Titled Life & Times, this collection of mostly acoustic, shorter songs, finds Morse embracing his storytelling ability, writing a personal record in a way that few who excel at prog are able to do. At his core, Morse is a brilliant storyteller and songwriter and that is apparent here; a beautifully written and crafted album with enjoyable songs. Be warned prog fans, there is not an extended instrumental section or song longer than 5 minutes to be had here. This is not a prog album. Despite that, Neal Morse proves he is able to write brilliant material, whether it is done in 3 minute or 30 minute songs.