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MASQUE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 456 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Mysteries and mayhem

After the excellent Song For America, Kansas took a step backward with their third album Masque. Even though it contains a few eternal Kansas classics like Icarus (Borne On Wings Of Steel) and The Pinnacle, the album as a whole is in my opinion the least good of all 1970's Kansas albums. Thankfully, Masque was a temporary setback and the pinnacle of Kansas' career was just around the corner.

Tracks like It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man), Two Cents Worth, All The World, and It's You give the impression that the band were still searching for their direction. Judging from these four songs one could never have guessed that Masque is lodged between the much better album Song For America and the masterpiece Leftoverture in the Kansas chronology.

Every Kanas collection surely needs this album, but it is not the best place to start investigating the band.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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