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Dixie Dregs

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3.13 | 37 ratings | 4 reviews | 16% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aftershock (3:42)
2. Perpetual Reality (5:31)
3. Calcutta (5:26)
4. Goin' To Town (3:37)
5. Pompous Circumstances (3:21)
6. Shapes Of Things (3:46)
7. Sleeveless In Seattle (4:05)
8. Good Intentions (3:58)
9. Yeolde (2:17)
10. Ionized (4:00)

Total Time: 39:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Morse / guitar, composer & producer
- Terry "T" Lavitz / keyboards
- Jerry Goodman / violin
- Dave LaRue / electric bass
- Rod Morgenstein / percussion

Releases information

CD Capricorn Records ‎- 2-4202 (1994, US)

Note : "Shapes Of Things" received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance

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DIXIE DREGS Full Circle ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (46%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

DIXIE DREGS Full Circle reviews

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Review by loserboy
3 stars For those uninitiatied DREGS Heads, let me tell you that "Full Circle" is a great place to start... after a silent years the DREGS managed to crank out another winner! "Full Circle" is a very diverse album ranging from blues to acid laced guitar solo's. "Full Circle" offers exceptional song writing and musicianship throughout from Steve MORSE (guitar), Rod Morgenstein (drums) and the rest of the DREGS! This is very clever guitar driven rock which has just enough changing time passages and flux in mood and atmosphere to sustain and please all prog fans. Fans of Steve MORSE will be drooling over this one... A great fun album!
Review by Gooner
3 stars Sounds like a cross between the Steve Morse Band and The Dixie Dregs of old. There's definitely a _reunion_ album feel about it, but it's still pretty good. If you've never heard The Dixie Dregs, this is a good place to start. Excellent instrumental version of The Yardbirds SHAPES OF THINGS, although the best cover of that song goes to Canada's FM. Other highlights are _Calcutta_(great drum work from Rod Morgenstein as usual) and _Sleeveless In Seattle_ which, for you Deep Purple fans out there may notice that you've heard this one in Steve Morse's guitar medley along with Steve's _Tumeni Notes_ from his solo album HIGH TENSION WIRES in a live setting. Of note, Jerry Goodman of the MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA is the violinist on this album.
Review by Evolver
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3 stars Okay, I might be actually starting to like the Dixie Dregs with Dave LaRue on bass. I'd still rather hear Andy West on bass, but this album is not bad. The songs are the usual, well written, well played mix of good fusion, grand, slightly symphonic sounding ballads, and of course, southern rock. Instead of the usual bluegrass breakdown, Morse and company instead have chosen to play "Goin' To Town", a country swing tune, instead. Not bad, but not the blazingly fast bluegrass we hace come to love fron the Dregs.

Another missing aspect is the blockbuster epic song. Nothing anywhere near as great as "Odyssey" or "I'm Freaking Out". Just competent, and certainly listenable Dregs style Steve Morse tunes.

This isn't their best album, but it is worth owning.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Full Circle is the Dreg's final album after a long hiatus. This still has the core sound of the band, but is very uninspired compared to their earlier output. This is probably their most guitar-dominated album, which is good, but a lot of the eclecticism that graced Free Fall and What If are absent, ... (read more)

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