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Neal Morse reunites with Spock's Beard on Testimony 2: Live in Los Angeles DVD

Spock’s Beard’s neo-prog debut arrived at just the right time, as old-line legends in the genre like Yes and Genesis cratered out in the 1990s.

Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (2011)

Julian Lennon’s Everything Changes, more than anything he’s ever done, confronts his father, and his father’s legacy — both musically and personally.

New Music Monday: Something Else! takes a sneak peek at the week's new releases

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Nov. 7, 2011.

Sung Jo – Dream (2011)

Sung Jo leads a quartet on Dream that walks a fine line — pushing at the edges of the jazz envelope, yet still swinging like crazy. The result is an album that has both narrative logic and these splashes of new sounds.

Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982; 2011 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Oddly enough, on an album of such dizzying extremes, the biggest improvement on this new remaster of Phil Collins’ Hello, I Must be Going! is in its mid range.

Richard Robeson – Moonlight over the Maghrib (2011)

That classically inspired guitarist Richard Robeson, a master at the instrument, plays with logic and decisive skill should come as no surprise. That he has constructed an album of such meaningful emotions and relaxed lucidity is something else entirely.

Talk Talk – Laughing Stock (1991; 2011 reissue)

I had an odd reaction the first time I heard Radiohead’s Kid A: Didn’t Talk Talk already do this album, back in 1991?

Rez Abbasi's Invocation — Suno Suno (2011)

There’s a trance-like euphoria surrounding this emotional, at times indescribably spiritual endeavor. Rez Abbasi, leading a group that also includes Rudresh Mahanthappa and Vijay Iyer, found inspiration for Suno Suno from Pakistani Qawwali, a devotional Sufi music

Gimme Five: Alan White on songs with Yes, John Lennon, David Torn and Tony Levin

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Yes drummer Alan White

Something Else! Interview: Alan White, of Yes and the Plastic Ono Band

We caught up with drummer Alan White as Yes prepared to reconvene for the next leg of a lengthy tour in support of its comeback album Fly From Here, beginning on Thursday.