Neal Morse is a singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $ 2 million.
Being a young musician, Neal’s dream was, like many others, to be successful in the world of pop music. But as the years passed, Neal fought in Los Angeles as a singer and songwriter and finally realized that his dream was not going to come true. Avoiding conventional wisdom, Morse Deicide bravely devotes himself to progressive rock, music that was really in his heart. A dark and competitive genre that offered little chance of commercial success.
Not intimidated, he formed his brother Alan “Spock’s Beard” and recorded their first album “The Light” with all the money they could get. Despite the odds was a great success and brought them attention in the community of this small genre.
Over the next 10 years, Spock’s Beard produced 10 acclaimed albums and 2 DVD’s scaling to the pinnacle of progressive rock. Neal also produced 6 albums and 3 DVD’s with Transatlantic, a supergroup formed with the pioneers of the genre.
Morse realized that Christianity was the fulfillment of his spiritual quest. His decision was gradual and sudden, and like many others, completely unexpected. As he continued, his path revealed something his heart had always wanted. He also found that his career did not match well with his faith. Spiritual tension and commercial success finally culminated in “Snow” (2002), the masterpiece of Spock’s Beard and the farewell music for Neal.
This extraordinary rock opera, composed by Morse, was praised as the best of the group. But it was the end of an era. Neal felt that God called him out of his former musical life into the unknown. He made an agonizing decision to leave Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic.
Then Neal began working on the most ambitious musical project of his entire career. “Testimony” (2003) tells his musical and spiritual journey in music and letters. 2 CD’s containing more than two hours of music in one continuous piece. In terms of the genre the album covers from gospel to hard rock, from classical to contemporary pop.
Neal’s next album was a progressive rock conceptual album called “One”. Mike Portnoy returned to record the drums (In what is arguably his best recording and Randy George, a bass player making a great and rapid progress.) Also, legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy joined them, resulting in a very focused sound towards the band, More similar to his work with Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic. Following the tradition of “Snow” and “Testimony”, “One” turned out to be epic orientation and sublime by nature.
For his third progressive rock album, Morse took a different approach artistically. His journey is a timeless quest to find the biblical dwelling of God. For this project, Neal worked with more progressive stars including Mike Portnoy and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Rovin Stolt (Flower Kings, Transatlantic) and Steve Hackett (Genesis)
Neal’s next album turns out to be the most audacious and controversial. In “Sola Scriptura” (2007), Morse tells a macabre story about humanity and how it elevates itself to the level of gods. Less than three months later, Neal completed “Lifeline” (2008).