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Neal Morse

Neal Morse's career path is full of unexpected twists and turns, sudden changes and pleasant surprises—much like the epic progressive rock compositions for which he has become known. In the mid ‘90s he formed the quirky Spock's Beard, whose debut recording, The Light, was an unexpected success. Over the next 7 years, Spock's Beard released 6 critically acclaimed studio recordings and multiple live recordings while establishing a passionate fan base in the "prog rock" community.

In 2000, he formed the prog supergroup Transatlantic with drumming legend Mike Portnoy (formerly with Dream Theater), Marillion's Pete Trewavas and The Flower Kings' Roine Stolt. In a remarkably brief but productive few days together, they knocked out SMPTe, a richly received, massive work of vintage, long form prog. Two years later, the sophomore release, Bridge Across Forever, solidified Transatlantic's global appeal.

In 2001, Morse shocked his followers with word that he was stepping away from music…with no indication of where he was heading. Morse was now walking an unknown road. After reaching success with Spock's Beard, he was starting all over again, this time boldly declaring his faith and risking fan rejection and financial failure. He needn't have worried. As the Testimony Live DVD triumphantly documented, his solo tour was full of magical moments and was a deeply affirming experience. Morse returned to the studio with Mike Portnoy and touring bass player Randy George to record 2004's One, a conceptual album that was a vast and rewarding work that harkened to new heights beyond his former work. Since then it's been Morse, Portnoy and George on the journey until members, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette were added as permanent members of the Neal Morse Band. In another striking move Morse debuted the Grand Experiment as "The Neal Morse Band" A Collective effort that saw a 5 way collaboration between the members. Morse continues to pursue other solo releases as well as maintaining a fan club which puts out content regularaly throughout the year, encompassing all of Morse's ventures.

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Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
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Year Title Rating Views
2017 Commentary On a Dream (Part 1) (DVD) 63
2017 Commentary On a Dream (Part 2) (DVD) 40
2017 Morsefest 2015: ? and Sola Scriptura Live 39
2017 Morsefest 2015: ? and Sola Scriptura Live (Bluray) 28
2016 Cruise to the Edge 2015 (DVD) 308
2016 To God be the Glory 162
2016 Scenes from a Prog Cruise (DVD) 120
2016 The Grand Experiment Demos 115
2016 Falling for Forever & the Kansas Demos 187
2016 Alive Again 160
2016 A Day in the Life (DVD) 93
2016 The Similitude of a Dream 188
2016 The Blues Sessions 70
2015 The Making of ? (DVD) 294
2015 The Grand Experiment 289
2015 The Grand Experiment (Special Edition) 361
2015 More Songs from November 236
2015 Live in Athens, Israel and Poland (DVD) 150
2015 [Morse]fest 2014 LIVE (Special Edition) 222
2015 Neal Morse Christmas Concert 163
2015 Morefest 2014 131
2015 The Sola Scriptura Sessions (DVD) 194
2015 Acoustic Sketches 130
2014 Songs From November 348
2014 The Momentum Demos 140
2014 Live in India (DVD) 125
2014 The Kaleidoscope Demos Part 1 128
2014 The Kaleidoscope Demos Part 2 127
2013 Live Momentum (box set) 344
2013 Acoustic/Live in Mexico City 124
2013 5 Loaves and 3 Fishes 293
2013 Momentum Live in LA 131
2013 Get in the Boat 64
2012 Momentum 401
2012 Cover 2 Cover 422
2012 A Proggy Christmas-The Prog World Orchestra 332
2012 Iso Soitto Festival (DVD) 129
2011 Testimony 2 375
2011 Testimony 2 - Live in Los Angeles 301
2011 A Proggy Christmas 266
2011 Testimony 2...For You (DVD) 106
2010 Worship Sessions Vol. 5: Mighty to Save 281
2009 So Many Roads-Live in Europe (live) 338
2009 Worship Sessions Vol. 4: The River 284
2008 Sola Scriptura And Beyond (DVD) 355
2008 Worship Sessions Volume III: Secret Place 608
2008 Lifeline 909
2008 Lifeline (Bonus Disc) 353
2008 STARLESS and Other Stuff (EP) 226
2007 Sola Scriptura 969
2007 Songs From The Highway 397
2007 ? Live 371
2007 One Demos 353
2007 Sing It High (A Collection Of Singles) 407
2007 Acoustic Sunrise 231
2006 Question (?) 765
2006 Cover To Cover 538
2006 Worship Sessions Volume II: Send the Fire 339
2006 Neal Morse's Bavarian Polka Odyssey 700
2006 Hodgepodge 334
2005 Worship Sessions Volume I: Lead Me Lord 337
2005 God Won't Give Up 304
2004 One 883
2004 Testimony Live (DVD) 602
2003 Testimony 939
2003 Plays Pink Floyd 245
2003 The Transatlantic Demos 243
2001 It's Not Too Late 609
2000 Merry Christmas From The Morse Family 525
1999 Neal Morse 682

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