The Light (Spock's Beard album)

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The Light
Studio album by Spock's Beard
Released 1995
Genre Progressive rock
Length 57:03 (original)
72:21 (reissue)
Label Metal Blade
Radiant Records
Giant Electric Pea
Producer Spock's Beard and Neal Morse
Spock's Beard chronology
The Light
(1995)
Beware of Darkness
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard 10/10 stars[2]

The Light is the 1995 debut album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard. The album features two different covers—one for its domestic release, and one for its European release. "The Light" has since become Spock's Beard's signature song. The album has since been remastered and re-released by Radiant Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neal Morse except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "The Light
  • I. The Dream
  • II. One Man (Alan Morse, N. Morse)
  • III. Garden People
  • IV. Looking Straight into the Light
  • V. The Man in the Mountain
  • VI. Señor Valasco's Mystic Voodoo Love Dance
  • VII. The Return of the Horrible Catfish Man
  • VIII. The Dream"  
15:32
2. "Go the Way You Go"   12:07
3. "The Water
  • I. Introduction/The Water
  • II. When It All Goes to Hell
  • III. A Thief in the Night
  • IV. FU/I'm Sorry
  • V. The Water (Revisited)
  • VI. Runnin' the Race
  • VII. Reach for the Sky"  
23:10
4. "On the Edge"   6:14
Total length:
57:03
Bonus track on album reissue
No. Title Length
5. "The Light (Home Demo)"   15:18
Total length:
72:21

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Release details[edit]

  • 1995, USA, SynPhonic, CD
  • 1998, USA, Metal Blade ?, Release Date 8 September 1998, CD
  • 2001, USA, Giant Electric Pea GEPCD1017, Release Date 30 July 2001, CD
  • 2004, UK, SPV Records SPV08528200, Release Date 22 March 2004, CD
  • 2004, UK, SPV Records SPV08728208, Release Date 17 May 2004, CD (Cover artwork special edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "The Light - Spock's Beard | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Rensen, Michael. "Rock Hard". issue 115. Retrieved 20 May 2013.