Best of (Audio Cassette) Import
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Here, unfortunately, is a simple-minded greatest hits collection from a band known for concept albums, not singles. This Arista collection will please fans of the group's best known tracks: "Carry On My Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind," "Point of Know Return," and the maudlin 1982 hit "Play the Game Tonight." But the digital remixes of "The Wall" and "Wayward Son" from 1976's Leftoverture are superfluous (the originals sounded warmer) and the absence of any tracks from the band's self-titled debut and the excellent Masque is inexcusable, albeit commercially safe. The song sequence also leaves a lot to be desired: the jump from 1975's Genesis-like "Song for America" to the corporate pop of 1984's "Perfect Lover" is jarring at best, and does little to make the case that Kansas deserves any more than the belittled reputation they've unfortunately inherited. --James Rotondi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Now, personally, I know some people who own one of these albums, maybe even two. They're good people -- culturally famished, obviously; lacking in taste, unquestionably -- but not necessarily people you'd cross the street to avoid. But people who own ALL FIVE of these albums? I must admit, it's difficult to visualize the sort of person whose record collection includes Styx, Foreigner, Boston, Kansas, and Journey. I suppose they would have a bit of Bad Company, Survivor, REO Speedwagon, and Meatloaf thrown in for the sake of variety. The walls would no doubt be adorned by posters of Molly Hatchet and black velvet unicorns. X-Men comics would litter the closet floor; a few faded photos of Heather Locklear would be tucked beneath the mattress.
While it is tempting to gather these sad misfits and lock them away from civilized society, we must -- MUST -- hold out some hope for their redemption. Find these people, my friends, find them SOON. Buy them a Clash album, some early R.E.M., some Replacements. Offer them moderate doses of the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth and Pavement. With care and nurturing, we CAN redeem them. Onward!
firstname.lastname@example.org from Yakima, Washington , September 17, 1998 Kerry Livgren's departure from Kansas was a disapointment to all die-hard Kansas fans, however we all saw it coming as he and Steve Walsh drifted apart both musically and philosophically. Livgren's Kansas lyrics read like a road map of his search, literally, for life's meaning. We didn't have to wait too long, however, to see what this guitar virtuoso would come up with. On this, his first solo effort, Livgren has gathered together some phenomenal musicians(Ronnie James Dio of Black Sabbath, Barrimore Barlow of Jethro Tull, David Pack of Ambrosia, Paul Goddard of Atlanta Rhythym Section and many others including Dave Hope of Kansas) and he's finally done things "his" way. The result is an inspiring and musically powerful collection of songs. It is a departure from the Kansas sound but his Christian perspective is encouraging and his use of great back-up musicians and guests produces a very good recording for anyone who appreciates Kerry Livgren's awesome guitar and keyboard work as well as some deep and thought-provoking lyrics. Go get it (if you can find it).
I guess the guys from Stryper were too busy to help out.
Before publishing the final verdict, maybe he should also consult with other Amazon Customers who bought titles by Kansas (and) also bought titles by these artists:
Kerry Livgren Rush Boston Journey ..... Foreigner
Surely there must be a Star Trek convention coming to Indianapolis soon, and these alleged customers shouldn't be hard to find there. But in the meantime, from this stellar list I would vote for Styx, with Journey a close second, for overall scatology.
p.s. who the heck is kerry livgren? Is he/she in the Chieftains?
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The Best of Kansas is OK. For the casual fan, maybe more than OK. But for the long time hardcore fan, we like the songs, but like the songs that never "charted" a lot too. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2006 by J. Hendershott
I must say, there are a number of classic rock hits on here, but none of them excite me very much. I probably wouldn't even own this if it wasn't for "Dust In The Wind". Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by H3@+h
I've been KANSAS fans for over 20 years.They had ups and downs.I think this CD is a best introductory for the beginner for AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE ROCKS. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Sound Profiler
Each track on this handy compilation embodies all of the genuine elements that made Kansas one of the all-time greats, consisting of the Topeka-homegrown innocence (without the... Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003 by Bud Sturguess
This is the first Kansas album that I bought and all I can say is that it is SO good and definitely the best album to start with if you're interested in Kansas. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2003 by Mike Coleman
The original issue of this album, released in 1984, was attrocious. It contained the big hits (Wayward Son, Dust, Hold On) and a few key album rock staples (Point of Know Return,... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by David Pearlman
This remastered version of their Greatest Hits is the perfect introduction to the prog/rock group Kansas. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003 by Vilbs