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WHAT IF

Dixie Dregs

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.19 | 142 ratings

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Salviaal
4 stars "Take it off the Top" opens up this album. It is one of their best known tunes. AC/DC-like riff with great guitar and violin solos as can be expected from this group. The second piece "Odyssey" is where it really kicks off. Excellent composition and of course the band plays well as always! You have to wonder if Steve Morse ever listened to Gentle Giant, as one section of the tune reminds me of a GG tune from either their first album or Aquiring the Taste. After the fantastic slow violin solos you hear a hammond organ dominated section that sounds ELP inspired, and I know for a fact that Steve adored the band! You can barely find better instrumental prog rock than this. It is hard enough to make interesting rock music without vocals, and the Dixie Dregs were up there with our beloved Focus at least in this area. "What If" sounds like a carbon copy of a what was then a seven year old Mahavishnu Tune. After 4 feel-good songs (they make you smile like a dummy), we hit another masterpiece "Night Meets Light". Slow melodic tune with interesting twist and turns. Don't miss out on this one!
Salviaal | 4/5 |

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