Kansas - Freaks Of Nature (Mega Blowout Sale)

“I picked this up years ago in the discount carousel of a gas station during a family vacation, which might normally say a lot about the album at the outset. But all it says to me is that I got a great deal on an oasis in a terribly arid period of my favorite band. This album rocks, and rocks hard.
Finally the violin has returned, only it is not the beloved Robby Steinhardt wielding the bow; David Ragsdale may be playing the same instrument, but his style and skill give the music a completely different flavor, and it by no means disappoints. He has a cleaner tone and a more restrained way of playing, which is of course a contrast to his predecessor's way of handling things. The bass guitar stands out more on this album than any other Kansas recording, and the guitars are generally the heaviest they've ever been. The drumming is terrific (I never expect less, really). Keyboardist Greg Robert, who toured with the band a bit, is credited as a full member, but since Walsh plays keyboards too, it's impossible to know what Robert's contribution to the recordings was. For once, there is a female vocalist, Renee Castle, who is a guest on "Hope Once Again."
It's too bad this album didn't regenerate Kansas's status as a viable American progressive rock band (which it possibly could have done), but it got very little attention outside the circle of diehard fans. Quite simply, this is the best album Kansas ever did without the general involvement of Kerry Livgren. It's a shame it gets so little attention.”-Progarchives
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  • UPC5055544215521
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