by KansasKansas
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972444420
catalogNumber: 724444
Rank: 5048


  1. Relentless
  2. Anything for You
  3. Hold On
  4. Loner
  5. Curtain Of Iron
  6. Got To Rock On
  7. Don't Open Your Eyes
  8. No One Together
  9. No Room For A Stranger
  10. Back Door

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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