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3 stars Very hard for me to rate this one ,as KANSAS are considered as one of the top 5 prog rock acts in the US and ''Leftoverture'' one of the gems in the history of progressive rock...This album contains the ''Carry on my wayward son'' track,everyone has listened to it in the whole world,a nice accesible intro for the album, but surely not the way I consider rock as progressive...And the truth is that the first 3-4 tracks are good accesible rock songs with some prog elements,nothing more...Though the musicianship is outstanding I can consider none of them as a representative prog rock song...As the album flows,it becomes more and more prog...heavy violin passages,excellent instrumental themes but also some AOR traces that bother my ears...The closing track ''Magnum Opus'' is simply the way KANSAS should be playin' in the whole album, a symphonic prog masterpiece,one of the best songs I've ever heard...I wish the entire album could sound like this excellent piece of music...My final rating is somewhere between 7/10 and 7.5/10...
apps79 | 3/5 |


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