Label: Epic - EPC 81728,CBS - 81728 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Greece • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Classic Rock
Leftoverture is the fourth studio album by American rock band Kansasreleased in The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in It was the band's first album to be certified by the RIAA, and remains their highest selling album, having been certified 5 times platinum in the United States.
Steve Walsh began to experience writer's block prior to the recording, and his contribution to the album would ultimately be limited to co-authoring three songs.
It fell on Kerry Livgren to fill the void. The Studio in the Country was so named because, as Livgren described on In the Studio with Redbeard radio show in the episode spotlighting Leftoverture"it was in the middle of a swamp.
We'd walk out of the studio and there would be gators in front of the studio, mosquitos the size of Bs and at times armadillos would run into the control room. Leftoverture opens with the song " Carry On Wayward Son ", which Livgren wrote as a sequel to "The Pinnacle", the final song from the previous album Masque The album's title, Leftovertureis a portmanteau of "leftover" and "overture".
The album was met with mixed reviews. Rolling Stone called Leftoverture Kansas's best album to date, and said that it "warrants Kansas a spot right alongside Boston and Styx as one of the fresh new American bands who combine hard-driving group instrumentation with a dearth of flashy solos with short, tight melody lines and pleasant singing. More recently, AllMusic 's Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that the album contains "neither hooks nor true grandiosity to make it interesting" Miracles Out Of Nowhere - Kansas - Leftoverture , despite the great single "Carry On Wayward Son", the fact that Kansas "never manage to rival it anywhere on this record is as much a testament to their crippling ambition as their lack of skills.
All tracks Miracles Out Of Nowhere - Kansas - Leftoverture written by Kerry Livgren except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Recording Industry Association of Rajja - En Diagonale EP. Retrieved March 3, Leftoverture CD Booklet.
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