One (Neal Morse album)

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One
Morse one.jpg
Studio album by Neal Morse
Released November 2, 2004
Recorded The Morse House, Nashville, Tennessee 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)
God Won't Give Up
(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 and his fourth studio album. 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 (Neal's 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 track list[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 track list with those three tracks put into their location in the story.[3]

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. "Father of Forgiveness"   5:46
10. "King Jesus"   4:48
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.
  3. ^ "Neal Morse 2004: One Under Construction", Inner Circle DVD July 2012, Radiant Records