Alternative Press - 4 stars out of 5 -- "REBIRTH IN REPRISE is the successor the ever-evolving ACT narrative needed, and if fans of the collection can open their minds to the occasional divergence in sound it should be the one they've longed for as well."
Personnel: Casey Crescenzo (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, synthesizer, percussion); Rob Parr (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ); Judy Crescenzo, Tivoli Breckenridge (vocals); Max Tousseau (guitar, synthesizer); Liza Wallace (harp); Ann Eastman, Moses Lei, Lucy Giraldo (violin); Alice Eastman, Christina Lesicko (viola); Kane Suga, Karen Hsu, Cindy Hickox (cello); Jenny Hanson, Arturo Rodriguez (flute); Carolyn Walter, James Pytko (clarinet); Ashley Ertz, Sue Crum (oboe); Scott Alexander (bassoon); Kris King (contrabassoon); Justin Smith , Michael Cox, Harlow Carpenter (trumpet); Allison Gomer, Bruce Colman (trombone); Robinson Love (tuba); Nick Carnes, Heidi Trefethen, Jon Betts, Phil Hobson (horns); Alex Van Gils , Amanda Wu, Travis Kindred (double bass); Nick Crescenzo (drums, percussion); Lily Sevier (timpani, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Mike Watts .
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (01/04/2015); Port Angeles, WA (01/04/2015); Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (01/07/2015); Port Angeles, WA (01/07/2015); Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (01/10/2015); Port Angeles, WA (01/10/2015); Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (01/11/2015); Port Angeles, WA (01/11/2015).
2013's Migrant Reprise saw Dear Hunter mastermind Casey Crescenzo taking a break from his conceptual album cycle and delivering a traditional, non-linear set of ambitious orchestral art-rock. As its title would suggest, 2015's Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise is the fourth installment of the planned six-part series, and picks up right where 2009's well-received Act III: Life and Death left off, chronicling the emotional highs and lows of a boy born at beginning of the 21st century who is facing the complexities of adulthood. ~ James Christopher Monger