NEAL MORSE - Songs From November

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk/Folkrock, Country | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: InsideOut | Autor: MaB

Neal Morse's productive power seems almost inexhaustible: the former Spock's Beard boss used the break before the release of the Transatlantic CD "Kaleidoscope" to write new songs. Most of them were created in November last year. "Songs From November" is not a prog album, however, but follows on from his two solo works "Neal Morse" and "It's Not Too Late". The decisive factor for this change of direction was that the 54-year-old US-American wanted to make an album in the style of Jackson Browne and Graham Nash for a change. At the good-humoured "Whatever Days" and the hearty piano ballad "The Way Of Love" he also brought in some subtle soul influences. Three pieces are dispensable, which are autobiographical ("Daddy's Daughter") or religious ("Heaven Smiled", "When Things Slow Down") and can't fully convince in composition. Morse's outstanding songwriting talent flashes on "Tell Me Anabelle", which could also come from the estate of Kevin Gilbert, in whose studio he recorded for years.

Top track: The Way Of Love

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