Spock's Beard (album)

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Spock's Beard
Studio album by Spock's Beard
Released November 21, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Progressive rock
Length 77:15
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Spock's Beard
Spock's Beard chronology
Gluttons for Punishment
(2005)
Spock's Beard
(2006)
Live
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Storm (8.6/10)[1]
Rock Hard 8.5/10 stars[2]

Spock's Beard is the eponymous ninth studio album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard.

On September 21, 2006, Dave Meros added the tentative tracklist to the band's website, and said the following regarding the album's title: "As you probably know by now, we're calling our 9th studio release simply 'Spock's Beard.' No big heavy reasoning behind that, really, it just seemed like a cool thing to do. (Of course, you are more than welcome to help us invent some heavy philosophical or hidden meaning so we'll have something interesting to say in interviews...)

"There are a few cool song titles that could have become the CD title (see below) but we've done that a lot before. Then there is the obvious 'SB9' and its variations, or the clever play on words thing, like 'nein' or 'asinine' or something like that."[3]

Like its predecessors "A Guy Named Sid" (from Feel Euphoria) and "A Flash Before My Eyes" (from Octane), the individual sections of "As Far as the Mind Can See" are divided into separate tracks on the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "On a Perfect Day" (Nick D'Virgilio, Alan Morse, Stan Ausmus, John Boegehold) – 7:47
  2. "Skeletons at the Feast" (Dave Meros, Boegehold) – 6:33
  3. "Is This Love" (D'Virgilio) – 2:51
  4. "All That's Left" (Meros, Boegehold) – 4:45
  5. "With Your Kiss" (D'Virgilio) – 11:46
  6. "Sometimes They Stay, Sometimes They Go" (Morse, Ausmus) – 4:31
  7. "The Slow Crash Landing Man" (Meros, Boegehold) – 5:47
  8. "Wherever You Stand" (D'Virgilio, Ryo Okumoto) – 5:09
  9. "Hereafter" (Okumoto, Boegehold) – 5:01
  10. "As Far as the Mind Can See" (Meros, Boegehold) – 16:58
    • I. "Dreaming in the Age of Answers" – 4:49
    • II. "Here's a Man" – 3:28
    • III. "They Know We Know" – 3:18
    • IV. "Stream of Unconsciousness" – 5:23
  11. "Rearranged" (D'Virgilio) – 6:07

Personnel[edit]

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

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Metal Storm review
  2. ^ Borrink, Mike. "Rock Hard". issue 235. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Spock's Beard's Official Website [1] Accessed 30 September 2006