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MASQUE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 544 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Like their first album, Kansas begins this one with two pretty much straight ahead songs. While the first, It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man) is uninteresting, Two Cents Worth is an okay song (for non-prog).

Then the album takes off. Icarus (Borne On Wings Of Steel), Mysteries And Mayhem and The Pinnacle are all outstanding symphonic prog works, and the rest of the tracks are pretty good as well. The production, even on the 2001 remastered edition, is not the greatest, but turn it up loud enough and it sounds good.

The two bonus tracks on the above mentioned edition, a rough, distorted rehearsal recording of Child Of Innocence and a demo of It's You add no value to the album.

Evolver | 4/5 |

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