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On March 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Metal Blade” album released “Day for Night”, the fourth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Nick D’Virgilio and Ryo Okumoto.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse – lead vocals, piano, all synths, acoustic guitar
  • Alan Morse – vocals, electric guitar, Mellotron
  • Dave Meros – vocals, bass
  • Nick D’Virgilio – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ryo Okumoto – Hammond organ, mellotron
  • John Garr – saxophone
  • Joy Worland – French horn
  • Eric Brenton, Tom Tally, John Krovoza – string section
  • Byron House – string bass, cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, except where noted.

  1. Day for Night
  2. Gibberish
  3. Skin
  4. The Distance to the Sun
  5. Crack the Big Sky
  6. The Gypsy
  7. Can’t Get It Wrong – Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, Neal Morse
  8. The Healing Colors of Sound
  9. The Healing Colors of Sound Pt. 1
  10. My Shoes
  11. Mommy Comes Back
  12. Ley It Down
  13. The Healing Colors of Sound Pt. 2
  14. My Shoes (revisited)

On October 4, 2019.

On October 4, 2019, “Mascot Label Group” label released “Third Degree”, the third Flying Colors studio album. It was recorded in December 2016, and December 2018, at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida, and was produced by Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse and Dave LaRue.

Personnel:

  • Casey McPherson – lead vocals, guitar
  • Neal Morse – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Mike Portnoy – vocals, drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Steve Morse – lead guitar
  • Dave LaRue – bass guitar
  • Chris Carmichael – strings, string arrangement
  • Bill Evans – executive producer, HPAR, post-production engineer
  • Rich Mouser – mixing, mastering
  • Jerry Guidroz – recording engineer
  • Brian Moritz – recording engineer
  • Thomas Cuce – recording engineer
  • Matthew Parmenter – recording engineer
  • Bouchra Azizy – additional digital editing

Track listing:

  1. The Loss Inside
  2. More
  3. Cadence
  4. Guardian
  5. Last Train Home
  6. Geronimo
  7. You Are Not Alone
  8. Love Letter
  9. Crawl

On August 27, 2002.

On August 27, 2002, “InsideOut Music” label released “Snow”, the sixth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 2002, at “Lawnmower and Garden Supply” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, and Nick D’Virgilio.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse- lead vocals, piano, synths, acoustic guitar
  • Alan Morse– vocals, electric guitars, cello
  • Ryo Okumoto- Hammond organ, mellotron, Jupiter 8, Minimoog, vocoder
  • Dave Meros– vocals, bass, French horn
  • Nick D’Virgilio– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Chris Carmichael- violin, viola, cello
  • Jim Hoke- saxophone, clarinet, autoharp
  • Neil Rosengarden- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Molly Pasutti- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse except where noted.

  1. Made Alive/Overture
  2. Stranger in a Strange Land
  3. Long Tie Suffering
  4. Welcome to NYC
  5. Love Beyond Words
  6. The 39th Street Blues (I’m Sick)
  7. Devil’s Got My Throat
  8. Open Wide the Flood Gates
  9. Open the gates Pt. 2
  10. Solitary Soul – Alan Morse, Neal Morse
  11. Wind at My Back
  12. Second Overture – Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, Nick D’ Virgilio
  13. 4th of July – Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, Nick D’Virgilio
  14. I’m the Guy
  15. Reflection
  16. Carie
  17. Looking for Answers – Nick D’Virgilio
  18. Freak Boy
  19. All Is Vanity
  20. I’m Dying
  21. Freak Boy Pt. 2
  22. Devil’s Got My Throat Revisited
  23. Snow Night Out
  24. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mister Ryo Okumoto on the Keyboards
  25. I Will Go
  26. Made Alive Again/Wind at My Back

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Metal Blade” released “The Kindness of Strangers”, the third Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Neal Morse.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse– lead vocals, piano, synths, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Alan Morse– vocals, electric guitar, cello, Mellotron
  • Dave Meros– vocals, bass guitar
  • Nick D’Virgilio– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ryo Okumoto– Hammond organ, Mellotron

 Track listing:                                                  

All tracks by Neal Morse except where noted.

  1. The Good Don’t Last
  • Introduction
  • The Good Don’t Last
  • The Radiant Is
  1. In the Mouth of Madness
  2. Cakewalk on Easy Street
  3. June
  4. Strange World
  5. Harm’s Way
  6. Flow – Neal Morse, Tony Ray
  • True Believer
  • A Constant Flow of Sound
  • Into the Source

On April 2, 2013.

