Neal Morse Leaves Spock's Beard and Transatlantic

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  1. Louis C

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    I am shocked. Both Spock's Beard and Transatlantic are wonderful bands.

    Boy, that God calling him stuff is freaky. I didn't know he had become a religious zealot.
     
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    Interesting. I'm not an enormous Beard fan, but I do like them. Kind of reminds me of Marillion and Genesis, how they lost the most influential key member when they were really at the top of their game (in my opionion).
    I also think Marillion and Genesis went in the toilet within a couple of years of the transition, but I know that my opinion is not shared by all. [​IMG]
    I wonder when somebody will quit a band over becoming an atheist or agnostic. [​IMG]
     
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    Holy shite! [​IMG]
    Funny how they said they band is planning on recording a new album. That's pretty quick right after losing the lifeblood of the album.
    I'll still listen to what they do. A good band is a good band.
    Well, all the best to Neil.
    Michael, check out Marillion's last album, Anoraknophobia. It outclasses a lot of the Fish stuff.
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    Michael,
    I pretty much agree with you about Genesis, though I do listen to the later stuff. It's still decent pop music, I just think the Gabriel stuff is infinitely better.

    It's because we have very similar tastes that I mentioned the new Marillion album. They haven't always been consistant, but the new one has much more in common with Radiohead and well-crafted rock than anything Fish-like. It really is a completely different band.
     
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    Sorry to rain on everyone's parade, but I'm not dismayed at all. My lack of love for Morse is somewhat-well known, though.

    I'm curious if that's it for Transatlantic, or if Portnoy will bring LaBrie on over.
     
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    >>I'm curious if that's it for Transatlantic, or if Portnoy will bring LaBrie on over.
     
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    They will never match the majesty of the original Transatlantic line-up. Truly sad.
     
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    Portnoy already brought in someone from DT for a side project- Liquid Tension Experiment.

    Transatlantic is a nice side project, but I'm not losing any sleep over it. Spock's Beard, however, is another story.

    To play optimist, maybe they'll bring in some other songwriter of equal talent but who will bring something fresh to the table.
     
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    Please, pretty please, listen to some Dream Theater tomorrow? [​IMG]
     
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    Just thought I'd revive this thread after listening to Transatlantic for the first time. Being an enormous DT fan, I don't know why I waited so long. I've been listening to Stranger in your Soul and All of the Above constantly. It's so cool -- it's like hearing a brand new combination ELP/Tull/Yes album.

    Too bad they're done!
     
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    Yep, both Transatlantic cds are great.
    Discovering Transatlantic and Porcupine Tree in the past year has revitalized my love for finding great new music in the most unlikely places (not on FM Radio that's for sure [​IMG] ).
     
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    i don't really like PT
     
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