There's Know Place Like Home

There's Know Place Like Home

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Starting in the 1990s, quite a few hard rock bands decided to go "the symphonic route," by putting on concerts that merged big guitar riffs with swirling strings. The Scorpions, Kiss, and Metallica all immediately come to mind as bands that have taken the symphonic plunge. But admittedly,

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Starting in the 1990s, quite a few hard rock bands decided to go "the symphonic route," by putting on concerts that merged big guitar riffs with swirling strings. The Scorpions, Kiss, and Metallica all immediately come to mind as bands that have taken the symphonic plunge. But admittedly, the results varied wildly. But one band that seemed custom-made for a symphonic collaboration was Kansas -- who have always favored technicality and layered compositions over your basic three-chord rock. And in 2009, Kansas officially joined the "symphonic rock age," with the release of CD and DVD sets (sold separately), titled There's Know Place Like Home. Recorded/filmed live at Washburn University's White Concert Hall (in Topeka, KS), the group is joined on-stage by the 50-piece Washburn University Orchestra, and the results make such already-bombastic-sounding tracks as "Carry on Wayward Son" even more grandiose. And since songs like "Dust in the Wind" contained strings on the original studio version, it's not that far of a stretch for Kansas to reconnect with their symphonic side. Add to it appearances in the set by former members Kerry Livgren and Steve Morse, and you have certainly one of the better (if not the best) Kansas DVDs to be released so far.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
Label:
Starcity
UPC:
0642820020327
catalogNumber:
10907

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kansas   Primary Artist
Steve Morse   Guest Appearance
Kerry Livgren   Guest Appearance
Steve Walsh   Keyboards,Vocals
Phil Ehart   Drums,Group Member
Billy Greer   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Raul A. Rodriguez   Horn
David Ragsdale   Violin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Baird   Conductor
Brandon Graves   Percussion,Timpani
James Kirkwood   Trumpet
Neil McKay   Trombone
Jose Salazar   Oboe
Carlos Cabezas   Violin
Mathew Bell   Percussion,Timpani
Christopher Roth   Flute
Mario Martin Zelaya   Violin
Richard Allen Williams M.D.   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Neil McKay   Trombone

Technical Credits

Kansas   Producer
Phil Ehart   Director
Jeff Glixman   Director,Producer
Raul A. Rodriguez   Principal
Jose Salazar   Principal
Carlos Cabezas   Principal
Zak Rizvi   Director

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