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An American Progressive / Hard Rock band hailing from Topeka, Kansas, formed in 1973.

Kansas' current lineup consists of:

Phil Ehart (drums)
Richard Williams (guitar)
Billy Greer (bass, vocals)
David Ragsdale (violin, guitar, vocals)
Ronnie Platt (vocals, keyboards)
Tom Brislin (keyboards)
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KZ 32817 Kansas — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Kansas (Album, Comp) Kirshner KZ 32817 US 1974 Sell This Version
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PZ 33806 Masque — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Masque (Album) Kirshner PZ 33806 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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PZA 33385 Song For America — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Song For America (Album) Kirshner PZA 33385 US 1975 Sell This Version
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PZT 34224 Leftoverture — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Leftoverture (Album) Kirshner, Kirshner PZT 34224 US 1976 Sell This Version
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KIR 82234 Point Of Know Return — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Point Of Know Return (Album) Kirshner, Kirshner KIR 82234 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
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none Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections — Kansas (2) Kansas (2), Peter Gabriel, Rita Coolidge, New Riders Of The Purple Sage Kansas (2), Peter Gabriel, Rita Coolidge, New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) The National Guard none US 1977 Sell This Version
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1R2 6882 Two For The Show — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Two For The Show (Album) Kirshner 1R2 6882 US 1978 Sell This Version
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LP-2/16/78 Wherehouse Albums Of The Week (Airplay Dates: 2/23/78 - 3/1/78 — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) / Tubes* / Journey Kansas (2) / Tubes* / Journey - Wherehouse Albums Of The Week (Airplay Dates: 2/23/78 - 3/1/78(LP, Smplr) Integrity Entertainment Corp. LP-2/16/78 US 1978 Sell This Version
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FZA 36008 Monolith — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Monolith (Album) Kirshner FZA 36008 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
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LP-1440-E Audio-Visions — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Audio-Visions (Album) Kirshner LP-1440-E Japan 1980 Sell This Version
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RR-99, RR-100 Kansas — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Kansas(LP) Rock & Religion, Rock & Religion RR-99, RR-100 US 1980 Sell This Version
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none The Kansas Concert  — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) The Kansas Concert (2xLP, Transcription) NBC Radio none US 1980 Sell This Version
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RR 121, RR 122 Rock & Religion  — Kansas (2) Kerry Livgren, Kansas (2) Kerry Livgren, Kansas (2) - Rock & Religion (LP, Transcription) Rock & Religion, Rock & Religion RR 121, RR 122 US 1980 Sell This Version
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RKRS-9 The Robert Klein Radio Show (December 21, 1980)  — Kansas (2) Robert Klein Featuring Kansas (2), The Elektriks Robert Klein Featuring Kansas (2), The Elektriks - The Robert Klein Radio Show (December 21, 1980) (LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKRS-9 US 1980 Sell This Version
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ANOTR-181 A Night On The Road — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) A Night On The Road(3xLP, Transcription) G.K. Productions ANOTR-181 US 1981 Sell This Version
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NBC 81-9 The Kansas Special  — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) The Kansas Special (2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 81-9 US 1981 Sell This Version
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40-85714 Vinyl Confessions — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) Kirshner 40-85714 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
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RR 82-8 Retro Rock — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Retro Rock(LP, Promo, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR 82-8 US 1982 Sell This Version
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OTRS 82-30 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Kansas (2) Kansas (2), Mary Turner (4) Kansas (2), Mary Turner (4) - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTRS 82-30 US 1982 Sell This Version
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IC-82-25-Y In Concert — Kansas (2) Pat Travers / Kansas (2) Pat Travers / Kansas (2) - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-82-25-Y US 1982 Sell This Version
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Series 21 Show 12 Innerview  — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Innerview (LP, Transcription) Innerview Series 21 Show 12 US 1982 Sell This Version
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none Super Groups In Concert — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Super Groups In Concert(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks none US 1982 Sell This Version
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PZT 38733, 38733 Drastic Measures — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Drastic Measures (Album) CBS Associated Records, CBS Associated Records PZT 38733, 38733 US 1983 Sell This Version
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Series 26 Show 11 Innerview  — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) Innerview (LP, Transcription) Innerview Series 26 Show 11 US 1983 Sell This Version
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IC 83-17-Y Westwood One In Concert — Kansas (2) Kansas (2) / Vandenberg Kansas (2) / Vandenberg - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC 83-17-Y US 1983 Sell This Version

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geminijon69

geminijon69

April 30, 2021
Does anybody have any info on 2 edited singles released from the Freaks Of Nature album, the singles were Desperate
Times and Hope Once Again
Trainheart

Trainheart

July 12, 2018
You are missing the boat if you don't consider Monolith a masterpiece. The 1979 tour was also incredible-they played the entire album and nearly every staple up to this point including a cover of Eleanor Rigby @ the Tulsa Civic Center show.

Trust an old dude who knows.
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TheStygianHeresy

TheStygianHeresy

December 2, 2017
There is a pre-Kansas 45 rpm / 7" not listed here in Discogs, RateYourMusic, Progarchives, the Wiki article on the band, or in the Kansas fan magazine that was around for about a year sometime in the 90s. The single is by one or two of the original members (not Livgren or Proto-Kaw), issued on a local Kansas (the state) label in the early 70s. When I purchased my copy in the early aughts, it came with a plain 7" sleeve. I can't at present provide more details simply as my collection is in another city; but it does exist; I own a copy; and printed on the label as songwriter(s) are the name(s) of either one or two from the original line-up. I have no need to be the first to list it, nor do I mean to put a cruel teaser out there, just to pique interest in the true fan. Hopefully some other keen collector will come across it -- I'd recommend flipping through 45 bins if you live in the midwest. When I found it on ebay, no one bid against me, to show how unknown it is; so I scored it for about $2. It is of interest to the Kansas collector. Of the two songs, I recall one being an average decent 'just rock' song; and the other a quite good arty rock song that, in retrospect, could easily be seen to be leading up to the Kansas sound on their first album, although not quite on that lofty level. Until I have access to my collection, that's all I recall. I've gone through all the individual original member links here on Discogs, and on RateYourMusic, and it's simply not to be found connected to anything Kansas, but it should be.
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matslars

matslars

August 20, 2015
First five??? Monolith is a masterpiece!
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Innkeeper215

Innkeeper215

December 12, 2014
Hi Ebryoyo: I agree that their first five are timeless. They were incredible seeing live with Steve Walsh's energy and tight, faithful renderings of their songs. I would go so far as to say that through 1979s Monolith, they were fantastic. I think when the 80s came around and guitar driven rock music faded and keyboards and synthesizers were in (a time the music was truly dead, in my opinion), Kansas and many bands of that time just went commercial and sucked. Just my thoughts.
Embryoyo

Embryoyo

October 25, 2013
edited over 9 years ago
Kansas' first 5 releases are timeless in my book!
Concerning their first 5 albums released on CD - does anyone know if any of these were released on CD format prior to their reissues with bonus tracks? Along with no information being available under the album pages on Discogs regarding any kind of pre-90's/00's CD release, I've combed all the used CD stores in my city & can't find any that were released prior to 2000, although I have found plenty from other more popular bands of the time - CCR's original Fantasty remaster CDs, for example, and the first CD releases of earlier Rush records. I ask because as a collector AND music fan, I prefer to have the earliest possible release on CD!
Please send me a message if you can provide me with any information! Thanks!
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