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LEFTOVERTURE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.22 | 700 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Melody, including prominent use of extremely catchy ones, complex structures, clever and thoughtful lyrics, layering, guitar (& other instruments) solos, simply everything you ever wanted from Prog music, you say it. Yes, quite often, I'm using these terms in my reviews, but all at once ? Being powerful (like Power Neo Prog) and also calm when necessary at will, that's hard thing to accomplish, but of course, Kansas manages to do it. As R.W.Brown once said, they're really good. And I regret that I haven't managed to know them sooner (year ago perhaps?). And each song has something to offer. Even on later tracks (after second), melody isn't as strong as it was, it does not matter so much, right ? We have better things to hear, for example interesting ideas of circus like (few seconds, but it's here) tunes on Opus Insert and tricky transitions in the same song, including synth interludes. I have version with bonus songs and have to say that they're even better than studio ones. Truly deserving its "live" tag.

5(-), leftmasterpiece. Some parts are not so interesting as others. It's just feeling, because they're good, just not as good as others when compared (other tracks).

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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