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Neal Morse

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As a young musician, Neal’s dream was like many others—to find success in the pop music world. But after years of struggling in the Los Angeles singer-songwriter scene, he realized that this dream would not materialize. Eschewing conventional wisdom, Morse took a courageous step: He about-faced and devoted himself to progressive rock, the music truly in his heart. The obscure and fiercely competitive genre held little chance of commercial success.

Undaunted, he formed the quirkily-named Spock’s Beard with his brother, Alan. They recorded The Light with what money they could scrape together. Against all odds, it was a breakout success, sending shockwaves through the small genre’s community.

Over the next 10 years, Spock’s Beard released 10 critically acclaimed CDs and 2 DVDs, ascending to the top of the prog world. Neal also released 6 CDs and 3 DVDs with Transatlantic, the heralded prog supergroup comprised of the genre’s best musicians.

The proverbial wayward son, Neal had finally found the success he sought. On the outside he seemed to have it all. On the inside, however, something was missing.

Morse came to realize that for him, embracing the Christian faith was the fulfillment of his spiritual quest. His walk was at once gradual and sudden—and as with so many, completely unexpected. As he continued, his path increasingly revealed more of what his heart had sought all along.

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  • Kotarak

    Love you, Neal!

    14 Feb 9:39pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Shame about the mind virus. [2] Morse's voice and lyrics make any project involving him unlistenable to me.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • weemies

    He's a rare talent. Shame about the mind virus.

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • edneoson

    the closing is so epic...

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SrdjanLGuitar

    Never got into Neal's music...Too vocals are too cheesy for me + I always have this feeling he tries too hard to make his music more complex than it should be. His a good musician,nevertheless.

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Silentw0lf

    Meeting and seeing Neal Morse live was awesome! Would pay for the experience again!

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • rltrocks

    Both the music and the lyrics are more than awesome.. [5]

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • nicoot

    Well they're getting together in May, confirmed in Neal's Inner Circle newsletter. JOY :-)

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Silentw0lf

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200215762709235&set=a.2614011962040.126171.1607290830&type=1&theater

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • nicoot

    Don't think so, Mike once again stated in his Twitter Q&A yesterday that they're waiting for their schedules (Neal, Mike, Roine, Pete) to align themselves. And since Mike is touring the US with Adrenaline Mob in March and April and probably Europe and Latin America in May and summer, a Transatlantic release in 2013 would be too early. 2014 maybe! Although Roine, Mike and Neal will be performing together in March now, and I'm so happy to see them, there will be a Transatlantic finale!!!

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • r_Strela

    v Will there be a new Transatlantic, though?

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • White_Paws

    Like I said long ago, he is one of the best composers of our time. Really wish to see him live, solo or Transatlantic doesn't matter. Btw. can't wait for new Transatlantic record in 2013. Best prog supergroup.

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    Sola Scriptura is a fucking masterpiece. Neal Morse is a freaky genius.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Silentw0lf

    Both the music and the lyrics are more than awesome.. [4]

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • iik95

    Both the music and the lyrics are more than awesome.. [3]

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • edneoson

    Both the music and the lyrics are more than awesome.. [2]

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Vainalais

    Both the music and the lyrics are more than awesome..

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Silentw0lf

    @dartfeld the lyrics are awesome!

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • dartfeld

    You just need to ignore the lyrics, then Neal's music is actually pretty great. [2]

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • TheSuiciderr

    @julben: That's right.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
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