Audio-Visions

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the time of their eighth album, Audio-Visions, Kansas had entered the post-platinum solo-album phase of the typical successful rock group's career. Leaders Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh were devoting time to making their own records, and Kansas was becoming a part-time occupation. The two divided up the songwriting chores on Audio-Visions, alternating Livgren's always spiritual and by now explicitly religious lyrical sentiments and ornate musical structures with Walsh's earthier and harder-rocking concerns. Livgren's Christian-themed "Hold On" "Outside the door He is waiting" made the Top 40, and Walsh's "Got to Rock" was a singles-chart entry, but nothing here ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the time of their eighth album, Audio-Visions, Kansas had entered the post-platinum solo-album phase of the typical successful rock group's career. Leaders Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh were devoting time to making their own records, and Kansas was becoming a part-time occupation. The two divided up the songwriting chores on Audio-Visions, alternating Livgren's always spiritual and by now explicitly religious lyrical sentiments and ornate musical structures with Walsh's earthier and harder-rocking concerns. Livgren's Christian-themed "Hold On" "Outside the door He is waiting" made the Top 40, and Walsh's "Got to Rock" was a singles-chart entry, but nothing here matched the music from the group's late-'70s heyday. Audio-Visions was the last of seven straight Kansas albums to go gold or platinum and the last album made by the group's most successful lineup. In 1981, Walsh quit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972444420
  • Catalog Number: 724444
  • Sales rank: 11,681

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Relentless (4:58)
  2. 2 Anything for You (3:59)
  3. 3 Hold On (3:53)
  4. 4 Loner (2:31)
  5. 5 Curtain Of Iron (6:12)
  6. 6 Got To Rock On (3:21)
  7. 7 Don't Open Your Eyes (4:06)
  8. 8 No One Together (6:58)
  9. 9 No Room For A Stranger (3:00)
  10. 10 Back Door (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kansas Primary Artist, Band
Kerry Livgren Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Walsh Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Vibes
Phil Ehart Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Terry Ehart Vocals
Four Bassmen Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Hope Bass, Vocals
Joey Jelf Vocals, Background Vocals
Victoria Livgren Vocals
Joey Self Vocals
Anne Steinhardt Violin, Viola, Vocals
Robbie Steinhardt Violin, Viola, Vocals
Lisa White Vocals, Background Vocals
Donna Williams Vocals, Background Vocals
Rich Williams Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Kansas Producer
Claude Hopkins Composer
Kerry Livgren Composer
Brad Aaron Producer, Engineer
Terry Ehart Contributor
Four Bassmen Contributor
Joey Jelf Contributor
Victoria Livgren Contributor
Davey Moire Producer, Engineer
Lisa White Contributor
Donna Williams Contributor
Greg Webster Engineer
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
Bobby Williams Composer
Alex Hill Composer
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