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Album Review

As its title and cover implies, Unsung Heroes is an entirely instrumental LP, full of the jazz-rock fusion that the Dixie Dregs have made famous. Steve Morse is, not surprisingly, the key player — he wrote and produced the entire album — but keyboardist T. Lavitz and violinist Allen Sloan also shine. "I'll Just Pick," a rollicking country tune, contains some impressive fiddle and piano lines, while the galloping "Cruise Control" is the album's key ensemble piece, where every player gets a chance to shine. The true standout, though, is "Day 444," a lengthy, more melodic track (the title refers to the day that American hostages in Iran were released) that contains some of Morse's most fluid solos. If the album has a flaw, it's that sometimes the band seems too laid-back for their own good, especially on the second half of the album, where the energy drags somewhat. Also, "Go for Baroque," an attempt at medieval music in the same vein as what "I'll Just Pick" did with down-home country, is too silly to sustain repeated listenings. But for the most part, Unsung Heroes, though it will probably not convert any skeptics, stands as an above-average example of well-played jazz-rock fusion. ~ Victor W. Valdivia, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Thank you

I had this album when it first came out in 1981. Thanks iTunes for having it. Great music.

Steve... I remember!

The Dregs.... although my life was also changed forever after seeing John & The Mahavishnu O., I could feel the connection you had from your own inspirational link to that work... it flows from your fingers to the neck as if you have been blessed by the same power as he. Day 444 and so much of your sound since came from that experience, I feel at times you are his twin. I hope you met him, I hope you played together... thank you for your music.

My all time favorite instrumental album!!!

I was lucky enough to hear the song "Cruise Control" in 1981 on alternative radio MSOE while working in Milwaukee. After hearing that song, I just had to get the whole album. Although hard to find on cd, this is a must-have album if you like fast paced classical blended with soft fusion that actually goes somewhere. None of that repetitious time-wasting found in albums lacking the musical ability to take you from point a to point b in style and grace. This album is truly music to your soul! To Steve Morse and The Dregs.. I miss you guys! Keep Rockin!

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