Reviewed by MJBrady on 10 Aug 2001
This lp represents the progressive era of Kansas very well, this being their second cd, they showed some improvement over the debut s/t album, with epic tracks and a tad bit better production. What did they have that made them unique?, well firstly the vocals of Walsh, and Steinhardt were a perfect match, whether in harmony or contrast, both a re equally adept as lead and background singers. Livgren, anytime you get a man with this much inventive energy there are bound to be fireworks, as he adds the character to the band both musically and compositionally. Ehart, came into being as one of the better drummers of his time here also, he eally is the driving force behind this band. Dave Hope and Rich Williams, are stalwarts in the rhythm section, keeping a solid foundation to the orchestrated songs. The music has a hauntingly nostagic feel to it ,and the lyrics are both contemplative and introspective.