For you Spock's Beard fans out there...

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  1. ScottH

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    I'm at work so I can't hear it now. But I want to hear it now. Now!

    I can't wait for this album, and I hope they tour.
     
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    Spocks Beard is one of the greatest bands alive. Neal Morse is brilliant!
     
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    Holy crap! That sample track is incredible. I didn't think anyone made music like that anymore. Are their other albums that progressive and complex? Any recommendations on where to start for a Spocks Beard rookie like me?
     
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    Mark,
    I love it! New Beard meat! [​IMG]
    To answer your question, yes, all their stuff is like that (although maybe not quite as heavy...then again maybe it is). I really don't know where to tell you to start, you can't go wrong with any of it. My favorite is probably 'Beware Of Darkness', but that seems to change frequently. I posted the following in a thread many months ago:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...725#post402725
    If you're a fan of complex prog rock, definitely give them a try!
     
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    Kindness of Strangers is a personal favorite of mine, because it's the first album of theirs I heard. The Good Don't Last is incredible.

    V is simply fantastic. The vocal arrangements on Thoughts II is very reminiscent of Gentle Giant and that last monster of a track is brilliant.

    NP: Herbie Hancock, Madien Voyage
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll be making a stop to pick up some new CD's on my way home from work today.
     
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    Mark,

    While you're at it, you should consider trying out Transatlantic, the super-group consisting of Neal Morse (Spock's Beard frontman), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater drummer), Roine Stolte (Flower Kings frontman), & Pete Trewaras (Marillion bassist). They have 3 CDs (2 studio, 1 live), and they are all amazing. As Brian said...Neal Morse is absolutely brilliant...and Transatlantic is no exception.
     
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    V is my favorite Beard album with The Kindness of Strangers a close second. All of them are great. I heard about Snow earlier this summer and I've been salivating ever since. A double CD to boot!

    I second the recommendation of Transatlantic. I got into Beard after discovering Transatlantic (with a little help from my HTF friends!). All three of their albums are great. The only bad thing about them is they can't concentrate on new work because they're busy working their 'day jobs'.
     
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    Well Mark, any thoughts on your newly bought cds?
     
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    Well I picked up V because that was the only Spocks Beard CD that Best Buy had. I've only listened to it a couple of times but so far I like it. It's a bit heavy on the organ / keyboard stuff for my tastes though. Kind of reminds me of a Rick Wakeman solo CD. Mostly though their stuff is very similar to Yes. I'll probably order some Transatlantic from Amazon.com since I can't find any in the stores.
     
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    [​IMG] I'm too slow. The 2 downloadable tracks seem to be gone. There was a piece of the "Overture" available. I liked the instrumental parts. As for the vocals... since you all like him I'm sure I will. First impression though was that he sings Real Real Emotional (TM), like Dream Theater, which bugs me. But I'll get over it. Album ordered.
     
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    Neal Morse always sounds like that. He's way too earnest for me, which is why I waited to do my Spock's Beard threadfart here until someone gave me an opening. [​IMG]
    I really don't like the Beard. The music is weak, and then there's the Neal Morse Factor, which is a big reason why Transatlantic is just 75% good.
    Anyway, I'll shut up now.
     
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    Thanks for the input Michael.
    For those that haven't heard, there's a limited edition of Snow with a third disk. Check out www.spocksbeard.com for a track listing for the limited edition.
     
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    I preordered my copy of the limited edition a few days ago. FYI, order the disc from www.radiantrecords.com to support the band.
     
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