Official Live Bootleg/The Beard Is out There

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Official Live Bootleg / The Beard is Out There
Live album by Spock's Beard
Released 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Progressive rock
Length 66:17 (US)
72:18 (EUR)
Label Metal Blade
Spock's Beard chronology
Beware of Darkness
(1996)Beware of Darkness1996
Official Live Bootleg/The Beard is Out There
The Kindness of Strangers
(1998)The Kindness of Strangers1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Official Live Bootleg is the third album and first live album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard. It was released in 1996, with a European release under the title The Beard Is out There in 1998.

The original North American release consisted of the four tracks from the band's debut album The Light, with the fifth song, "Thoughts" coming from their second album, Beware of Darkness. The European release added a sixth track coming from the band's rarity collection From the Vaults, originally also from Beware of Darkness.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Neal Morse, except where noted.

  1. "The Light" (N. Morse/Alan Morse) – 16:19
  2. "Go the Way You Go" – 12:40
  3. "Thoughts" – 7:05
  4. "The Water" – 23:12
  5. "On the Edge" – 7:01
    • Extra track added to European release
  6. "Fire/Waste Away" – 6:01



  1. ^ White, David (2011). "Official Bootleg - Spock's Beard | AllMusic". Retrieved 22 August 2011.