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    Posted: August 10 2011 at 00:50
Proto-Kaw, headed up by ex-Kansas guitarist Kerry Livgren, has just released their fourth CD entitled "Forth".
 
Track listing is as follows:
 
1). Daylight
2). Pilgrim's Wake
3). Pollex
4). Cold and Clear
5). Lay Down
6). Greek Structure Sunbeam
7). On the Air (Again)
8). One to Follow
9). Sleeping Giant
10). Things We Are Breaking
11). Utopian Dream
 
The new CD is available through the the band's web site via Numavox (Kerry Livgren's record label).


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2011 at 16:09
I just saw this and I can barely contain my glee.
 
While all the track titles are enchanting and exciting, I must point out two reasons I'm especially thrilled:
 
1. "Greek Structure Sunbeam" is a song on the 1971-1973 compilation.  It's a sleepy yet bright song with a lovely melody.  I can't wait to hear it redone because Lynn Meredith's voice has become rich with age.
 
2. "On the Air (Again)" relates to the second track on Collector's Sedition: The Director's Cut.  It is, in my opinion, the greatest song Kerry Livgren ever released under his own name.  Amazing, stunning melody.  I wonder if the song will be redone or if it is a sequel, much in the same way he gave us Portrait II and Icarus II.
 
In other words, DO WANT.
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I knew they were working on something so this is great news.  Kerry must be at least most of the way back from the health issues so this is a must buy just as a salute to his struggle. And because I love the two PK albums I have.
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They spelled fourth wrong TongueWink
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Originally posted by Andyman1125 Andyman1125 wrote:

They spelled fourth wrong 
 
Livgren has never been a stickler when it comes to spelling ('Point of Know Return', 'Leftoverture') or syntax ("Not Man Big").  LOL
 
Just ordered my copy from Amazon; can't wait to hear it!  Thumbs Up
 
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inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe
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Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe


I don't believe either Bob or I have ever given a Proto-Kaw album five stars.  I know I haven't.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2011 at 18:27
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe


I don't believe either Bob or I have ever given a Proto-Kaw album five stars.  I know I haven't.

Guilty.  Twice.  Embarrassed


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Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe


I don't believe either Bob or I have ever given a Proto-Kaw album five stars.  I know I haven't.


That's a shock, considering that you basically creams yourself over anything remotely Kansas-related, quite like me with DT. Embarrassed Tongue LOL

I wasn't surprised about Bob because he has practically reviewd every Kansas album it is possible to review. LOL


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Originally posted by ClemofNazareth ClemofNazareth wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe


I don't believe either Bob or I have ever given a Proto-Kaw album five stars.  I know I haven't.

Guilty.  Twice.  Embarrassed




I thought you gave them all four stars like me.  I had no idea. 

For me, the new albums are each marred by a few really silly or corny tracks.  When they shine though, wow.


Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe


I don't believe either Bob or I have ever given a Proto-Kaw album five stars.  I know I haven't.


That's a shock, considering that you basically creams yourself over anything remotely Kansas-related, quite like me with DT. Embarrassed Tongue LOL



While it's true I love Kansas a lot (seven 5-star albums for me), they put out some sour stuff too, and I say so when they do.  And most Kansas-related acts don't appeal to me most of the time (incidentally, Steve Walsh, who gave Kansas their poppier stuff early on usually has created the most amazing, poignant, poetic stuff as a solo artist).
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Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by ClemofNazareth ClemofNazareth wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

inb4 Bob & Bob do an XBOXHUEG 5 stars review basically saying that it is the best thing since the creation of the universe


I don't believe either Bob or I have ever given a Proto-Kaw album five stars.  I know I haven't.

Guilty.  Twice.  Embarrassed




I thought you gave them all four stars like me.  I had no idea. 

For me, the new albums are each marred by a few really silly or corny tracks.  When they shine though, wow.

Yeah, well I went all fanboy over 'Early Recordings' and after that I couldn't bring myself to rate 'The Wait of Glory' any lower.  Which will leave me in a very difficult place if 'Forth' is anything short of stunning... Confused


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stewe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2011 at 16:37
Amazing news, can't wait for it.  I am also very curious about re-recorded tracks. Collectors Sedition is superb album as well as BBA, I prefer it even over classic Kansas. The Wait for Glory was weaker though imo.
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I'll be having this one at Progstreaming, soon

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"Incidentally, Steve Walsh, who gave Kansas their poppier stuff early on usually has created the most amazing, poignant, poetic stuff as a solo artist" - totally agree, especially regarding his last two albums.
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this alblum is majestic very 70ish first 2 r good this one is the best of catalog if u havent got it get it now masterpiece 5 stars my end
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote davemuttillo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 16:36
As for them "spelling fourth wrong" ... It is a play on words.
Forth means forward ... so it is a cute word play ...
Proto-Kaw moving forward with their 4th release.
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Actually have had it for a week or so.  I like it.  It is a grower rather than a stunner if that makes sense.  Some really good work here.  Pollex reminds me of Quantum Leapfrog a little.  I really like Cold and Clear.  Things We are Breaking has a very Jethro Tull influenced musical break.has Sleeping Giant some great Chicago like horns in the verse/chorus and  I had heard they were putting a studio version of Skont on here but I guess it didn't happen.  

Well for there last g round pretty solid effort.  Lynn is in good voice and they all play fine.   

Here is a new interview with Kerry here:



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What is their best release?
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