Point of Know Return [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
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. The 2002 CD reissue adds two bonus tracks: a live 1978 version of "Sparks of the Tempest" and a remix of "Portrait (He Knew)."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998538726
  • Catalog Number: 85387

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kansas Primary Artist
Kerry Livgren Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Clavinet, Whistle (Instrument), Machines
Steve Walsh Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Celeste, Vocals, Vibes
Phil Ehart Percussion, Chimes, Drums, Gong, Timpani
Robbie Steinhardt Violin, Cello, Viola, Vocals
Rick Williams Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Kansas Arranger
Terry Becker Engineer
Jeff Glixman Producer, Engineer, Reissue Producer
George Marino Mastering
David Wild Liner Notes
Rick Williams Sound Effects
Suha Gur Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Tom Drennon Art Direction
Jeff Magid Reissue Producer
Fong Y. Lee Packaging Manager
Bob Maile Calligraphy
Peter Lloyd Illustrations
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The best Kansas album

    This may not be a concept album but it comes close. The songs here are powerful from first to last. Much ridicule has been leveled on "Dust in the Wind" over the last few years but the fact is it was a huge hit because it was, and is, a great song and it, along with this entire album, ought to be part of every rockers collection. The Point of Know Return is a point you should travel to.

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