(A special thank you to my buddy Steve Simpson for letting me log on and sound off.) To James Rotondi, the designated Amazon reviewer for the "Best of Kansas" CD: With a little homework, you could have written a much more accurate and helpful review. First of all, the CD is released on Epic Associated/Legacy, not Arista. Secondly, you bemoaned the lack of any tracks from the excellent "Masque" album. Actually, "The Pinnacle" (Track 10) is from "Masque" and is, I might add, definitely the best track from that album. Also, you discuss the jarring nature of "Perfect Lover." What's really jarring is that "Perfect Lover" is NOT EVEN ON THIS ALBUM! It WAS on the old "Best of," but was deleted on this re-release. So, three strikes, and you're out, pal! As for my opinion, for what it's worth, this is as perfect as possible for an overview of a group that, as Rotondi notes, is at its finest on longplay albums. Enduring rock hit classics, such as "Carry On Wayward Son," "Point of Know Return," and "Dust in the Wind," are nicely complimented by epic album cut masterpieces such as "Song for America" and "No One Together." And, the long overdue CD debut of the 1978 live version of "Closet Chronicles" finally makes its appearance on this compilation. In short, this CD is a must for any true progressive music fan.