Neal Morse ?

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Artist Neal Morse
Year 2005
Release Date
1. Nov 2005
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 56:23
Added by Mike 15 years ago
Importance Major release
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8.7 x14
Symphonic Retro Prog Rock
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13 users rate this album 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 9 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Comment by J-Man 11 years ago
9.8
Symphonic Prog Rock
This is on of my favorite Neal Morse albums, and since he is one of my favorite songwriters, that is really saying something. This flows like one epic song rather than 12 separate ones, and is an exceptional concept piece. A true masterpiece by a musical genius!
Review by Lofcaudio 13 years ago <Permalink>
9.6
Symphonic Prog Rock
Overall, this is a very impressive album. From start to finish, there is no let-up in good music. What is somewhat unique is that the whole album is really just one song, with twelve distinct "segments." But the music flows non-stop and is one cohesive unit, making for an outstanding conceptual piece from Neal Morse. As has been stated in previous reviews, Morse relies on the skills of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Alan Morse (Spock's Beard), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Randy George (Ajalon) and Steve Hackett in the making of this album.

Segment 1: The Temple of the Living God

The main theme floats in over the sounds of a wind-swept scape and begins to build into some excellent progressive runs using a piano/keyboard and then is joined by a nasty saxophone. The opening lyrics tell of a necessary quest to find the temple of the living God. Morse lays the lyrical foundation for the album by declaring that a sacrifice is necessary in order to successfully find the temple of the living God.

Segment 2: Another World

The music subtly changes as the quest begins by "stepping into another world." This is the world of the Biblical Old Testament, where the Israelites communed with God through the Mosaic tabernacle. This is a short segment but has a wonderful chorus with some intricate chord changes that are eyebrow raising the first five times you hear it and are mesmerizing after you become familiar with where the music is going. Great stuff packed into this segment which finishes with a solitary acoustic guitar to lead into...

Segment 3: The Outsider

Morse tells of someone looking into the world of the Mosaic tabernacle and the priests who were responsible for making sacrifices to appease God and to make atonement for ... -> show full review
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