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3 stars What have Genesis, Peter Gabriel, GTR, Kansas and Boston in common? They have in common that by 1986 this "old" bands (or "new" bands like GTR, but with "old" musicians really) and solo musicians were releasing albums with a mixture of Pop and Prog music (Boston is not a Prog band, but it is good!). Kansas reformed without Kerry Livgren (main songwriter in the past), Dave Hope and Robby Steinhardt. They recorded this "reunion" album, with new members Steve Morse (a very good guitarist from the band called Dixie Dregs (what a name!) and since the mid 90s he is the guitarist in Deep Purple) and bassist Billy Greer. Yes, this album is very Pop, but there are some good songs. "Silhouettes in Disguise" is one of the best. "Power" was played in FM Radio in my country, and it is also good. "All I Wanted" is Kansas` ballad for the Radio too. "Secret service" is an ordinary Arena Rock song."We`re not alone anymore" has very good drums and guitars, but is not very Progressive. "Musicatto" is an instrumental Prog song. "Taking in the View" is similar to the old Kansas from "Leftoverture"`s "Cheyenne Athem". "Three Pretenders" is more Arena Rock. "Tomb 19" has some of the old Kansas style. Steve Morse`s "Can`t Cry Anymore" is my favourite song from this album, but is not very Kansas in style. This album has very good guitars by Williams and Morse. Morse is like "Kansas`Trevor Rabin", because his style affected a lot the sound of the band. He also co-composed almost all the songs with Steve Walsh.
Guillermo | 3/5 |


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