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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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  • nicoot

    @BlindSlaves, try World Without End from his 2012 album Momentum. Neal going wild vocally!

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Pepexepex

    Both the music and the lyrics are more than awesome.. [5] God be praised!

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BlindSlaves

    His voice sounds too reserved, like he's trying to sing in a library or something. If he would give it some more oomph it would be better. That being said, he does sound better on some songs, like The Door. In addition to oomph he may consider getting a permanent singing partner to benefit from the more harmonious sound of a duet, but that's just my opinion.

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    funny heheheh

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Hail Satan.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LastAndFurious

    Thank you Neal for your wonderful music and for having a major impact in bringing me back home, to our Lord Jesus Christ! God bless y'all!

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • SoundscapeMN

    hey, for the Kevin Gilbert fans who may come here (Kevin worked with Spock's on both The Light and Beware of Darkness, and "The Great Nothing" is thought of largely about Kevin Gilbert), Kevin's 1st solo record "THUD" could be coming out on VINYL. !Please make a comment (for those who have Facebook) in this Post if you are interested.

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • edneoson

    the conclusion is so epic...

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • noense

    Shame I can't appreciate his music anymore. That's actually pretty funny -- growing out of 'adult oriented rock'. He's nice musician tho.

    16 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Kotarak

    Love you, Neal!

    14 Feb 2014 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
  • 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
  • nicoot

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

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Silentw0lf

    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
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