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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 666 ratings

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The Mystical
5 stars Are they right? YEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!

"The Light" is an incredibly strange album, and in my opinion, it is also quite an important album. The 90s marked the reincarnation of progressive music, and Spock's Beard seems to have sparked a sound that the progressive scene so needed. Their sound is epic, symphonic, subtle, funky, and very tight musically. Despite what any reviewer has to say, this for me is one of the most unique sounding albums I have ever heard in my life. This is coming from a fan of all different genres of music. The sound is epic, yet it contains a subtlety that many prog records seem to lack. There is so much to be taken in that just a few listens won't even break the surface.

The album begins with "The Light", which is a summary of all that I love in 90s prog. The song begins with a slightly 'musical theatre' vocal intro, which suddenly breaks into a funky prog jam. By 2 minutes in, the sound that we love from Spock's Beard kicks in and we have Alan Morse's incredible guitar work. The song seems to make no sense at all, but paints a brilliant musical picture.

"Go The Way You Go" is a beautiful track. Some hints of Rush are here, but the sound is still original.

"The Water". What an incredibly weird track. I don't think I have heard such a weird prog epic in my life. The song is a bitter stroke of genius, and the main influence here is evidently Roger Waters. The "F**k You" section is incredibly strange and for someone who is unfamiliar with the album, quite disturbing.

"Out On The Edge" has a very Santana melody, mixed with all the feelings and motifs previously visited in the album.

I highly recommend this album. I have an emotional connection to this album and I hope that you can all experience this album in the same way.

A flawed masterpiece.


The Mystical | 5/5 |


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