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    Spock's Beard

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Crack The Big Sky lyrics
    The Good Don't Last lyrics
    3All That's Left lyrics
    4Dreaming In The Age Of Answers lyrics
    5Shining Star lyrics
    6The Healing Colors Of Sound - Part 2 lyrics
    7Squonk lyrics
    8A Guy Named Sid: pt V Sid's Boys Choir lyrics
    9Feel Euphoria lyrics
    10Drum Duel lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    Snow [2002]
    Octane [2005]
    The Kindness of Strangers [1998]
    4Live At The Whisky And Nearfest [1999]
    The Light [1995]
    Day For Night [1999]
    7V [2000]
    8Beware Of Darkness [1996]
    9The Oblivion Particle
    10The Beard Is Out There - Live [1998]


    Spock's Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Neal played keyboards and was the lead vocalist, as well as being the primary songwriter before leaving the band in 2002 to pursue a solo career. Alan plays electric guitar. The pair teamed with fellow musicians Nick D'Virgilio (drums) and Dave Meros (bass) and released their debut album, The Light, in 1995. The quartet were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto.

    The band plays a brand of progressive rock with pop music leanings (drawing much influence from Genesis), as opposed to the metal feel of Dream Theater. The band is also well known for their intricate multi-part vocal harmonies (such as those found on certain Gentle Giant songs) and use of counterpoint on cuts such as "Gibberish", "Thoughts (Parts I and II)", "June", " A Guy Named Sid Pt.5: Sid's Boy Choir", and "Devil's Got My Throat."

    In 2002, the band released the highly acclaimed double-CD concept album Snow, which tells a story of an albino psychic who acquires a messianic following, who spiritually falls and loses the direction of his calling, then to be rescued with new chance to live in harmony. Many listeners and critics have noted the parallels between the storyline of Snow and Neal Morse's own highly-publicized conversion to Christianity.

    Following the release of Snow, Neal Morse left the band for a solo career. Drummer Nick D'Virgilio took over the lead singing and songwriting role, in a move reminiscent of Genesis's drummer Phil Collins taking over for Peter Gabriel. Their first album, Feel Euphoria, has a harder-rocking and more experimental sound than the Neal Morse-led band, relying on Alan Morse's guitar to a greater extent.

    Nick D'Virgilio announced his departure from the band on November 18, 2011 for personal reasons and other commitments. On November 21, 2011, it was announced on the bands official website that Enchant vocalist Ted Leonard and former touring drummer Jimmy Keegan will be the new singer and drummer of the band, respectively. The band also stated they will be releasing their 11th studio album sometime in summer 2012.

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