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FREAKS OF NATURE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.23 | 188 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5

Kansas are back after a seven years gap in prog rock music with a new release , back then named Freaks of nature , released in 1995. Almost anyone expected a new release from the master so it was kinda high expectation from me aswell. Having the album since he was release, on cassete, I had the time to listen carefuly since then. To tell the truth I like it, is a good album, with some mediocre moments aswell, but generaly is a good one no doubt.The previous Kansas album In the spirits of thing was for me an enjoyble release, this one is little edge in places, that AOr feeling of the late '80's is gone living place to a much more room for the violin and guitar. The line up almost as the original with some minus musicians, but they manage to create IMO a pleasent album, at least for me. The violin of David Ragsdale is very proeminent on every piece, the guitar aswell, the voice of Walsh is ok on every track. Some pieces caught my attention from the first time, still today after 15 years still impress me as much as then: opening track I can fly , Desperate times, Black fathom 4 , Under the knife and Peaceful and warm, all great tunes, in places capture the magic of old kansas but not entirely, they still needed a much more progressive elements, lots more keybords to be as in the glory days. The only track that is mediocre to me is Need, totaly useless in this context. Anyway , a 3 star album to me, close to 3.5, not as good the'70's music they release, but a fair release from the masters.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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