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Spock's Beard
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Spock's Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Neal played keyboards and was the lead vocalist, as well as being the primary songwriter before leaving the band in 2002 to pursue a solo career. Alan plays electric guitar. The pair teamed with fellow musicians Nick D'Virgilio (drums) and Dave Meros (bass) and released their debut album, The Light, in 1995. The quartet were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto. Neal Morse departed in 2002, with D'Virgilio taking over lead vocals until his departure in 2011.
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Spock's Beard — The Oblivion Particle Spock's Beard — The Oblivion Particle
(Inside Out Music IOMLTDCD 426, 2015, CD)
Spock's Beard — Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep Spock's Beard — Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
((Not on label) no#, 2013, 2CD)
Spock's Beard — The X Tour - Live Spock's Beard — The X Tour - Live
(Music Theories Recordings MTR 7357 2, 2012, 2CD)
Spock's Beard — X Spock's Beard — X
(Music Theories Recordings MTR 7324 2, 2010, CD)
Spock's Beard — Spock's Beard Spock's Beard — Spock's Beard
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 260, 2006, CD)
Spock's Beard — Gluttons for Punishment - Live in '05 Spock's Beard — Gluttons for Punishment - Live in '05
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 221, 2005, 2CD)
Spock's Beard — Octane Spock's Beard — Octane
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 198, 2005, CD)
Spock's Beard — Feel Euphoria Spock's Beard — Feel Euphoria
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 126, 2003, CD)
Spock's Beard — Snow Spock's Beard — Snow
(Metal Blade 3984-14406-2, 2002, 2CD)
Spock's Beard — V Spock's Beard — V
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 063, 2000, CD)
Spock's Beard — Day for Night Spock's Beard — Day for Night
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 034, 1999, CD)
Spock's Beard — From the Vault Spock's Beard — From the Vault
(Radiant RA-005, 1998, CD)
Spock's Beard — The Kindness of Strangers Spock's Beard — The Kindness of Strangers
(Metal Blade 3984-14165-2, 1997, CD)
Spock's Beard — The Beard Is out There (AKA Official Live Bootleg) Spock's Beard — The Beard Is out There (AKA Official Live Bootleg)
(Inside Out Music IOMCD031, 1996/1998, CD)
Spock's Beard — Beware of Darkness Spock's Beard — Beware of Darkness
(Giant Electric Pea GEPCD 1018, 1996, CD)
Spock's Beard — The Light Spock's Beard — The Light
(Metal Blade 3984-14181-2, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Progfest '95 Various Artists — Progfest '95
(Musea FGBG 4180.AR, 1995/1996, 2CD)

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