Kansas (2) ‎– Song For America

Kirshner ‎– PZ 33385
Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing

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A1 Down The Road
Handclaps – Food Alright And The WinesLead Vocals – Rob*Scat, Piano – Steve*Words By, Music By – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
A2 Song For America
Glockenspiel – Phil*Words By, Music By – Kerry Livgren
A3 Lamplight Symphony
Words By, Music By – Kerry Livgren
B1 Lonely Street
Words By, Music By – Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, Steve Walsh
B2 The Devil Game
Words By, Music By – Dave Hope, Steve Walsh
B3 Incomudro - Hymn To The Atman
Drum Machine [Moog Drum], Gong – Phil*Synthesizer [ARP] – Kerry LivgrenVocals, Synthesizer [Moog] – Steve*Words By, Music By – Kerry Livgren

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Columbia, Terre Haute pressing

Recorded at Wally Hyder Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered at Mastering Lab, Los Angeles

Ⓒ 1975 CBS Inc./Ⓟ 1975 CBS Inc.
Distributed by Columbia/Epic Records/CBS Inc./51 West 52 Street, New York, N.Y appears on back cover
Distributed by Columbia Records/CBS Inc./51 West 52 Street City appears on labels

Matte sleeve. Included glossy lyric inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched): T1 P AL 33385-1D MCR B
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched): T1 PBL-33385-1G A MCR
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PZT 33385 Kansas (2) Song For America(Cass, Album) Kirshner PZT 33385 US 1975 Sell This Version
KIR 80740 Kansas (2) Song For America(LP, Album, RE) Kirshner KIR 80740 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
25AP 1218 Kansas (2) Song For America(LP, Album, RE) Kirshner 25AP 1218 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
EK 86610 Kansas (2) Song For America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Legacy EK 86610 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 80740, S EPC 80740, (PZ 33385) Kansas (2) Song For America(LP, Album) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC 80740, S EPC 80740, (PZ 33385) UK 1975 Sell This Version


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July 14, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Song For America really is foretelling of what the listeners about to be musically showered with. You get alot of influences here a bit of Americana i.e. country the use the fiddle, jazz behest of the chordal movements, rock courtesy of two amazing guitarists and classical European influence. Unlike their debut Kansas 2nd epic release features more pronounced synthesizer performances (Mini-Moog/ARP strings), longer compositions and very tight arrangements eloquent, majestic yet never pompous in overall delivery.
Steve Walsh's vocals are amazingly strong and under control and can be subtle, melancholic or dynamically story drenched lyrically.
The rhythmic end bass and drumming are all top notch and tights with lots of rhythmic and harmonic interplay.
I know most affiliate Kansas with Point and Leftoverture but I feel SFA is probably the apex of their historical releases and the remastered early 00' version was re-engineered with a cleaner crisper sound. This is American prog rock on par with anything European where belting out at the time and a shinning example of how talented this band was back in the "golden" era of progressive rock.



May 12, 2017
This album has a kind of patriotic sound and is very deep and in touch with certain feelings about life experiences.