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Autographed by drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams.Power is the tenth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1986.
A year and a half after Kansas disbanded at the end of the Drastic Measures tour, former lead singer Steve Walsh returned to revive Kansas along with original band members drummerPhil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams. The new Kansas began rehearsing in July 1985, while Walsh was finishing a tour as sideman for Cheap Trick.
The title track is the last Kansas single to date to hit the Billboard Top 100 pop charts.
Xavier Russel of the British magazine Kerrang! called the pompous sound of Kansas "very dated" and, despite a few pleasant rockers like "Musicatto", found other songs "embarrassing beyond belief".
After a three-year hiatus, Kansas re-formed in 1986, signed with MCA, and released Power. The album bears virtually no resemblance to the old Kansas style; in fact, it's more hard rock and pop than prog rock, and the tough-yet-sleek opener, "Silhouettes in Disguise," immediately announces the change to listeners. "Power" was a minor hit and the simple chorus is effective. "All I Wanted" is pure pop, and this Top 20 hit single features lush keyboards and Steve Walsh's earnest, melodramatic vocals. The instrumental "Musicatto" is the album's primary link to Kansas' prog rock past. "Taking in the View" is a gentle song featuring sweet acoustic guitar and a children's chorus. "Three Pretenders" and "Tomb 19" both rely on strong rock & roll hooks and soaring choruses. "Can't Cry Anymore" is an orchestra-based ballad. Power probably surprised longtime Kansas fans with its musical shift, but the addition of Steve Morse gave the band an interesting -- if ultimately short-lived -- new direction.
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