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The Best Of Kansas

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Between the early 1970s and early '80s, Kansas made a long musical journey, starting out as complex prog-rock merchants, deeply indebted to the technically dazzling, epic works of Yes, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. A decade on, the band had trimmed its sound to the bare bones, pounding out relatively straightforward, hard-edged AOR. THE BEST OF KANSAS ably illustrates how Kansas got from one extreme to the other. "The Wall" and "Closet Chronicles," for instance, illustrate the proggier side of the group, unafraid to experiment. The ideal middle ground occupied by the churning rocker "Carry On Wayward Son" and the peppy, melodic "Point of Know Return" represents the commercial and artistic apex of the band. The relentless, pile-driver attack of the early-'80s hit "Fight Fire with Fire" finds the former art-rockers closer in spirit to Def Leppard than to King Crimson. You couldn't ask for more variety or a more comprehensive selection from a single-disc collection than what's provided by THE BEST OF KANSAS.
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1
Carry On Wayward Son (Album Version)
00:05:21

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

(P) 1976 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Point Of Know Return (Album Version)
00:03:11

Terry Diane Becker, Engineer - 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 - Phil Shart, Percussion - Phil Shart, Drums - P. Ehart, Composer - P. Ehart, Lyricist - 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 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

3
Fight Fire With Fire (Album Version)
00:03:40

Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - Kansas, Producer - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - J. Elefante, Composer - J. Elefante, Lyricist - Neil Kernon, Producer - Phil Ehart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - John Elefante, Vocal - D. Elefante, Composer - D. Elefante, Lyricist

(P) 1983 Sony Music Entertainment

4
Dust In The Wind (Album Version)
00:03:25

Terry Diane Becker, Engineer - Dave Hope, Bass - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Composer - Kerry Livgren, Lyricist - 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 Sony Music Entertainment

5
Song For America (Album Version)
00:09:06

Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - Peter Granat, Engineer - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Phil Ehart, Drums - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Wally Gold, Producer

(P) 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

6
Hold On (Album Version)
00:03:51

Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Producer - Kansas, Performer - Davy Moire, Engineer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - Brad Aaron, Engineer - Phil Ehart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1980 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

7
No One Together (Album Version)
00:06:57

Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Producer - Kansas, Performer - Davy Moire, Co-Producer - Davy Moire, Engineer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - Brad Aaron, Co-Producer - Brad Aaron, Engineer - Phil Ehart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1980 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

8
Play The Game Tonight (Album Version)
00:03:26

R. Williams, Composer - R. Williams, Lyricist - Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - R. Frazier, Composer - R. Frazier, Lyricist - Ken Scott, Producer - Ken Scott, Engineer - D. Fleishour, Composer - D. Fleishour, Lyricist - P. Ehart, Composer - P. Ehart, Lyricist - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Phil Ehart, Drums - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - Rich Williams, Guitar - Journey, Producer - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - John Elefante, Vocal

(P) 1982 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

9
The Wall (Album Version)
00:04:46

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

(P) 1976 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
The Pinnacle (Album Version)
00:09:35

Lee Peterzell, Engineer - Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - Jimmy Stroud, 2nd Engineer - Phil Ehart, Drums - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

11
The Devil Game (Album Version)
00:05:03

D. Hope, Composer - D. Hope, Lyricist - Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - Peter Granat, Engineer - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Phil Ehart, Drums - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Wally Gold, Producer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

12
Closet Chronicles (Album Version)
00:06:54

Dave Hope, Vocal - Dave Hope, Acoustic Bass - K. Livgren, Composer - K. Livgren, Lyricist - Kansas, Performer - Kerry Livgren, Vocal - Kerry Livgren, Guitar - Kerry Livgren, Piano - Kerry Livgren, Organ - Dave Moire, Engineer - Robby Steinhardt, Vocal - Robby Steinhardt, Violin - Phil Ehart, Drums - Jeff Glixman, Producer - Jeff Glixman, Mastering Engineer - S. Walsh, Composer - S. Walsh, Lyricist - Rich Williams, Guitar - Steve Walsh, Vocal - Steve Walsh, Congas - Steve Walsh, Piano - Steve Walsh, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Album Description

Between the early 1970s and early '80s, Kansas made a long musical journey, starting out as complex prog-rock merchants, deeply indebted to the technically dazzling, epic works of Yes, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. A decade on, the band had trimmed its sound to the bare bones, pounding out relatively straightforward, hard-edged AOR. THE BEST OF KANSAS ably illustrates how Kansas got from one extreme to the other. "The Wall" and "Closet Chronicles," for instance, illustrate the proggier side of the group, unafraid to experiment. The ideal middle ground occupied by the churning rocker "Carry On Wayward Son" and the peppy, melodic "Point of Know Return" represents the commercial and artistic apex of the band. The relentless, pile-driver attack of the early-'80s hit "Fight Fire with Fire" finds the former art-rockers closer in spirit to Def Leppard than to King Crimson. You couldn't ask for more variety or a more comprehensive selection from a single-disc collection than what's provided by THE BEST OF KANSAS.
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