Steve Morse's almost mythical musical capabilities need no introduction. Marrying blazing chops to a singular sense of hook writing creativity, his distinctive brand of rootsy American virtuosity has inspired generations of players to think outside of the pentatonic box. Morse is renowned for reeling off what he calls "un-guitaristic" lines of seemingly impossible complexity. These keyboard- and fiddle-inspired trademark phrases often consist of no more than a single note on any given string. This kind of one-note-per-string arpeggio picking is typically regarded as the domain of fingerpickers, not flatpickers. Yet the effortlessness with which Morse nails these gymnastic routines is the obvious clue that something mechanically magical is happening under the hood.
Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive-Rock music
Since I am not selfish, I want to share this LP "High tension wires" from virtuoso guitarist Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, The Dregs). If I could describe this work comes to me only one word: delicious.
Stand Up is the second studio album by the guitarist Steve Morse, released in 1985 by Elektra Records.Steve Morse's second album from his solo career named Stand up from 1985 is a natural continuation of what he did in Dixie Dregs (but less progressive)and with some moments who remind me of Kansas (Power era, who aswell feature Steve on guitar). The music , at least on this album is nothing realy progressive like he did with Dixie Dregs (only hints from that period is here) is more towards AOR with some elements of Kansas (the'80's) or even some hard rock numbers where the guitar of Steve realy did a good job.
Southern Steel is the fourth studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on February 5, 1991 through MCA Records.This one has a hard-rock feeling.. This album still blends various styles but in a more agressive way. The opening track is a boogie-hard rock tune typical of Watson's work, 'Southern Steel' recalls country, 'Wolf song' is a balad, 'Point counterpoint' is an acoustic eyeblink to Bach. Overall, this is a good album for all lovers of melodic guitar.
StressFest is the seventh studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on April 16, 1996.Stressfest from 1996 is a good jazz rock album where the guitar of Steve Morse shine almost on every piece. I like this album better then Stand up, ok is a diffrent decade, lots of changes between 1985 and 1996 in musical terms, the sound here is better, the guitar is more crunchy and has some brilliant moments, very uptempo pieces melted as always with some slower ones, some typical Morse signature on this album.
Coast to Coast is the fifth studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on June 9, 1992 through MCA Records. The album reached No. 30 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Out Standing in Their Field is the eleventh studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on September 29, 2009 through Eagle Rock Entertainment.
As with the other entries in the Magna Carta Prime Cuts series, the Steve Morse edition collects several standout recordings that the guitarist played on for the label. While this ten-track release (the last track being a video interview) should in no way, shape, or form be considered a Morse overview – not a single track from his Dixie Dregs or Deep Purple eras is included (as well as nada from most of his solo recordings) – Prime Cuts does serve as a kind of "unconventional taster" of Morse's playing. For example, you get a simply shredding rendition of Rush's never-ending instrumental "La Villa Strangiato," as well as some nifty acoustic guitar diddling on Yes' "The Clap." And while they may not be the best-known solo cuts from his career, tracks such as "Heightened Awareness" and "Busybodies" are indeed worthy showcases of Morse's vast guitar talents.