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4.10 | 375 ratings | 6 reviews | 37% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Rebirth (2:51)
2. The Old Haunt (4:36)
3. Waves (4:12)
4. At the End of the Earth (5:16)
5. Remembered (3:50)
6. A Night on the Town (9:00)
7. Is There Anybody Here? (6:42)
8. The Squeaky Wheel (4:35)
9. The Bitter Suite IV and V: The Congregation and the Sermon in the Silt (5:40)
10. The Bitter Suite VI: Abandon (5:32)
11. King of Swords (Reversed) (5:07)
12. If All Goes Well (4:41)
13. The Line (3:37)
14. Wait (3:20)
15. Ouroboros (5:25)

Total Time 74:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Casey Crescenzo / lead vocals, piano, organ, Rhodes, synth, electric & acoustic guitars, orchestrations, producer
- Rob Parr / electric & acoustic guitars, piano, organ, vocals
- Maxwell Tousseau / guitar, synth
- Nick Sollecito / bass
- Nick Crescenzo / drums & percussion

- Judy Crescenzo / vocals
- Tivoli Breckenridge / vocals
- Brian Adam McCune / orchestrations
- Awesöme Orchestra / winds, strings, harp, percussion
- David Möschler / conductor, music director

Releases information

Artwork: Nicky Barkla

2LP Equal Vision Records ‎- EVR293 (2015, US)

CD Equal Vision Records ‎- EVR293 (2015, US)

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THE DEAR HUNTER Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise ratings distribution

(375 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

THE DEAR HUNTER Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise reviews

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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by TCat
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
5 stars After a six year intermission, The Dear Hunter finally returned to the rock opera in six acts written by frontman Casey Crescenzo. This time, the release would get noticed as the album debuted at 38 on the Billboard Top 100. By this time, word of mouth got around and people were suddenly ready for the continuation. And, once again, DH delivers in a big way.

Act III was a little worrisome, even though it was an excellent album, songs were short and not as developed, but Act IV comes back in all the former glory. Act III had a lot of story line to cover, so a lot had to packed in there, yet even then they did a great job and that album should not be ignored.

In Act IV, all of the emotion and intensity has not been compromised. Casey's voice is still amazing and the music and production is amazing as always. Prog is still in the mix too, songs are not predictable and always rich in change, originality and quality. In this album, one thing is even better if that is possible, and that is the orchestration really shines through in this one, giving things even a more dramatic flair. Just when you think there can be no more improvement, it happens. The songs are also better developed again, even the shorter ones.

The story remains to be complex and interesting as the protagonist lives through more ups and downs. He continues with his stolen identity of his half brother, and even his step mother and fiancée know that it isn't him, or at least that something has changed, they decide to play along. Unfortunately, his step mother dies shortly after her acceptance. Many other things happen, but all of this story is available on line, so I don't want to repeat it all here.

I can't really add anything more that hasn't already been said in my other reviews of the other Acts. This album is excellent and this entire project is a masterpiece. Casey and all of the musicians, producers and technicians have done another amazing job here, and they have delivered another 5 star masterpiece.

Latest members reviews

4 stars At this point I don't even understand what is happening in this story (I'll keep rolling with it though) This album, to a certain extent, disappointed me. Don't take it as a negative point towards the album, I simply thought it was going to be blown away with every track considering it's their ... (read more)

Report this review (#2735412) | Posted by Nhelv | Sunday, April 3, 2022 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I feel I've been waiting for this album for a long time, considering it's the next part of a series of albums left off back in 2009. For six long years I've been waiting for the next installment by The Dear Hunter, who are back at it with their wonderful album "Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise." "R ... (read more)

Report this review (#1478022) | Posted by crashandridemusic | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I am completely blown away. I have been on a relentless prog and rock search for something new that absorbs me into the music like Rush, Ayreon, Porcupine Tree, and other such classics have done. Wilson's new album was great, and there's been a few others. But the resemblance to Porcupine Tree/Black ... (read more)

Report this review (#1473004) | Posted by Xeroth | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Beautiful. Act IV has everything they had its predecessors, but not only that. Crescenzo has had the courage and the intelligence to stop after three chapters. How many others would have done it in his place? He explored its color palette and worked on his skills as an arranger with a real orchestra ... (read more)

Report this review (#1460738) | Posted by asbottino | Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars After six long years The Dear Hunter has brought us part 4 of the intended 6 Acts which follow the conceptual story of a boy/man known as "the Dear Hunter". Casey Crescenzo, for the uninformed, is basically the "brains" behind the band. He composes most of all the music the band has ... (read more)

Report this review (#1460521) | Posted by ledrums | Monday, September 7, 2015 | Review Permanlink

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