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Symphonic Prog

3.39 | 133 ratings

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Trouble X
3 stars For me I have a very strange reaction to this CD, its kind of like a love hate relationship a part of me enjoys the fact that theres a symphony orchestra backing kansas and another part hates the fact the many of the old keyboard lines have been replaced by, tired sounding uninspired symphony musicians who know there theory but lack the luster that is Kansas, its something that us fans can tell. I mean these guys in the symphony do this for lots of bands (even Metallica)Kansas music isn`t something that can be altered, the original versions of all these songs on this CD were perfect in the first place (thanks to MR Livgren and CO). Its a very good selection of songs, the production of this CD is great but without Kerry Livgren along for the ride (to keep an eye on the orchestra) and to play some of the more complicated piano parts sorry guys it didn`t work out to be amasing. The new songs from Steve Walsh I didn`t mind still they are not great and that really stupid ending for Nobody`s Home i mean come on GUYS WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ? If you see this CD around at a good price buy it for a collecters piece, but don`t expect it to be anywhere near as good as you hope for. just another lost oportunity in the last 10 years.

Trouble X | 3/5 |


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