On April 2, 2013, “InsideOut Music” and “Century Media” labels released “Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep”, the eleventh Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at “The Mouse House” in Altadena, CA, and was produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold.

Personnel:

  • Ted Leonard— lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Alan Morse— electric and acoustic guitars, pedal and lap steel guitar, mandolin, autoharp, backing vocals
  • Ryo Okumoto— organ, mellotron, piano, synths, clavinet, vocoder
  • Dave Meros— bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Keegan— drums, percussion, timpani, backing vocals
  • Neal Morse— additional guitar
  • Stan Ausmus — additional guitar
  • John Boegehold — vocoder
  • Craig Eastman — violin, viola, hurdy-gurdy
  • Rich Mouser – engineering, mixing, mastering

Track listing:

  1. Hiding Out – Ted Leonard
  2. I Know Your Secret – Dave Meros, John Boegehold
  3. A Treasure Abandoned – John Boegehold, Alan Morse
  4. Submerged – Ted Leonard
  5. Afterthoughts – Alan Morse, Neal Morse, Ted Leonard
  6. Something Very Strange – John Boegehold
  7. Waiting for Me – Alan Morse, Neal Morse

On June 11, 2002.

On June 11, 2002, “InsideOut Music” label released “It’s Not Too Late”, the second Neal Morse album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Neal Morse.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse- voice, keyboards, guitars
  • Nick D’Virgilio, Jordan Zimmerman- drums
  • Brad Wetmore – bass
  • Greg Westall – guitar
  • Chris Carmichael- strings
  • Letty Jones – French horn
  • Jim Hoke, Neil Rosengarden – horns
  • Susanne Christian, Debbie Bresee – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse.

  1. It’s Not Too Late
  2. All the Young Girls Cry
  3. Leah
  4. The Angels Will Remember
  5. So Long Goodbye Blues
  6. The Change
  7. Broken Homes
  8. Oh Angie
  9. The Eyes of the World (George’s Song)
  10. Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Like Me
  11. I Am Your Father
  12. Something Blue
  13. The Wind and the Rain

 

On January 27, 2014.

On January 27, 2014, “Inside Out Music” label released “Kaleidoscope”, the fourth  Transatlantic studio album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse— keyboards, acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Roine Stolt— electric guitars, vocals, percussion, additional keyboards
  • Pete Trewavas— bass guitar, vocals
  • Mike Portnoy— drums, vocals
  • Chris Carmichael— cello
  • Rich Mouser— pedal steel guitar
  • Daniel Gildenlöw— special guest vocals
  • Rich Mouser — mixing
  • Jerry Guidroz — engineering
  • Thomas Ewerhard — design, layout
  • Per Nordin — Transatlantic Ship
  • Joey Pippin — band photos
  • Jerry Guidroz — Kaleidoscope photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas, except where noted.

  1. Into the Blue
  • Overture
  • The Dreamer and the Healer
  • A New Beginning
  • Written in Your Heart
  • The Dreamer and the Healer (reprise)
  1. Black as the Sky
  2. Beyond the Sky
  3. Kaleidoscope
  • Overture
  • Ride the Lightning
  • Black Gold
  • Walking the Road
  • Desolation Days
  • Lemon Looking Glass
  • Ride the Lightning (reprise)

 

On April 2, 2003.

On April 2, 2003, “Radiant Records” label released “The Transatlantic Demos”, album of demo tracks by Neal Morse. It was recorded 1992-2000, and was produced by Neal Morse.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse- , composer, guitars, synth, piano, organ, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse.

  1. Hanging in the Balance
  2. Working on Mystery Train (on a bus)
  3. We All Need Some Light
  4. Dance with the Devil
  5. Working on Piano Solo in “All of the Above”
  6. Bridge Across Forever
  7. Full Moon Rising

 

On February 10, 2015.

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On February 10, 2015, “Inside Out Records” label released “The Grand Experiment”, the debut Neal Morse Band studio album.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse- vocals, keyboards, guitars
  • Mike Portnoy- drums, backing vocals
  • Randy George- bass, backing vocals
  • Eric Gillette – guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Bill Hubauer – keyboards, lead and backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette.

  1. The Call
  2. The Grand Experiment
  3. Waterfall
  4. Agenda
  5. Alive Again

Bonus Disc

  1. New Jerusalem (Freedom Is Coming)
  2. Doomsday Destiny
  3. MacArthur Park” (Arrangedby Bill Hubauer; original version written by Jimmy Webb)
  4. The Creation (Live at Morsefest)
  5. Reunion – (Live at Morsefest)