Kansas (2)

Kansas (2)

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An American progressive rock/album-oriented 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)
David Manion (keyboards)
Zak Rizvi (guitar)

Former members include Steve Walsh, John Elefante, Robby Steinhardt, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Steve Morse and Greg Robert.
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Kansas (2) Kansas (Album) Kirshner US 1974 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Song For America (Album) Kirshner US 1975 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Masque (Album) Kirshner Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Leftoverture (Album) Kirshner Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
no catalog number Kansas (2) Two For The Show - A Radio Special(2xLP, Promo) Kirshner no catalog number US 1976 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Point Of Know Return (Album) Kirshner Spain 1977 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Two For The Show (Album) Kirshner US 1978 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Monolith (Album) Kirshner US 1979 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Audio-Visions (Album) Epic Japan 1980 Sell This Version
RKRS - 9 Robert Klein, Kansas (2), The Elektriks Robert Klein, Kansas (2), The Elektriks - The Robert Klein Radio Show(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) Froben Production RKRS - 9 US 1980 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) Kirshner US 1982 Sell This Version
OTRS 82-50 Kansas (2) Kansas - Off the Record Specials with Mary Turner(LP) Westwood One OTRS 82-50 US 1982 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Drastic Measures (Album) CBS Associated Records, CBS Associated Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Power (Album) MCA Records Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) In The Spirit Of Things (Album) MCA Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Live At The Whisky (Album) Intersound Poland 1992 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Freaks Of Nature (Album) Castle Communications US 1995 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents (Album) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra Kansas (2) Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra - Always Never The Same (Album) River North Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Somewhere To Elsewhere (Album) Magna Carta US 2000 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Device - Voice - Drum (Album) Compendia Music Group US 2002 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) There's Know Place Like Home (Album) Starcity Recording Company Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Bryn Mawr 1976 (Album) Smokin' (2) Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) The Prelude Implicit (Album) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Kansas (2) Leftoverture Live & Beyond (Album) Inside Out Music, Sony Music Japan 2017 Sell This Version

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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.
matslars

matslars

August 20, 2015
First five??? Monolith is a masterpiece!
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 4 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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