ARTIST:

SPOCK'S BEARD

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

(1997)
LABEL:

METAL BLADE RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Old School
"Third album of Spock's Beard, "The Kindness Of Strangers" remains one of the best albums of this band that some consider as a monument of progressive rock."
BATRIC (15.04.2004)  
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Third album of Spock's Beard, The Kindness Of Strangers remains one of the best albums of this band that some consider as a monument of progressive rock. Less experimental than some of the productions of this leading band, this opus relies above all on the emotion and the rise in power of the ambiences, causing a large number of emotions from the first to the last of the 7 tracks that compose it.

One of the first things that stand out is the feeling of Neal Morse's voice. If he has been recognized for a long time as an excellent singer, his voice does here an extraordinary work which contributes for much to the magic of the whole. Then, one will appreciate the disappearance of the experiments with several voices which, although being a trademark of this band, would not have had their place on what remains without any doubt a major homage to the progressive rock of the 70's.

"June" or "Harm's Way" will bring you directly back to the middle of the 70's, with an interpretation worthy of a Genesis or a Yes. "Cakewalk On Easy Street", typical of Spock's Beard, reassures you on the band's own personality and, in fact, each track, different from the others, will touch you by its character giving you always different sensations but always hitting the bull's eye.

The Kindness Of Strangers is clearly different from its two predecessors, showing again the evolution capacities of a band that is only at its beginnings. The future will show that all has not been said yet and that the potential of Spock's Beard was only at its beginnings.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. The Good Don't Last - 10:05
02. In The Mouth Of Madness - 04:45
03. Cakewalk On Easy Street - 05:01
04. June - 05:29
05. Strange World - 04:20
06. Harm's Way - 11:05
07. Flow - 15:49

LINEUP:
Alan Morse: Chant / Guitares
Dave Meros: Chant / Basse
Neal Morse: Chant / Guitares / Claviers
Nick D'Virgilio: Chant / Batterie
Ryo Okumoto: Claviers
   
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