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Art of the State
Ad, Kerry Livgren
Art of the State
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, Christian
 
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The second release by Kerry Livgren's post-Kansas group, AD. Considered by many to be one of his best efforts.

      
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All Artists: Ad, Kerry Livgren
Title: Art of the State
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Numavox
Release Date: 5/7/1996
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, Christian
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Hard Rock & Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601283000222

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The second release by Kerry Livgren's post-Kansas group, AD. Considered by many to be one of his best efforts.

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Art Of The State
John R. Davidson | Moberly, Missouri United States | 05/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like the music of Kansas, then this album will thrill you. Kerry Livgren, the writing force for such hits as "Dust In The Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son", has continued to mature in his "art rock" style of music. The lyrical content of this album is deep and meaningful. It's an album worth adding to your collection and enjoying for a long time."
My intro to Kerry...really!
L. Davis | Dallas, TX | 08/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike alot of long time Kansas fans, AD's Art of the State was my first introduction to the music of Kerry Livgren. To this very day it's one of my favorite Christian albums from the 80's. I actually have the LP of this album and I didn't dare part with it! Even after finding the CD, I still probably won't part with it since I'm still a fan of the cover art. I found the music to be a really smart, polished and creative alternative to a lot of 80's Christian rock which IMHO is saying quite a bit, since I feel Christian rock really began to come into it's own at the time. Out of 10 great songs, my favorite would have to be the dark and apocalyptic "The Fury" which I just learned is one of Kerry's favorites. Another favorite is "Up From the Wasteland""
Not Quite "State Of The Art" As I Expected
Vic George 2K6 | Westfield, MA, USA | 08/17/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"After sampling their "All Creation Sings" tune from the Numavox website, I thought that the AD album it came from would have more of the same kind of energetic rocking style that was put into that one song, but unfortunately it doesn't: the other songs sound painfully weak and don't really measure up to that one track which is the opener of this album. That's really sad, considering that in 1999 another former member of Kansas would have a Christian rock album that truly sounds like it belongs in the 1980s in a very good way, alongside acts such as Yes, Asia, Boston, and Pink Floyd to name a few popular rock bands of that era."