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DREGS OF THE EARTH

Dixie Dregs

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 44 ratings

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jhelm_waterw
5 stars This album sadly marks the end of the Dregs heyday. This was a crossover time. Mark Parrish was replaced by T. Lavitz on keys. Legendary producer Ken Scott oversaw the project. The Dregs were between cult fav and pseudo stardom.

This album DOES follow a sort of pattern in the mix of song types. A few Rockers, a Bluegrass song, one or two fusion Jazz songs, a classical guitar peice.... But, they did these extraordinarily well. Even though you may say... "oh... this is the country song"... it did not sound like "the country song" on the last album.

I won't break down each song, but... Hereafter is simply one of the greatest, deepest, most powerful songs ever written. Period. It is a masterpiece of chamber arrangement for rock band. Even if one were to completely put aside Steve Morse's virtuosity, it is his songwriting that I find stunning and almost heartbreaking.

This album actually stays in my car's 6 disk changer at all times.

jhelm_waterw | 5/5 |

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