X (Spock's Beard album)
|Studio album by Spock's Beard|
|Recorded||2009 - 2010|
|Studio||The Mouse House in Altadena, California and Clear Lake Audio in North Hollywood, California|
|Spock's Beard chronology|
X is the tenth studio album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard. Similar to what Marillion did for Anoraknophobia, the album was funded by pre-orders of a limited edition of the album before the album was recorded. Those who ordered the album's "Ultra Package" had their names listed in the CD booklet and included as part of the track "Their Names Escape Me", which is exclusive to the limited edition. The album was released independently in May 2010. A retail and digital release with Mascot Records was released in August 2010. This album is the last studio album recorded with Nick D'Virgilio performing lead vocals, who left the band on November 18, 2011 to focus on other commitments. He rejoined the band in 2017, returning to his former role as drummer.
|1.||"Edge of the In-Between"||John Boegehold||Dave Meros||10:30|
|2.||"The Emperor's Clothes"||Alan Morse||A. Morse, Neal Morse, Larry Kutcher||6:01|
|4.||"From the Darkness
|5.||"The Quiet House"||Boegehold||Meros||9:13|
|6.||"Their Names Escape Me"||Boegehold||Boegehold, Meros||8:51|
|7.||"The Man Behind the Curtain"||A. Morse||A. Morse, Stan Ausmus||7:44|
|8.||"Jaws of Heaven
The above track listing is for the special edition. There are a few changes with the standard edition:
- "The Emperor's Clothes" and "Kamikaze" are swapped over in the track listing.
- "From the Darkness" has a slightly longer running time of 17:09.
- "Their Names Escape Me" is not included.
- Nick D'Virgilio – lead and backing vocals, drums, additional guitars
- Alan Morse – guitars, backing vocals
- Ryo Okumoto – keyboards
- Dave Meros – bass guitar, backing vocals, additional keyboards
- Stan Ausmus - songwriting
- John Boegehold – additional keyboards, guitar, vocals, songwriting
- Jimmy Keegan – backing vocals