Release Date: 2000

Track Listing
1)  All Of The Above: Full Moon Rising / October Winds / Camouflaged In Blue / Half Alive / Undying Love / Full Moon Reprise
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3)  Mystery Train
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4)  My New World
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5)  In Held ('Twas) In I
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Member: torch989
Date: 1/1/2000


This is a great album - definitely a big favorite of mine. I can't remember a more progressive rock album than this in a long while. "All of the Above" is brilliant.I'm a fan of these guys' main bands. I would definitely recommend The Kindness of Strangers (Spock's Beard) and Tales From the Greenhouse (Flower Kings). I've been a big Marillion fan for a long time and, with Marillion, there is too much to recommend.Anyway Roine is very Howeish in style (very subtle, yet powerful). They toured in support of this album, and they were unbelievable live!!!!! All are extremely accomplished and delivered the set with power (the whole album, with the exception of "In Held ('Twas) In I"). Starting out with the Epic 30-minute "All of the Above," they constantly refer to Close to the Edge being a major inspiration.In closing for those who care, there will be a Transatlantic second album later this year.
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Member: senor_q
Date: 1/2/2000


Just wanted to state, I got the album yesterday at Borders (I was surprised to see they had it) and it kicks ass.Sure, it's slightly derivative, especially of Close to the Edge (ok, VERY derivative), but they add enough of their own flair to the music that I see the obvious display of influence as a sort of homage to Yes. Of course, it doesn't come close to approaching CttE or Relayer in their perfection or composition, but the music on the album (especially the first and last songs) draws you in and keeps you hooked through the longer songs.Only five songs on a 78-minute CD - and intelligent prog rock at that! Great musicianship, too. That's what I like to see. I'd even go as far as to say that this is one of the best prog-rock efforts in years (at least, it's closer to classic Yes in style than most recent Yes releases).
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Member: ElectrifiedFairytale
Date: 1/3/2000


I have kinda mixed feelings about this one. I'm a big fan of DT, Marillion, Flower Kings and Spock's Beard. I bought it mainly because of this, expecting a great album. But personally I'm kinda disappointed, because it sounds too Spock Beard-ish; the bombastic intros to the songs; the occasional catchy pop riff without making it a pop song; Neal Morse's circus sounding keyboards etc. You can see Neal Morse all over the place without letting the other musicians really shine... But check it out yourself and be your own judge.
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Member: ffroyd (Profile) (All Album Reviews by ffroyd)
Date: 1/4/2000
Format: CD (Album)

What can I say about this album? Well, first of all, I had been following this project since I first heard about it on the internet a year ago. I was just starting to get into Spock's Beard at the time and it was very cool to see that one of their members was going to be playing with some great musicians that I've respected for a while. As time went by, I heard more and more about the project and the news was that this was going to be bigger than anyone expected. I began to worry that they were cranking up the hype machine a bit too much. When the sound samples were released on the internet I was a bit disappointed. I didn't realize then that you can't tell how good an album will be by hearing 30 second MP3 clips. I went out and bought it and I was floored. From the first listening, this album became one of my favorites of all time. I won't go into a lengthy description of the album because if you are into prog-rock at all, you already own it. I had originally bought the Radiant release but a few weeks later I got the limited edition import with the extra CD. For those who only have the Radiant version, you aren't really missing too much. The versions of "My New World" and "We All Need Some Light" are excellent, but "Oh Darlin'" and "Honkey Tonk Women" are just short studio outtakes. The interactive section is a 15 minute movie of them working in the studio.,
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Member: kid_runningfox (Profile) (All Album Reviews by kid_runningfox)
Date: 7/8/2003
Format: CD (Album)

Here's another one of my ocassional Amazon reviews:
I had high hopes for this album when I got it (I was already very familiar with the work of Portnoy, Morse and Trewavas)... and just for once they were fulfilled!!!

Forgive me the hyperbole but this has to be one of the best prog albums EVER. Fantastic playing (Trewavas in particular is a revelation) singing and crystal-clear production. That said, however, Roine Stolt's voice is definitely an acquired taste...

Nevertheless, what more could one ask for? (Apart from decent lyrics- are you reading this Neal Morse?) Difficult to pick out a highlight, though for a change I actually prefer the shorter tracks to the longer ones- "We All Need Some Light" being especially sweet. Simply brilliant, but then I think you'd guessed that I liked it by now, hadn't you?!!!
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Member: maribor (Profile) (All Album Reviews by maribor)
Date: 4/21/2006
Format: CD (Album)

There have been many wonderful things said about this album, but most reviews were concerned with the music. I'll be focusing on the lyrics. Not many people appreciate what great lyricists Neal Morse and Roine Stolt really are.

The first song is an amazing piece that describes a werewolves journey through Scotland (hence the title “Full Moon Rising”). The path is damp and the weathers cold (it's October, its Scotland and it's windy; what did you expect?). Obviously since there is a full moon our hero turns into a werewolf and when he comes to, he steals some clothes to cover his disgraceful body. Later, he meets a vampire, and here Morse humorously twists the name "undead" (what vampires are usually called) into "half alive". Quite ingenious! The vampire tells him the story of his undead girlfriend. After a month elapses, a full moon rises again; and you know the rest. What a ride this song is!

“We All Need Some Light” sees Morse in the role of Jesus, preaching to us lost souls. Many people would think that old Neal is a bit full of himself but I was sold. Preach away Neal!

“Mystery train”. The title itself suggests that something terrible will happen in this song. And it does.

“My New World” is the only song where Morse didn’t write the lyrics; but Stolt is just as much of a craftsman as his friend. The amazing imagery and poetic language he, with his words, is quite staggering. "Now she's a loner, now she's a stoner": Doesn't that just hark back the good old summer nights, twisting by the pool?

The last song I find to be very bland. I don't understand why they would do a cover song of a band that is inferior. And don't get me started on the lyrics! While the lyrics really draw a person's attention, I feel that the music that accompanies fits perfectly.

I wouldn't recommend this album to my 10 year-old cousin, however. This is some scary sh!t.
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