Glossolalia

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All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This solo offering from Kansas' lead vocalist was released in conjunction with that band's fine comeback, Somewhere to Elsewhere. This is an exploratory collection of songs that range from the metallic title track thanks to Mike Slamer's explosive guitar playing to the aggressive dance number "Heart Attack" and periodic progressive and symphonic meandering that parallels those of his main band. The song "Kansas" combines Magical Mystery Tour psychedelia with a haunting exorcism-like vibe that exemplifies this album's recurring theme of rebirth; Steve Walsh seems to be thumbing his nose at the demons and habits that have entrapped him for so many years. The more plaintive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This solo offering from Kansas' lead vocalist was released in conjunction with that band's fine comeback, Somewhere to Elsewhere. This is an exploratory collection of songs that range from the metallic title track thanks to Mike Slamer's explosive guitar playing to the aggressive dance number "Heart Attack" and periodic progressive and symphonic meandering that parallels those of his main band. The song "Kansas" combines Magical Mystery Tour psychedelia with a haunting exorcism-like vibe that exemplifies this album's recurring theme of rebirth; Steve Walsh seems to be thumbing his nose at the demons and habits that have entrapped him for so many years. The more plaintive "Nothing" with its steel guitar and comparable vocals actually recalls early-'70s Neil Young, and "Mascara Tears" is reminiscent of mid-'70s Electric Light Orchestra. Co-producing this smorgasbord of styles along with Walsh is Magellan keyboardist Trent Gardner. Bassist Billy Greer who's appeared with Kansas and Streets continues his longtime association with Walsh on this recording.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Magna Carta
  • UPC: 026245904323
  • Catalog Number: 59043
  • Sales rank: 100,329

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glossolalia (5:31)
  2. 2 Serious Wreckage (6:03)
  3. 3 Heart Attack (4:15)
  4. 4 Kansas (8:54)
  5. 5 Nothing (3:09)
  6. 6 Haunted Man (5:38)
  7. 7 Smackin' The Clowns (10:04)
  8. 8 That's What Love's All About (5:13)
  9. 9 Mascara Tears (5:43)
  10. 10 Rebecca (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Walsh Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Virgil Donati Drums
Billy Greer Bass
Mike Slamer Guitar
Trent Gardner Trombone, Keyboards
Page Waldrop Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar
Jim Roberts Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Steve Walsh Producer
Trent Gardner Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true musical journey

    I bought this cd a while ago and it still sticks with me as one of the best I've heard in a long time. Steve Walsh temporarily (I hope!) breaks away from the legendary Kansas for his second solo effort. This one sounds nothing like Schemer Dreamer though. Steve incorporates a huge variety of styles on this record creating one of the heaviest and beautiful albums of his career. I can't really say this sounds like Kansas though there are some elements there. Steve almost uses Kansas as a starting point and adds years of influences from Metallica to Nine Inch Nails as well as his own experiences. This is the most original and well thought out album I've heard in years. Where as the new bands creating heavier music tend to be filled with anger, Steve Walsh is filled with desperation, mystery and ultimately hope. Thanks Steve for a great musical journey!

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