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LEFTOVERTURE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.22 | 706 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Itīs hard to write a review about such acclaimed and classic album. Too many reviews already, but I felt the need to give my opinion. And I still think that Kansas best hour was when they released Point Of Known Return. But itīs undeniable that Leftoverture is not very far behind. The band was maturing its own sound and the mix of heavy guitars, country harmonies and prog keyboards was very original at the time. Not too many people recognized that at the time, but I was glad this album was a big hit. It showed the world America had its prog scene as well. And one hell of a good band to prove it!

The track list to me is still a mixed bag, but itīs also made of fantastic tunes, even if the styles varies from song to song. The sequence is a bit uneven for my taste. Sometimes I feel like we are hearing different bands playing in the same CD. They worked much better this issue in Point Of Known Return. But... even if they sound different from track to track, they are all very good! Sometimes excellent. Carry On for exemple is more than just a hit. It is a classic that happens to be a hit. It broke new grounds and deserved all the credit it got, even if it was a bit overplayed.

All in all an excellent prog album. One of Kansas two that I think is a must have in any prog collection. 4,5 stars. Highly recommended!.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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