Octane (album)

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Octane
Studio album by Spock's Beard
Released February 1, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Progressive rock
Length 55:49
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Spock's Beard
Spock's Beard chronology
Feel Euphoria
(2003)
Octane
(2005)
Gluttons for Punishment
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 3/5 stars[2]
Rock Hard 8.5/10 stars[3]

Octane is the eighth studio album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard, released in 2005. The first seven tracks form the multi-part epic "A Flash Before My Eyes".

A Special Edition release contained a second disc with more music and a video.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "A Flash Before My Eyes" – 31:12
    • "The Ballet of the Impact" (Dave Meros, John Boegehold) – 5:34
      1. "Prelude to the Past"
      2. "The Ultimate Quiet"
      3. "A Blizzard of My Memories"
    • "I Wouldn't Let It Go" (Alan Morse, Boegehold) – 4:53
    • "Surfing Down the Avalanche" (Nick D'Virgilio, Meros, Boegehold) – 3:43
    • "She Is Everything" (Meros, Boegehold) – 6:46
      1. "Strange What You Remember"
      2. "Words of Forever"
    • "Climbing Up That Hill" (Meros, Boegehold) – 3:31
    • "Letting Go" (Ryo Okumoto) – 1:52
    • "Of the Beauty of It All" (Meros, Boegehold) – 4:53
      1. "If I Could Paint a Picture"
      2. "Into the Great Unknowable"
  2. "NWC" (D'Virgilio) – 4:16
  3. "There Was a Time" (Morse, Boegehold) – 4:58
  4. "The Planet's Hum" (D'Virgilio, Morse, Stan Ausmus) – 4:42
  5. "Watching the Tide" (D'Virgilio) – 5:07
  6. "As Long As We Ride" (D'Virgilio, Morse, Boegehold) – 5:34

Disc Two (Special Edition Bonus Disc)[edit]

  1. "When She's Gone" (D'Virgilio, Meros, Boegehold) – 5:41
  2. "Follow Me to Sleep" (D'Virgilio, Boegehold) – 5:39
  3. "Game Face" (D'Virgilio, Okumoto) – 4:10
  4. "Broken Promise Land" (Morse, Boegehold) – 4:45
  5. "Listening to the Sky" (Okumoto) – 3:08

Extras from "A Flash Before My Eyes"

  1. "Someday I'll Be Found" (string quartet, Flash #2) – 1:04
  2. "I Was Never Lost" (background vocals, Flash #2) – 1:09
  3. "Paint Me a Picture" (pipe organ outtake from Flash) – 1:29

Video

  1. "The Formulation of Octane"

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Stan Ausmus – song co-writer
  • John Boegehold – song co-writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Octane - Spock's Beard | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Ling, Dave (February 2005). "Spock's Beard 'Octane'". Classic Rock 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 91. 
  3. ^ Rensen, Michael. "Rock Hard". issue 213. Retrieved 20 May 2013.