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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 648 ratings

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Tristan Mulders
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4 stars Spock's Beard - Snow

This one had to grow on me. I mean, a double album of this length offers quite a bit of variety and can be quite a lot to take in. I can remember very well that I wasn't too impressed with the majority of the songs on the first cd, but that I instantly liked the more rock orientated suite (Freak Boy, I'm dying etc..) on the second disc!

"Snow" tells us a conceptual story about a man called, how surprising, "Snow". I have still not felt too bothered with reading between the lines to discover the message behind this concept album, but I know it's about a person who's an outcast of society. Now, that's that.

In time, the whole of "Snow" grew on me and despite not liking the Neal Morse era of the band, I now have taken quite a liking for this disc and even found myself bothered with listening to, and purchasing (!!), the two follow-up releases to this album!

Seeing that I also bothered listening to the earlier output of this group of musicians, I can also say that this album features fewer of those widdly-widdly (gotta love that term), pointless, extended instrumental breaks that put me of liking most of the earlier output of these guys. Most tracks here are actually true songs and not even proggy experiments by far! That definitely put a big smile upon my face!

I think this was a nice farewell album from former front man Neal Morse and I'm glad that 'new' Spock's Beard headed into more rock orientated regions, which could already be noticed with the more than excellent second disc of this double album!

Tristan Mulders | 4/5 |


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