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3.81 | 297 ratings

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4 stars Of all of the albums by 1970's prog bands still hanging on after 40-or-so years, this one surprised me the most.

With only guitarist Rich Williams and drummer Phil Ehart remaining from the first Kansas album, with bassist Billy Greer and fiddler David Ragsdale from the 80's and beyond, and three newcomers, I wasn't expecting much.

First of all, Ronnie Platt's vocals sound almost identical in tone and delivery to Steve Walsh.

The songs, even without Walsh & Kerry Livgren contributing, are remarkably similar in style to the early, classic Kansas albums.

While the compositions don't quite reach the complexity of the best tracks of the seventies, they have the same feel as the old albums we know and love.

I am looking forward to hearing more from this version of Kansas.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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