Neal Morse is a multi-instrumentalist who has a solo career that started with his 1999 self-titled solo debut. He is also known as a former member of the progressive rock band Spock's Beard and a current member of progressive rock band Transatlantic. Through his solo career, he is known as an innovator of the musical genre of Cprog, which is progressive rock with Christian themes.
Neal Morse was a founding member of Spock's Beard back when the band was formed in 1992. He also helped form the band Transatlantic in 1999.In 2002, he left both of the aforementioned bands after becoming a born-again Christian and having released the 2002 concept album by Spock's Beard which is "Snow". The events leading up to Neal Morse becoming a born-again Christian is detailed in his 2003 album "Testimony". Something else that influenced his conversion, which is detailed in "Testimony Live", was his daughter Jayda having been diagnosed with a hole in her heart; she turned out healthy after the ordeal after some prayer that Neal underwent. In 2009, Transatlantic reunited, and Neal Morse, along with the other three original members (Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas), contributed toward the line-up; they went on to record the band's third studio album, "The Whirlwind".
Selected solo discographyEdit
- Neal Morse (full-length, 1999)
- Merry Christmas from the Morse Family (full-length, 2000)
- It's Not Too Late (full-length, 2001)
- Testimony (full-length, 2003)
- Testimony Live (DVD, 2004)
- One (full-length, 2004)
- God Won't Give Up (full-length, 2005)
- Worship Sessions Volume I: Lead Me Lord (full-length, 2005)
- ? (full-length, 2005)
- Worship Sessions Volume II: Bring the Fire (full-length, 2006)
- Cover to Cover (cover album, 2006)
- Songs from the Highway (full-length, 2007)
- Sola Scriptura (full-length, 2007)
- Lifeline (full-length, 2008)
- Worship Sessions Volume III: Secret Place (full-length, 2008)
- Worship Sessions Volume IV: The River (full-length, 2009)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Neal Morse biography en.allexperts.com. Retrieved on 3-28-10.
- ↑ Spock's Beard biography home.swipenet.se. Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
- ↑ TransAtlantic FAQ planetizz.net. 2000-2002. Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
- ↑ Neal Morse discography timerime.com. Retrieved on 2010-03-29.
- ↑ Transatlantic Reunites For New Studio Album blabbermouth.net. 2010-04-16. Retrieved on 2010-03-29.
- ↑ Neal Morse Discography metalkingdom.net. Retrieved on 2010-03-29.
- ↑ Neal Morse information amarokprog.net. Retrieved on 2010-03-29.