This is Spock’s Beard’s last album with Neal Morse and some say it is their best. SNOW is the only concept album the Beard ever made and is considered to be among the prog world’s great classic albums. This version comes in a deluxe package and contains 3 original demos including the Overture and “Wind at my Back”.
1. Made Alive 2. Overture 3. Stranger In A Strange Land 4. Long Time Suffering 5. Welcome to NYC 6. Love Beyond Words 7. The 39th Street Blues (I’m Sick) 8. Devil’s Got My Throat 9. Open Wide The Flood Gates 10. Open the Gates Part 2 11. Solitary Soul 12. Wind at my Back
1. Second Overture 2. 4th of July 3. I’m the Guy 4. Reflection 5. Carie 6. Looking for answers 7. Freak Boy 8. All Is Vanity 9. I’m Dying 10. Freak Boy Part 2 11. Devil’s Got My Throat Reprise 12. Snow’s Night Out 13. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mister Ryo Okumoto On The Keyboards 14. I Will Go 15. Made Alive again/Wind at my Back
1. Snow Overture 2. Snow Demo Excerpt 3. Wind at My Back
Neal Morse has jumped over his own shadow. “Until now I’ve always been absolutely against making a concept album,” he admits. “It’s so difficult getting the lyrics and the music into the proper balance, and so hard to really combine these two worlds into one unit. But in this particular case I felt that we had a story linking all of our new songs and needed enough room to make something really special.” Morse is speaking about Spock’s Beard’s new double album Snow, a monumental work with over 26 songs and more than 115 (!!) minutes of playing time. Snow is certainly not for the superficial, musical fast-food loving fan. However, for fans of passionately played, diversely arranged, orchestrated rock, this album will open up a world into which one can happily plunge and, for almost two hours, leave the horrors of today’s one-dimensional music landscape far, far behind. So it’s no wonder that drummer legend Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) spoke about Snow so enthusiastically in the July 2002 edition of the French ´Rock Hard` magazine: “I think that Spock’s Beard’s seven year career has been continuously developing and leading up to this album. Snow is an exemplary concept album in the tradition of The Who´s Tommy or Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and has earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath as these classics in the annals of Rock’ n ‘Roll.”