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LEFTOVERTURE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.22 | 1219 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
5 stars This band does not get the credit it deserves in this site or any site. Some of their best efforts (like this one) are truly some of the finest albums progressive rock has ever received. Leftoverture is a true explosion of creativity compressed into forty minutes, it's a top twenty prog album of all time in my humble opinion.

The album starts with a rock classic, Carry On Wayward Son, which features one of the most iconic riffs ever and an amazing solo section. The Wall is a beautiful ballad that talks about the same thing as Pink Floyd's The Wall, but years earlier! Works as an amazing break. What's On My Mind is a very proggy track with amazing Hammond keyboards. Miracles Out Of Nowhere is a truly amazing song that features a little from everything. Poppy sections, proggy sections, solo sections... very solid track.

Opus Insert is another beautiful ballad, one of my personal favorites from Kansas. Questions Of My Childhood is very similar to What's On My Mind in the way that it's a short and nice proggy track. Cheyenne Anthem is the second best track from the album that features a godly chorus.

Magnum Opus is one of the greatest prog tracks ever made. There's no question about that. The instrumental section that lasts for six minutes features some of the finest music you'll ever hear. It's insanely creative, fun, dramatic, and presented with perfect musicality. Truly a magnum opus!

It's without a doubt five stars for me, it's insane to see how low its rating is. This album is a classic!

Isaac Peretz | 5/5 |

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