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4 stars Nowadays when I go shopping for CDs I go for the classics I still don't own. This last week I bought 4 new albums and 1 of them was Kasas' second album Song For America (1975).

I completely loved their first album, and 2 of my all time favorites are Leftoverture (1976) and Point Of Know Return (1977), so nothing more natural to go for this album as well.

Song For America (1975) is not perfect, sure, but it's a hell of a good second album!

First track 'Down The Road' has terrible lyrics (by Walsh), but the fact that Rob sings it make my day. I love his vocals and I always wanted him singing more in Kansas albums. The title-track is a band's all time classic and nothing else has to be said really. 'Lamplight Symphony' begins weak and it gets better after the middle. 'Lonely Street' and 'The Devil Game' are strong tracks. To wrap it all another suite: 'Incomudro'.

My CD version is the 2004 remaster series from Epic and it has the title-track in single format (not interesting) and a great live performance of 'Down The Road'.

Song For America (1975) is a great album and on top of that it has one of the greatest bass' sounds in an album ever! Great Dave Hope!


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