Point of Know Return [Bonus Tracks]

Point of Know Return [Bonus Tracks]

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by Kansas
     
 

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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

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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)."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998538726
catalogNumber:
85387

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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
David Wild   Liner Notes
Rick Williams   Sound Effects
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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Point of Know Return 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
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.