Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Track Four:-->"Miracles Out Of Nowhere" - Kansas - Leftoverture (1976)

"I sang this song a hundred,
maybe a thousand years ago.
No one ever listens,
I just play and then I go...
Off into the sunset
like the western heroes do."

In 1976...the Midwest band…Kansas…was flexing their progressive rock muscle...showing their prog brothers overseas…and everywhere else…a thing or two…with their tasty classic …"Leftoverture".

Filled with delicious electric violin and solid guitar work…along with sweeping keyboard play, driving drums and some choice vocals... Kansas was taking no prisoners.

"Leftoverture" was majestic both in sound and power…as well as spiritually uplifting.

With leader Kerry Livgren (guitars, synthesizers, piano, and clavinet) writing some of his best stuff and singer Steve Walsh owning each song with his vocals…"Leftoverture" sounds nothing less than epic! Ageless!

The fourth track"Miracles Out of Nowhere" is progressive hard rock at its finest…and arguably the best song on this album.

"Miracles Out Of Nowhere" is six and a half minutes of pleasing tempo changes allowing for different instruments to chime in and out…without getting in the way.

Listen to the great and underrated bass work…that…along with some powerful keyboard and guitar…lead us to a perfect and most satisfying conclusion.

And the gorgeous vocalsfuhgedaboutit! The spiritual message is delivered in such simple terms, one can‘t help but smile as the catchy refrain hits us again and again.

Good stuff!


Kansas:-->"Miracles Out Of Nowhere" (Leftoverture) (1976) (Must Own)

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