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2.70 | 217 ratings

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3 stars Kansas best 80's album

Kansas disbanded after the tour in support of Drastic Measures, but they got back together soon enough with a new line-up. Drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams remain from the previous line-up and original singer Steve Walsh returns to the fold. Two new members join the ranks in guitarist extraordinaire Steve Morse from Dixie Dregs and bass player Billy Greer. Notable for his absence is Kerry Livgren as this was the first Kansas album without him. Another notable absence is violinist Robby Steinhardt who had left the band in 1982 and was not replaced. This means that Power is the second Kansas album without that instrument.

Power is in my opinion a much stronger album than the previous three (Drastic Measures, Vinyl Confessions, and Audio-Visions), and it is up to par with Monolith. It's great to have Walsh back and Morse's guitar work is amazing with his distinctive guitar sound fitting Kansas very well. Just listen to the excellent instrumental Musicatto.

A good album and a return to form after three weaker albums

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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