One (Neal Morse album)

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One
Morse one.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 2004
RecordedThe Morse House, Nashville, Tennessee 2004
GenreProgressive rock
Length79:55
39:14 (Bonus disc)
LabelInsideOut Music
ProducerBill Evans and Neal Morse
Neal Morse chronology
Testimony Live (DVD)
(2004)
One
(2004)
God Won't Give Up
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Tollbooth(Extremely positive)[1]
Allmusic3/5 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.TitleWriter(s)PartsLength
1."The Creation"Randy George, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy* I. "One Mind"
  • II. "In a Perfect Light"
  • III. "Where Are You?"
  • IV. "Reaching From the Heart"
18:23
2."The Man's Gone"Neal Morse 2:51
3."Author of Confusion"Randy George, Neal Morse 9:31
4."The Separated Man"Neal Morse* 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"Randy George, Neal Morse 4:56
    6."Help Me/The Spirit and the Flesh"Randy George, Neal Morse 11:14
    7."Father of Forgiveness"Neal Morse 5:47
    8."Reunion"Randy George, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy* I. "No Separation"
  • II. "Grand Finale"
  • III. "Make Us One"
  • 9:11
    Total length:79:52

    Bonus CD (special edition)[edit]

    No.TitleLength
    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]

    This is the track list as described by Neal Morse with bonus tracks in their original place.[3]

    No.TitleLength
    1."The Creation"18:22
    2."The Man's Gone"2:50
    3."Nothing to Believe"3:29
    4."Author of Confusion"9:30
    5."The Separated Man"17:58
    6."Cradle to the Grave"4:55
    7."Help Me/The Spirit and the Flesh"11:13
    8."King Jesus"4:48
    9."Father of Forgiveness"5:46
    10."Reunion"9:11
    Total length:92:28

    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