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Symphonic Prog

2.92 | 49 ratings

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3 stars A live set recorded in one take "Live at the Whisky", Los Angeles, California, April 5, 1992. This time with Steve Walsh look after the vocal department. On violin is David Ragsdale and not Robbie Steinhardt; Billy Greer on bass replacing Dave Hope. Greg Robert looks after keyboard. Special guest appearance by Kerry Livgren.

The show kicked off with an introduction using soft keyboard touch continued with "Howlin' at The Moon" - part of Magnum Opus. It's a big regret for me actually, the band did not play Magnum Opus in its entirety. "Paradox" continued the show with an energetic music followed beautifully with "Point of Know Return" which has been added with drum beats solo in the middle of the track. The violin-based "Song For America" was performed brilliantly, combining good harmony with keyboard / piano and guitar work in an excellent live energy. The melancholic song "The Wall" continued the show with melodic guitar work and voice line. It's my all-time favorite Kansas track. "Hold On" and "Dust In The Wind" continued the melancholic side of the band.

The live set also brought in other legendary tracks of the band, namely: "Miracles Out of Nowhere" (great violin and keyboard; wonderful composition), "Mysteries and Mayhem" (high energy track with great keyboard and violin solo), "Portrait" , "Carry on Wayward Son", "Down The Road" and a live bonus track "Lonely Street" (recorded at the Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975).

Overall, it's an enjoyable live performance by legendary classic prog band that should not be missed by prog fans. The CD sonic quality is good and better than previous live set "Paradox" which featured John Elefante on vox and keys.. Keep on proggin' ..!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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