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Symphonic Prog

4.30 | 230 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars While on the British continent ELP, GENESIS and YES became extravagant millionairs, on the other side of the Atlantic 'six hillbillies' with their band KANSAS turned out to be the best and one of the most popular USA progrock band ever. The first time I heard KANSAS I was blown away by their unique, dynamic and compelling blend of hardrock, classical and symphonic. The most captivating element is the interplay by the electric guitar, keyboards (organ, piano and synthesizers) and violin but also the powerful and alternating compositions made from the early KANSAS a splendid USA answer to the European progrock dinosaurs. My favorite album is the 2-LP "Two for the show" a kind of 'best of' album with all the great tracks like "Paradox", "Carry on wayward son", "Dust in the wind" (including a beautiful acoustic guitar solo), "Lonely wind" (including a sparkling piano solo) and the epeic composition "Magnum opus", containing one of the most bombastic and sensational grand finales in progrock! If you are up to dynamic progrock, ranging from mellow with violin and heavy with electric guitar to bombastic with great runs on organ and syntehsizer, KANSAS is yours.
erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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