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AUDIO-VISIONS

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.04 | 245 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars Not one together

Kansas entered the 1980's with this album, which showed an increased spilt between Steve Walsh and Kerry Livgren. Interestingly, for the first six tracks Walsh and Livgren alternate as writers. The albums opens with a Livgren composition, which is followed by a Walsh composition, which is followed by another one from Livgren, and so on. This formula tends to emphasize both that there were tensions within the band (Walsh would leave the band after this album) and the fact that Livgren is a much better song writer than Walsh. However, even Livgren's songs are weaker this time around and Audio-Visions is a weaker effort than any previous Kansas album.

As a fan of the band I do enjoy all of their albums, but the early 80's albums are the least good Kansas albums.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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