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Neal Morse
« on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 12:50:26 »
What do we think of Neal Morse?

I really like his music and the way he puts his emotions in it. I don't know many more singers who can do this so intensely. And, since I am a christian, I really think it's cool that there is, finaly, some good christian progrock music around in stead of all that praise stuff. (Praise can really annoy me with all that repeating sentences.)

And imo Spock's Beard's music changed when Neal left.

So what do you think?

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 13:45:52 »
Don't like SB, so never tried Neal...
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 13:49:46 »
Yes, I totally agree, Neal is a great musician (more than just a singer) and he has ever comosed wonderful music, since the first astonishing Spock's album, The Light.

Even his last work in the band, Snow, is already a classic masterpiece of prog but I think the best things he wrote are Testimony and One; I also agree with you when you say that Spock's are no more the same since Neal left....... unfortunately they are just a weak shadow of what they were before......

About the lyrics (and so the christian aspect of his music), I don't care a lot about them, because (and this appens for me in general with music) I love much more the musical aspect and this is also (part of) the reason why I love progressive rock!  :D So, for example, when I'm listening to The Promise (from the first part of Testimony) I remain astonished from the great armonized melodies of the voices very much more than the words they sing.......  ;D  ;D

But this is, of course, just my opinion...... I'm happy to know other people "loving" Neal's music..... I think he is, nowadays, the best prog-music writer in the world!!!!!!!

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 13:51:26 »
... and let's not forget what Neal did with Transatlantic!!!!!

Two of best prog-album of the last century!!!!!!   :o  :o  ;D  ;D
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 19:36:47 »
... and let's not forget what Neal did with Transatlantic!!!!!
Transatlantic rules big time!!

So does Neal btw ;)
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 19:45:54 »
In general I think it's brave to leave such a great band and make religious music (which a lot of people don't like).
Neil Morse deserves my sympathy. ;)

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 2005-10-05, 21:17:35 »
Transatlantic rules big time!!

So does Neal btw ;)
Thanks to you I (actually your girlfriend ;)) I got into Neal's music :D

As with Spock's Beard, I think Trans Atlantic has Neal written all over it.

As for Spock's Beard now, I think they still make good music, yet different. The titlesong from the album Feel Euforia is imo really a great song!

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 2005-10-06, 08:48:54 »
I love both Spocks and NM solo and have got virtually everything they've both done (I bought the first Spock's album on a whim when it first came out). In fact, I've also subscribed to NM's "Inner Circle" club-thingy.  ;D

The "Making Of V/Snow" are two of my favourite DVDs too  ;D
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 2005-10-06, 09:52:55 »
In general I think it's brave to leave such a great band and make religious music (which a lot of people don't like).
Neil Morse deserves my sympathy. ;)

.... mmmmhhhh, I think he has not to be so much brave to leave Spock's as they was the musicians playing his own music..... almost all the great Spock's classics were written by Neal.... It's a proof of this the fact the extremely musical continuity between Snow and Testimony..... on the contrary Feel Euphoria is much different.....

Sorry PH, but I also don't agree with the definition of religious music....  ;)  It's ever progressive rock!! And of great quality!!!! Which arguments an artist decides to deal with in his lyrics, don't change the music genre...... I think I could love his music the same way if he talked about Satan or Buddha or anyone other!!  :D  :D
But this is, of course, just my humble opinion and I know it's different from many others ones.....

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 2005-10-07, 23:36:18 »
ATTENTION PLEASEEEE!!!

I've just discovered that at November 1st will be released the new prog epic CD by Neal!!! It'll be a 56 minutes epic divided in 12 tracks......

The title is simply "?" (yes, it's only a question mark... ) and the musicians featured are Mike Portnoy, Ronie Stolt (!!!!), Jordan Rudess, Steve Hackett and Neal's brother Alan Morse!!!! Anyway you can find all the details on Neal's site....... http://www.nealmorse.com/

So... it's a mixture of Transatlantic, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Dream Theater!!!!

Yeeeeaaahhhhh.....
Any comments?????

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 2005-10-08, 11:55:13 »
ATTENTION PLEASEEEE!!!

I've just discovered that at November 1st will be released the new prog epic CD by Neal!!! It'll be a 56 minutes epic divided in 12 tracks......

The title is simply "?" (yes, it's only a question mark... ) and the musicians featured are Mike Portnoy, Ronie Stolt (!!!!), Jordan Rudess, Steve Hackett and Neal's brother Alan Morse!!!! Anyway you can find all the details on Neal's site....... http://www.nealmorse.com/

So... it's a mixture of Transatlantic, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Dream Theater!!!!

