Monday, December 17, 2012

Album 365: Day 69 - Spock's Beard - Day For Night

Spock's Beard
Day For Night

Favorite tracks: Day For Night, Gibberish, The Healing Colors of Sound
Sleeper tracks: Skin, The Distance To the Sun

I read about Spock's Beard in an issue of Hit Parader back in 1999.  It was a review of this album and the description of the record intrigued me.  The first listen blew me away and I've been a fan ever since.  The lead singer, Neal Morse, was a major influence in my personal and musical career since I heard this album.  He left the band in 2002 but put out 6 or 7 solo albums (all really good prog records) and fronted Transatlantic (past Album: 365 entry).

The band isn't for everybody.  The aren't prog metal.  I'd say more Genesis/Yes and a bit of ELP.  The songs have great melody and a 22 minute epic doesn't keeps you entertained with great lyrics and awesome time-changes.  The bass and drums are a blast to listen to.

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