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Unsung Heroes


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  • Audio CD (October 22, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bmg Music
  • ASIN: B00000DOPX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484,043 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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An incredible display of superior musicianship!
Baddstuff
The band's blend of jazz, rock, country, and western classical music remains as satisfying to listen to as it did when this was released.
Brian Miller
In fact, "Divided We Stand" is perhaps the Dregs' best track ever, and unlike anything else you've ever heard.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By woburnmusicfan on May 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The name Dixie Dregs was misleading--it always made people assume the band would sound like the Charlie Daniels Band or Molly Hatchett. So for "Unsung Heroes" the name was changed to "The Dregs". The music remained the same, instrumental rock played by five virtuoso musicians in a dizzying array of styles, with music and arrangements as intricate yet insanely catchy as anything either progressive rock or fusion has ever produced. Solos are kept short, and at some point during an album you're bound to hear every possible combination of two instruments play in unison (listen for the violin and bass on "Attila the Hun").
This is the Dregs' best studio album, with a fantastic set of compositions by Steve Morse, the world's greatest guitarist. By now, the formula for a Dregs album was pretty well established: a couple of rockers ("Cruise Control" and "Rock & Roll Park"), a couple of progressive rock tracks ("Divided We Stand" and "Attila the Hun"), a ballad ("Day 444"), and some bluegrass ("I'll Just Pick"), funk ("Kat Food"), and baroque ("Go for Baroque"). "Divided We Stand", "Kat Food", "I'll Just Pick", and "Go for Baroque" are the best songs the Dregs have done in each of their respective genres. In fact, "Divided We Stand" is perhaps the Dregs' best track ever, and unlike anything else you've ever heard. "Cruise Control", which had previously appeared on the "Freefall" album, is reborn in a stripped-down, harder rocking version. "Rock & Roll Park" gives keyboardist T Lavitz a chance to show that he can also play soprano sax. The climax of "I'll Just Pick" has Morse repeating an 8-bar melody, as one by one, bassist Andy West, Lavitz, and violinist Allen Sloan join in with counterpoint melodies. This was Sloan's last album before leaving to become an anesthesiologist, and his simple yet gorgeous solo on "Day 444" is the highlight of that song.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This may be the best Dregs CD. Their re-make of "Cruise Control" has more energy than the original, and "Go For Baroque" is a beautiful Classical piece that shows the incredible versatility of this band! I was able to see the Dregs live in 1981 with Mark O'Connor on violin and guitar, and O'Connor played guitar on "Rock and Roll Park" including the guitar harmony with Steve Morse at the end of the song. What an incredible night that was! The whole CD is full of amazing musicianship. If you are a fan of progressive music like "Rush" for example, you will LOVE this group's music! To go another day without hearing it would be unforgivable. Get it now! You won't regret it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Difrancesco on January 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Another simply masterful instrumental album by the Dregs/Dixie Dregs. Awesome at fusing/combining Rock, Freejazz, Funk, Celtic, Barouque, Folk, anything I left out. and the Tracks 'Divided We Stand'- best Celtic style and 'Go For Barouque' best dregs Classical Tune; only 1 of 2 to use guiter-violin-bass-piano.And great songwriting as usual. I Belive this is the Quitessential Dregs/Dixie Dregs album. (Just saw them live in San Francisco-January, 2003; they never fail to dissapoint me).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Baddstuff on October 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have seen The Dregs about 5 times and as someone who has been going to concerts for 30 years and has seen many of the best, The Dregs remain one of the premier live bands I have seen. This kind of music just doesn't get much better and I enjoy it even more because I know there is no studio trickery involved, they can pull this off live with gusto!

The version of 'Cruise Control' that they do in concert is extended and contains a middle part where the guitar, bass, violin and keys trade riffs and it is a site to behold. As the solos go around they get shorter and shorter until it seems they are passing a hot potato among them, and they never miss a beat. An incredible display of superior musicianship!

One of my favorite tracks from this disc is 'I'll Just Pick', a sweet country/bluegrass track that will have you toe-tapping in no time. You cannot go wrong with this CD, just get it already!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 2001
Format: Audio CD
THIS CD IS ENERGY DRIVEN WITH AN INCREDIBLY TIGHT BAND. there is no other band similar. If you are a musician you will appreciate the quality of this music
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is the Dixie Dregs at their peak. It's my favorite, and I beleive, former Dreg's Bass player Andy West's also.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Songs include Cruise Control, Divided We Stand, I'll Just Pick, Day 444, Rock n' Roll Park, Attila the Hun, Kat Food amd Go for Baroque. The music is primarily fast and jazzy. Alot of guitar and electric violin. There are no lyrics. Cruise Control and especially Rock n' Roll Park show versatility and an interesting blend of styles.
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