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LEFTOVERTURE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.22 | 706 ratings

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maryes
5 stars In my humble opinion, this is another great injustice (as in the case of "Point of Know Return") against the North-American band KANSAS. I think, sincerely which "Leftoverture" is one of the most important albuns from the middle 70's prog mainstream in USA. Maybe this fact be due to the success reached by the first track " Carry on wayward son", which (almost) becomes a pop song, and this "phenomenon", in my point of view ( starting from conversations with lots of prog fans) , cause a certain rejection by parts from the prog community, due to a prejudice which says "Progressive music cannot be popular", I entirely disagree. Besides of this, the albun shows many moments of virtuosity, as for instance in the track 4 "Miracles out of nowhere" with a 12 string guitars making the lyrics harmony and starting from 2 min and 22 sec a dialogue between acoustic guitar, bass, organ and acoustic piano which to will disembogue at 4 min and 52 sec in a overpowering theme with guitars and violin divide the solo,very catching melodies, like the children choir in the track 7 "Cheyenne Anthem" and whole track 2 "The Wall", and the best moment from Leftoverture... The masterpiece "Suite" in the track 8 "Magun Opus" ( which are to KANSAS just as "La Villa Strangiatto" are to RUSH). My rate could not be other than 5 stars !!!
maryes | 5/5 |

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