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Point Of Know Return (Expanded Edition)

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This is the definitive Kansas recording and includes their most famous tune, "Dust in the Wind." The band is in peak form and also churned out the single "Point of Know Return," which is still played daily on classic rock stations. While their pop-oriented approach and standard rock guitar sound helped define the classic rock sound of the '70s, careful listening reveals that this band's talent goes beyond colleagues such as Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Boston. Their arrangements and time signatures more accurately reflect the music of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "Paradox" and "The Spider" are both excellent examples of their progressive approach. Unfortunately, the band always struggled to maintain a healthy balance of progression combined with pop. That made for such awkward moments here as "Portrait (He Knew)" and "Lightning's Hand." Yet despite the minor inconsistencies and a dated sound, their interplay and superior musicianship make this both an essential classic rock and progressive rock recording.
© Robert Taylor /TiVo

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1
Point of Know Return (Album Version)
00:03:10

R. Steinhardt, Composer - R. Steinhardt, Lyricist - Dave Hope, Bass - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - P. Ehart, Composer - P. Ehart, Lyricist - Phil Ehart, Percussion - Phil Ehart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Paradox (Album Version)
00:03:50

Terry Diane Becker, Engineer - Dave Hope, Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Engineer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
The Spider (Album Version)
00:02:05

Terry Diane Becker, Engineer - Dave Hope, Bass - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Engineer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Portrait (He Knew) (Album Version)
00:04:36

Dave Hope, Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Closet Chronicles (Album Version)
00:06:30

Dave Hope, Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Ehart, Performer - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Lightning's Hand (Album Version)
00:04:24

Kerry Livgren, Composer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Lyricist - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Dave Hope, Bass - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Composer - Steve Walsh, Lyricist - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Kansas, Performer - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Dust in the Wind (Album Version)
00:03:26

Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Kerry Livgren, Lyricist - Kerry Livgren, Composer - Dave Hope, Bass - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Kansas, Performer - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Phil Ehart, Performer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Sparks of the Tempest (Album Version)
00:04:15

Dave Hope, Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Nobody's Home (Album Version)
00:04:40

Terry Diane Becker, Engineer - Dave Hope, Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Engineer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Hopelessly Human (Album Version)
00:07:08

Terry Diane Becker, Engineer - Dave Hope, Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Electric Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Percussion - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Synthesizer - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Robby Steinhardt, Viola - Robby Steinhardt, Acoustic Cello - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Engineer - Rich Williams, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Rich Williams, Electric Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Percussion - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Steve Walsh, Celesta - Steve Walsh, Synthesizer

(P) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Sparks of the Tempest (Live at Pine Knob, Clarkston, MI - July 1978) (Live)
00:05:16

S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Kansas, Performer - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist

(P) 1978 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
Portrait (He Knew) (Remix)
00:04:49

S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Kansas, Performer - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist

(P) 2002 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

This is the definitive Kansas recording and includes their most famous tune, "Dust in the Wind." The band is in peak form and also churned out the single "Point of Know Return," which is still played daily on classic rock stations. While their pop-oriented approach and standard rock guitar sound helped define the classic rock sound of the '70s, careful listening reveals that this band's talent goes beyond colleagues such as Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Boston. Their arrangements and time signatures more accurately reflect the music of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "Paradox" and "The Spider" are both excellent examples of their progressive approach. Unfortunately, the band always struggled to maintain a healthy balance of progression combined with pop. That made for such awkward moments here as "Portrait (He Knew)" and "Lightning's Hand." Yet despite the minor inconsistencies and a dated sound, their interplay and superior musicianship make this both an essential classic rock and progressive rock recording.
© Robert Taylor /TiVo

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