Song for America [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - Mark Allender
Probably the most prog of Kansas albums, this one spotlights long, orchestrated songs and unusual time signatures. There is an extended 9/8 instrumental break in the middle of the title track. "Lamplight Symphony" offers long, orchestrated passages. When the energy is there, it is intense energy, such as "Down the Road" and "The Devil Game." The longer songs unfortunately can lose a passive listener but, all in all, this is a good if not adolescent recording for a group in this genre. [The 2004 reissue has improved sound, new liner notes, and two bonus tracks: the single edit of "Song for America" and a live version of "Down the Road" taken from a 1975 show at the Agora ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Allender
Probably the most prog of Kansas albums, this one spotlights long, orchestrated songs and unusual time signatures. There is an extended 9/8 instrumental break in the middle of the title track. "Lamplight Symphony" offers long, orchestrated passages. When the energy is there, it is intense energy, such as "Down the Road" and "The Devil Game." The longer songs unfortunately can lose a passive listener but, all in all, this is a good if not adolescent recording for a group in this genre. [The 2004 reissue has improved sound, new liner notes, and two bonus tracks: the single edit of "Song for America" and a live version of "Down the Road" taken from a 1975 show at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972400426
  • Catalog Number: 724004
  • Sales rank: 12,226

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kansas Primary Artist
Kerry Livgren Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Moog Synthesizer, ARP, Arp Strings
Steve Walsh Organ, Piano, Vocals, ARP, scat
Phil Ehart Drums, Glockenspiel, Gong, Moog Drum
Dave Hope Bass Guitar
Robbie Steinhardt Violin, Vocals
Rich Williams Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Food Alright And The Wines Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Kerry Livgren Composer
Steve Walsh Composer
Phil Ehart Composer
Jeff Glixman Producer, Reissue Producer, Audio Production
Wally Gold Producer, Audio Production
Peter Granet Producer
Dave Hope Composer
Don Kirshner Composer
Ed Lee Art Direction
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Jeff Magid Reissue Producer
Bret Adams Liner Notes
R. Williams Composer
Abe Vélez Packaging Manager
Peter Lloyd Cover Painting
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    classic 70's rock!

    what did you get if you mix a cross between charlie daniels southern rock and yes- like proggresive rock? kansas! don't listen to what the skeptics from the net reveiwing game get you down! clap your hands to the beat of the song down the road. marvel at the amazement of the prog rock epics like song for america and the lamplight symphony. lonely street and the devil game are tough rockers and finally incomudro is the longest by kansas standards epic. this one gets more than 5 it is a ten!.

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