adds his hammond and mellorton skills to this already so talented band. Once again Neal MORSE has written most of the material and therefore carries all of the classic "BEARD'isms" you would expect. Title song is a George HARRISON number which SPOCK'S BEARD has done a magnificient job in re-structuring. On the BEARD "Official Live Bootleg" they first introduced us to a fantastic number "Thoughts" (an ode to GENTLE GIANT) which appears on "Beware Of Darkness" and is a highlight for me. Vocals are excellent with loads of syncopation and harmony. Songs vary in length from the 5 minute format to a 16 minute number "Time Has Come". Sensational music for your mind and absolutely essential music.
loserboy | 5/5 |


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