Kansas (2) ‎– Leftoverture

Kirshner ‎– JZ 34224
Vinyl, LP, Album, Goldisc Pressing

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A1 Carry On Wayward Son
Written-By – K. Livgren*
A2 The Wall
Written-By – K. Livgren*, S. Walsh*
A3 What's On My Mind
Written-By – K. Livgren*
A4 Miracles Out Of Nowhere
Written-By – K. Livgren*
B1 Opus Insert
Written-By – K. Livgren*
B2 Questions Of My Childhood
Written-By – K. Livgren*, S. Walsh*
B3 Cheyenne Anthem
Vocals [Children's Voices] – Cheryl Norman, Toye La RoccaWritten-By – K. Livgren*
Magnum Opus
Written-By – D. Hope*, K. Livgren*, P. Ehart*, R. Williams*, R. Steinhardt*, S. Walsh*
B4.a Father Padilla Meets The Perfect Gnat
B4.b Howling At The Moon
B4.c Man Overboard
B4.d Industry On Parade
B4.e Release The Beavers
B4.f Gnat Attack

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Comes with picture/lyric inner sleeve.

"GOL" in runouts denotes a Goldisc pressing.

Recorded and mixed at Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, La. on the Harrison 3232 Console.

Distributed by CBS Records/CBS Inc./51 W. 52 Street, New York, N.Y.
℗ © 1976 CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 34224
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): AL - 34224 - PV STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 34224
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): BL - 34224 - PV GOL STERLING
  • Pressing Plant ID: GOL

Other Versions (5 of 102) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EICP 20074 Kansas (2) Leftoverture(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Unofficial) Epic (2) EICP 20074 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
KIR 81728, EPC 81728 Kansas (2) Leftoverture(LP, Album) Kirshner, Epic KIR 81728, EPC 81728 Europe 1977 Sell This Version
JZA 34224 Kansas (2) Leftoverture(8-Trk, Album, 5 P) Kirshner JZA 34224 US 1976 Sell This Version
PC 4908 Kansas (2) Leftoverture(Cass, Album) CBS PC 4908 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
JZ 34224, 34224 Kansas (2) Leftoverture(LP, Album, San) Kirshner, Kirshner JZ 34224, 34224 US 1976 Sell This Version


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May 15, 2019
a great collection of musicians but i find most of the lyrics to be very simple and cheesy to the point where i knew how almost every line would end while listening .
i also get a joe lynn turner vibe from the singer but thats not a bad thing.
"carry on" is a rip snorter but don't expect the rest of the album to be able to match it.
it's a bit of a shame as the production and overall sound is awesome.


November 7, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Original copy reviewed: https://www.discogs.com/Kansas-Leftoverture/release/10481749
Usually I avoid reviewing heavily used records, but this one plays NM so I think its fair enough. And I just had to because by god does it sound good. The dynamics and detail are superb on this old goodie and if you can get it in NM condition its worth its weight in gold at these selling prices. Great use of high and low end as well. I can mostly only speak for the 1976 releases mastered by STERLING, the closer to the original source should be better. Truly a budget audiophile record.

Update: Still kick ass sounding and probably even more so with my Nag. Get a US Sterling press!

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Rega Carbon cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakers
Custom made HQ speaker cables

Updated equipment:
Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge


August 31, 2017

This album has carry on my wayward son, such a great song.


July 5, 2017
First album I ever bought. I bought it as a gift to my grandfather for Christmas.


December 26, 2016

I have an original bought from 1976 and sounds fantastic, no clipping or hot spots anywhere.....Try dbl checking your cart alignment maybe?


July 1, 2016
My copy sounds like crap; kinda like its clipping or mistracking or something? My other records sound great. Anyone had problems with this record? Its possible I have a different pressing, my matrix doesn't quite match up with any of the pressings on discogs