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SONG FOR AMERICA

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 628 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
4 stars Continuing down the road to greatness

Kansas' second record Song For America builds on the foundation established by their self-titled debut released the previous year, but also goes beyond that and takes things further. The rather brief, folky opener Down The Road is in a similar style that the band explored on the debut but just better - and the sound is better.

The title track is an absolute Kansas classic and remains to this day a permanent part of the band's live performances. Also Lamplight Symphony and Incomudro - Hymn To Atman are progressive Rock epics while Lonely Street and The Devil Game are on the heavier side in the vein of bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin.

Song For America is a classic Kansas album and an essential edition to any progressive Rock collection. I would put this album just below the masterpieces Point Of Know Return and Leftoverture as the top three Kansas studio albums.

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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