One (Neal Morse album)

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One
Studio album by Neal Morse
Released November 2, 2004
Recorded The Morse House, Nashville 2004
Genre Progressive rock
Length 79:55
39:14 (bonus disc)
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Bill Evans and Neal Morse
Neal Morse chronology
Testimony Live (DVD)
(2004)
One
(2004)
Lead Me Lord (Worship Sessions Volume 1)
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Tollbooth (Extremely positive)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

One is a Christian progressive rock concept album by multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse. Released in 2004, this was released as both a single-CD album and a special edition double-CD with deleted tracks and cover songs.

The band is Neal, Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), and Randy George (Ajalon) with guest Phil Keaggy.

Track listing[edit]

Regular release[edit]

No. Title Parts Length
1. "The Creation"  
  • "I. One Mind"
  • "II. In a Perfect Light"
  • "III. Where Are You?"
  • "IV. Reaching From the Heart"
18:23
2. "The Man's Gone"     2:51
3. "Author of Confusion"     9:31
4. "The Separated Man"  
  • "I. I'm in a Cage"
  • "II. I Am the Man"
  • "III. The Man's Gone" (Reprise)
  • "IV. Something Within Me Remembers"
17:59
5. "Cradle to the Grave"     4:56
6. "Help Me / The Spirit and the Flesh"     11:14
7. "Father of Forgiveness"     5:47
8. "Reunion"  
  • "I. No Separation"
  • "II. Grand Finale"
  • "III. Make Us One"
9:11
Total length:
79:52

Bonus CD (special edition)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Back to the Garden"   4:26
2. "Nothing to Believe"   3:29
3. "Cradle to the Grave (Neals' Vocal)"   4:55
4. "King Jesus"   4:48
5. "What is Life?" (George Harrison) 4:28
6. "Where the Streets Have No Name" (U2) 5:46
7. "Day After Day" (Badfinger) 3:25
8. "Chris Carmichael's Aria"   1:07
9. "I'm Free/ Sparks" (The Who) 6:36
Total length:
39:14

Restored tracklist[edit]

Three tracks on the bonus CD were cut from the album and another bonus track was recorded but not part of the original sequence. This is the tracklist with those three tracks put into their location in the story.

No. Title Length
1. "The Creation"   18:22
2. "Back to the Garden"   4:26
3. "The Man's Gone"   2:50
4. "Nothing to Believe"   3:29
5. "Author of Confusion"   9:30
6. "The Separated Man"   17:58
7. "Cradle to the Grave"   4:55
8. "Help Me / The Spirit and the Flesh"   11:13
9. "King Jesus"   4:48
10. "Father of Forgiveness"   5:46
11. "Reunion"   9:11

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians and special guests[edit]

  • Phil Keaggy – Electric guitar solo in The Creation at 8:25, Acoustic guitar solo in The Man's Gone (Reprise), 2nd Lead Vocals on Cradle to the Grave.
  • Chris Carmichael – Violin, Viola, and Background Vocals
  • Gene Miller – Additional Vocals
  • Rick Altizer – Additional Vocals
  • Michael Thurman – French Horn
  • Rachel Rigdon – Violin
  • Hannah Vanderpool – Cello
  • Dave Jacques – String Bass
  • Jim Hoke – Saxophone
  • Neil Rosengarden – Trumpet
  • Bill Huber – Trombone
  • Glenn Caruba – Percussion
  • Aaron Marshall – Background Vocals
  • Missy Hale – Background Vocals

Release details[edit]

  • 2004, UK, Inside Out Music/Spv ?, Release Date 8 November 2004, CD
  • 2004, UK, Inside Out Music/Spv 6-93723-01182-0, Release Date 8 November 2004, CD (Special Edition 2 CD set)
  • 2004, USA, Radiant Records/Metal Blade ?, Release Date 2 November 2004, CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Review of The Phantom Tollbooth". tollbooth.org. 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "One - Neal Morse". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-02-20.