Snow (Spock's Beard album)

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Snow
Studio album by Spock's Beard
Released August, 2002
Recorded Lawnmower And Garden Supply, Pasadena, CA
Genre Progressive rock
Length 1:43:41
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Neal Morse and Spock's Beard
Spock's Beard chronology
V
(2000)
Snow
(2002)
Feel Euphoria
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard 9/10 stars[2]

Snow is the sixth studio album of the progressive rock band Spock's Beard, and the final album with main songwriter and vocalist Neal Morse, who left immediately after the release of the album due to his conversion to Christianity. A double-CD concept album, Snow explores similar ground to classic concept albums like The Who's Tommy and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis. It was released in 2002 on InsideOut Music.

The CDs are done in the HDCD format.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neal Morse except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Made Alive / Overture" – 5:32
  2. "Stranger in a Strange Land" – 4:29
  3. "Long Time Suffering" – 6:03
  4. "Welcome to NYC" – 3:32
  5. "Love Beyond Words" – 3:24
  6. "The 39th Street Blues (I'm Sick)" – 4:05
  7. "Devil's Got My Throat" – 7:17
  8. "Open Wide the Flood Gates" – 6:14
  9. "Open the Gates Part 2" – 3:02
  10. "Solitary Soul" – 7:33
  11. "Wind at My Back" – 5:12

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Second Overture" – 3:47
  2. "4th of July" – 3:11
  3. "I'm the Guy" – 4:48
  4. "Reflection" - 2:49
  5. "Carie" – 3:06
  6. "Looking for Answers" (Nick D'Virgilio) – 5:17
  7. "Freak Boy" – 2:12
  8. "All Is Vanity" – 4:35
  9. "I'm Dying" – 5:09
  10. "Freak Boy Part 2" – 3:01
  11. "Devil's Got My Throat Revisited" – 1:55
  12. "Snow's Night Out" – 2:04
  13. "Ladies And Gentlemen, Mister Ryo Okumoto on the Keyboards" – 2:40
  14. "I Will Go" – 5:08
  15. "Made Alive / Wind at My Back" – 8:27

Disc three[edit]

The Special Limited Edition of this album contains a third disc, made of acoustic tracks, work-in-progress and a cover (South Side of the Sky, originally on the Yes album Fragile)

  1. "South Side of the Sky" (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire) – 9:11
  2. "The Good Don't Last/Open Wide the Flood Gates" (live acoustic) – 11:26
  3. "Working on 'Devil/Fiddly/Disco" – 4:41
  4. "Looking for Answers" (live acoustic) – 4:59
  5. "Stranger in a Strange Land demo" – 2:34
  6. "4 O'Clock" – 0:24
  7. "Working on Ryo's Solo" – 7:42
  8. "Lost Bass Solo" – 2:01
  9. "The Light" (live acoustic) – 6:08
  10. "Working on I Will Go" – 2:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Neal Morse - lead vocals, piano, synths, acoustic guitar
  • Alan Morse - electric guitars, vocals, cello
  • Ryo Okumoto - hammond organ, mellotron, jupiter 8, minimoog, vocoder
  • Dave Meros - bass, vocals, French horn
  • Nick D'Virgilio - drums, percussion, vocals, lead vocals on "Carie" and "Looking for Answers"
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Snow - Spock's Beard | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Rensen, Michael. "Rock Hard". issue 184. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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