Yeeeeaaahhhhh.....
Any comments?????

Bye.
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Mike Portnoy? Cool!
Steve Hackett? COOL!!!

I can't wait for this!!!

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 2005-10-08, 15:59:33 »
Neil Morse? Cool!
Mike Portnoy? Cool!
Steve Hackett? COOL!!!


... and what about Jordan Rudess and Roine Stolt, "The Magic Genie from Sweden"?????  :D  :D Aren't they cool???
... just kidding...


I can't wait for this!!!

... so can't I.... my blood is boiling in my veins!!!!!  :o  :o

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 2005-11-01, 20:59:49 »
Today I ordered Neal's new album "?" which was released today. I have read some very positive things about it. CAN'T WAIT!!

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 2006-02-06, 21:51:13 »
I'm still not sure which one to buy first...

I mean, I have Testimony, One and ? on mp3 but I'm not sure which one I like best...
Perhaps I should buy them altogether, but... there's so much to buy...

I also want:
Arena - Contagion (The Max)
Arena - Songs From The Lion's Cage
Arena - Pride
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
Frost - Milliontown
IQ - Dark Matter
IQ - The Seventh House
Marillion - Anoraknophobia
Marillion - Childhoods End

And a lot more...

you see??

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 2006-02-07, 21:07:40 »
Neal Morse is cool.  There's some good music coming from his direction recently!
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 2006-02-07, 22:50:11 »
I'm still not sure which one to buy first...

I mean, I have Testimony, One and ? on mp3 but I'm not sure which one I like best...
Perhaps I should buy them altogether, but... there's so much to buy...

I also want:
Arena - Contagion (The Max)
Arena - Songs From The Lion's Cage
Arena - Pride
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
Frost - Milliontown
IQ - Dark Matter
IQ - The Seventh House
Marillion - Anoraknophobia
Marillion - Childhoods End

And a lot more...

you see??

IMO I would get the all the Arena and IQ albums first.  I would leave the Marillion album "Aronaraknophobia" alone for now.  I don't much care for that album.  I have not heard the Ayreon or Frost albums so I can't comment on them.
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 2006-02-08, 07:51:26 »
IMO I would get the all the Arena and IQ albums first.  I would leave the Marillion album "Aronaraknophobia" alone for now.  I don't much care for that album.  I have not heard the Ayreon or Frost albums so I can't comment on them.

Really, I heard Anoraknophobia, and I like it! In my opinion it's much better than Marbles.

And you should listen to the samples on www.f-r-o-s-t.com
Or at least check out the Frost-thread in the solo-section.
And Ayreon is REALLY highly commented to Arena-likers.

Also, I haven't heard IQ albums other than Seventh House and Dark Matter. I think Seventh House is the best (very much Arena-like elements)

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 2006-02-09, 11:24:42 »
I also agree with you when you say that Spock's are no more the same since Neal left....... unfortunately they are just a weak shadow of what they were before......

I have just picked up a copy of Octane (not having been overly impressed with post-Morse Feel Euphoria I didn't rush...) and must say that it is a great album with some lovely keyboard sections. Rumours of their demise might be greatly exaggerated...

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 2006-02-09, 11:41:23 »
Hmm, maybe I'll borrow some songs from the net then, just to check this album out :)

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 2006-02-09, 15:33:16 »
Hmm, maybe I'll borrow some songs from the net then, just to check this album out :)

Ah! Try before you buy, wonderfull idea.

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 2006-11-29, 22:09:20 »
Well I think that Neal is the best writer in prog music today, is ability to churn out good music again and again never ceases to amaze. He is one hell of a clever dude.  *horns*

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 2006-11-29, 22:22:45 »
Neal and Arjen Lucassen.

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 2006-11-29, 22:38:41 »
Well I think that Neal is the best writer in prog music today, is ability to churn out good music again and again never ceases to amaze. He is one hell of a clever dude.  *horns*

Well i'll be d**mned. This is the second time i agree with you.  :D
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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 2006-11-29, 22:54:57 »
By the way, he's almost done with his next album.
Can't wait!!!

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Re: Neal Morse
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 2006-11-29, 23:16:50 »
By the way, he's almost done with his next album.
Can't wait!!!

Indeed, though the official release date of the yet untitled album is March 1st. 2007.

Can't wait two.  :-\


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