Prime Cuts, Vol. 2
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||Zig Zags||Steve Morse||4:06||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||On Fire (with School of the Arts)||Steve Morse||4:29||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Bar Hopping With Mr. Picky (with Jordan Rudess)||Steve Morse||4:13||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Ghost of the Bayou||Steve Morse||3:05||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Mood for a Day||Steve Morse||2:51||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Truthola||Steve Morse||5:06||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Portrait (with School of the Arts)||Steve Morse||5:48||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Great Mountain Spirits||Steve Morse||4:19||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Midnight Daydream||Steve Morse||4:47||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Red Barchetta (with James LaBrie & James Murphy)||Steve Morse||5:44||£0.79||View in iTunes|
One of rock guitar's most respected — yet seemingly ofttimes overlooked — players is certainly Steve Morse. While he's best known for his stints with such bands as the Dixie Dregs, Kansas, and Deep Purple, Morse has also issued albums on his own, as well as a multitude of collaborations and appearances on tribute albums — quite a few of which are collected on the 2009 compilation, Prime Cuts, Vol. 2. Now, don't be fooled — this is not a proper career-encompassing "Morse best-of," as it merely collects standouts from recordings he's done over the years for the Magna Carta label. But for a taster of modern-day Morse, Prime Cuts, Vol. 2 certainly contains some technique-heavy six-string work, especially on such tracks as "Zig Zags" and "Portrait," and how about a tribute to the undisputed forefathers of prog metal, Rush, with a reading of "Red Barchetta" (which features Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie behind the mike)? For a potpourri of modern-day Morse, Prime Cuts, Vol. 2 is certainly worth a listen.
Born: 28 July 1954 in Hamilton, OH
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s