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3 stars Leftoverture is often considered to be Kansas' masterpiece, and it is definitely their most progressive without a doubt. First of all, everyone probably is familiar with the iconic "Carry On My Wayward Son". It's a very strong radio rock song with above par writing for the part, featuring time and mood changes. Beyond that, there following few songs follow roughly the same format and it all is quite accessible, still maintaining a strong progressive American feel throughout. "Magnum Opus" is usually the favorite track by most progressive rock fans, and is the most progressive on the album. It's very rock heavy with very dark atmospheric keys engulfing the inception of the track that leads into a short bass dominated section, which in turn leads into a guitar solo that turns soothing guitar lines into the backing for Steve Walsh's fine voice. Following that are various impressively executed instrumental passages, all with different feels.

Like Kansas' other albums, anyone who like radio oriented country rock with a progressive tinge would enjoy this, but this album is also probably the most suitable to Yes and Genesis fans available in the Kansas catalog.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |


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