Our Favorite Steve Morse Band Albums

Steve Morse Band Albums

Our Steve Morse Band Albums Ranked and Complete Discography list looks at the career of quite possibly the hardest-working guitar player in rock and roll. Not many guitar players have been part of so many classic rock groups while also celebrating such a phenomenal solo career. Most of us old rock and roll fans first discovered Steve Morse’s talents when he was the guitarist in the great rock and roll fusion band the Dixie Dregs, who were also, at times, just known as the Dregs. Others first discovered Steve Morse’s genius when he became the guitarist in Kansas in the 1980s. And, of course, many more fans first learned of Steve Morse’s talents when he joined Deep Purple. Steve Morse didn’t just join Kansas and Deep Purple for short periods. He spent many years with both groups, touring and recording with them.

Besides his work with the Dixie Dregs, Kansas, and Deep Purple, Steve Morse has also put together some great fusion bands like Flying Colors, Angelfire, and Living Loud. Of course, he has also made guest appearances on hundreds of other rock and roll albums. Starting to get the picture of the hardest-working guitarist in rock and roll?

With so many collaborative efforts, we thought we would narrow this list to just the albums Steve Morse released with his group called The Steve Morse Band. We are not including the solo Steve Morse albums, just the ones titled The Steve Morse Band. And let me tell you, my rock and roll friends, there are eight great ones that we have listed below.

# 8 – Split Decision

We open up our Steve Morse Band Albums List with the pulsating album entitled Split Decision. We had to pick one to open with, so we thought this would be a great one. The album was released in 2002. The lineup on the album featured Steve Morse on guitar, Dave LaRue on bass, and Van Romaine on drums. Check out the album’s smoking opening track below. That bass line gets me every time.

CD Track Listings:

1. Heightened Awareness (4:18)
2. Busybodies (2:30)
3. Marching Orders (4:57)
4. Mechanical Frenzy (4:24)
5. Great Mountain Spirits (4:20)
6. Majorly Up (3:52)
7. Gentle Flower, Hidden Beast (5:33)
8. Moment’s Comfort (5:30)
9. Clear Memories (3:18)
10. Midnight Daydream (5:12)
11. Back Porch (4:04)
12. Natural Flow (4:40)

# 7 – Coast To Coast

In the number seven position on our Steve Morse Band Albums List is the album entitled Coast To Coast. The album was released in  1992. Coast To Coast would stand as the fourth Steve Morse Band album and the second one to feature what would become the group’s most consistent lineup of Steve Morse on guitar, Dave LaRue on bass and Van Romaine on drums. The album’s second track, “Collateral Damage,” opens up so hot you better have some ice nearby to cool you off.

CD Track Listings:

1. User Friendly (3:42)
2. Collateral Damage (3:54)
3. Get It in Writing (3:52)
4. Morning Rush Hour (3:29)
5. Runaway Train (3:05)
6. Long Lost (3:35)
7. The Oz (3:19)
8. Over Easy (5:15)
9. Cabin Fever (3:49)
10. Flat Baroque (2:23)

# 6 – StressFest

Landing in the number six spot on our Steve Morse Band Albums List we present the album entitled StressFest The album was released in 1996. Once again, the band continued on with the steady trio of Steve Morse on guitar, Dave LaRue on bass, and Van Romaine on drums. The title track will blow you away.

CD Track Listings:

1. Stessfest (3:47)
2. Rising Power (3:58)
3. Eyes of a Child (4:32)
4. Nightwalk (4:24)
5. Brave New World (4:23)
6. 4 Minutes to Live (3:53)
7. The Easy Way (5:20)
8. Glad to Be (4:34)
9. Delicate Balance (2:31)
10. Live to Ride (5:47)

# 5 – Structural Damage

The album Structural Damage is placed in the number five position on our Steve Morse Band Albums List. The album was released in 1995, right smack in the middle of the grunge era and boy band craze. And that era did not affect these guys, who continued to release hard-rocking fusion albums with impeccable playing. The album featured Steve Morse on guitar, Dave LaRue on bass and Van Romaine on drums.First, there was “Collateral Damage,” and then came Structural Damage.

CD Track Listings:

1. Sacred Ground (4:01)
2. Good to Go (4:54)
3. Dreamland (4:58)
4. Barbary Coast (3:27)
5. Smokey Mtn. Drive (3:43)
6. Slice of Time (2:37)
7. Native Dance (4:40)
8. Just Out of Reach (3:45)
9. Rally Cry (4:33)
10. Foreign Exchange (2:53)
11. Structural Damage (3:29)

# 4 – Southern Steel

At the number four spot on our Steve Morse Band Albums List we present the Southern Steel album. This one has long been my favorite. The album was released in 1991. The album featured the lineup of Steve Morse on guitar, Dave LaRue on bass, and Van Romaine on drums.  The album opens like a cray car chase blistering, smoking, and smacking you right in the face.

CD Track Listings:

1. Cut to the Chase (3:53)
2. Simple Simon (3:49)
3. Vista Grande (5:04)
4. Sleaze Factor (3:39)
5. Battle Lines (4:07)
6. Southern Steel (3:56)
7. Wolf Song (3:22)
8. Weekend Overdrive (4:06)
9. Arena Rock (4:01)
10. Point Counterpoint (2:12)

# 3 – Out Standing in Their Field

Rocking hard along on our Steve Morse Band Albums List we present the  high-spirited album entitled Out Standing in Their Field. The album was released in 2009. Fans went nuts over this smoking album as the Steve Morse Band was back with Dave Larue on bass and Van Romaine on drums. Check out the explosive album opening cut “Name Dropping.”

CD Track Listings:

1. Name Dropping (4:59)
2. Brink of the Edge (4:43)
3. Here and Now and Then (5:07)
4. Relentless Encroachment (4:55)
5. John Deere Leter (4:43)
6. More to the Point (4:29)
7. Time Junction (5:16)
8. Unnamed Sources (4:31)
9. Flight of the Osprey (3:21)
10. Baroque ‘n Dreams (3:16)
11. Rising Power – live track (9:27)

# 2 – The Introduction

Just of the top spot on our Steve Morse Band Albums List we showcase the album entitled The Introduction. This was the first Steve Morse Band album. The album was released in 1984. The album featured Steve Morse on guitar, his Dixie Dregs bandmate Rod Morgenstein on drums and Jerry Peek on bass. The Introduction also saw guest appearances by Albert Lee and T Lavitz of the Dixie Dregs. Listen to that 70s vibe on Cruise Missile.

CD Track Listings:

1. Cruise Missile (5:36)
2. General Lee (3:19)
3. Introduction (2:54)
4. V.H.F. (4:18)
5. On the Pipe (4:49)
6. The Whistle (2:17)
7. Mountain Waltz (4:28)
8. Huron River Blues (6:13)

# 1 –Stand Up

We wrap up our Steve Morse Band Albums List with the phenomenal album entitled Stand Up. The album was released in 1985. The second Steve Morse Band album featured the trio of Steve Morse on guitar, Rod Morgenstein on drums and Jerry Peek on bass. The trio was so hot. This is such a killer rock and roll record that will forever be our favorite Steve Morse Band album. Check out the track Rockin Guitars below with Alvin Lee.

CD Track Listings:

1. Book of Dreams (3:25)
2. English Rancher (4:28)
3. Rockin Guitars (4:14)
4. Distant Star (3:58)
5. Pick Your Poison (3:28)
6. Stand Up (4:26)
7. Travels of Marco Polo (5:07)
8. Golden Quest (4:19)
9. Unity Again (5:48)

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