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VINYL CONFESSIONS

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

2.71 | 198 ratings

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UMUR
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2 stars With Walsh out of the band, a new lead singer enters the stage and does a damn good job I must say. John Elefante is a very gifted singer and he is not far behind Walsh. So that out of the way, how does this album sound ?

Like most early eighties hard rock albums would be my answer. There is not much left of the old Kansas sound allthoug it does appear on songs like Diamonds and Pearls and Chasing Shadows in the form of Robby Steinhardt´s violin. The Violin is maybe the only thing slightly progressive on Vinyl Confessions, which is such a shame, as it is obvious that the musicians are flawless. When I tell you that the only thing on this album that sounds a little like the old Kansas is a Violin intro/ Lead for 20 seconds in the start of Windows, that is just enough is it ?

To me this sounds just like Survivor or some other band in that vein. If you like this style of music ( is there really anyone?) I guess this is just as good as any other hard rock album from that time.

UMUR | 2/5 |

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