STEVE MORSE - Solo Retrospective Out Now Page 2
by Martin Popoff

"Actually, yeah. In fact, the next solo album that's going to be finished is one that I've been doing with an amazing female singer, Sarah Spencer, who is actually just a young girl (laughs). Well, I mean she's like 18. But she's just outstandingly talented, and she writes too. You know, we write stuff together. And when I started it, one of my friends was saying, 'Listen to this,' and I would roll my eyes, 'Oh my God.' I mean, I can't help anybody in this business - come on, you know. I don't know this business. I'm on the periphery of this business, if anything. But I did hear it, and I was kind of awestruck. Especially when I got to record her, in a studio. Her dad is a friend of mine, and he's a really good musician, and also a physician, doctor. For some reason I just wanted to hear some beautiful music, and sort of like in the style of Enya, which puts her in a sort of a category, but she's much more talented than just one category. So I've been debating whether to finish this album or not, in that same style."

"I don't know if it's going to hurt her career to have something in a certain pigeonhole, but I really like it. And I was just recording it with, like, that's what I want to hear. And I thought, for a certain kind of audience, that likes to hear beautiful music, it would be a great thing to order. But it's predominantly acoustic guitar, and nylon stringed guitar and clean electric guitars and stuff, and concentrating on the beautiful singing. But with guitar solos in it, which you wouldn't find in the real world (laughs)."

Additional to the Prime Cuts album is an 11 minute interview with Steve. As well, featured over the course of the album's nine tracks are performances by Terry Bozzio, Dave LaRue, James Murphy, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Van Romaine, Jordan Rudess, Billy Sheehan and Mark Wood. See for more.