Kansas (2)

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Kansas
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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)
Zak Rizvi (guitar)
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KZ 32817 Kansas (2) - Kansas album art Kansas (2) Kansas (Album, Comp) Kirshner KZ 32817 US 1974 Sell This Version
PZ 33806 Kansas (2) - Masque album art Kansas (2) Masque (Album) Kirshner PZ 33806 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
PZA 33385 Kansas (2) - Song For America album art Kansas (2) Song For America (Album) Kirshner PZA 33385 US 1975 Sell This Version
PZ 34224 Kansas (2) - Leftoverture album art Kansas (2) Leftoverture (Album) Kirshner PZ 34224 US 1976 Sell This Version
KIR 82234 Kansas (2) - Point Of Know Return album art Kansas (2) Point Of Know Return (Album) Kirshner, Kirshner KIR 82234 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
1R2 6882 Kansas (2) - Two For The Show album art Kansas (2) Two For The Show (Album) Kirshner 1R2 6882 US 1978 Sell This Version
none Kansas (2) - Two For The Show - A Radio Special album art Kansas (2) Two For The Show - A Radio Special(2xLP, Transcription) Burns Media Consultants, Inc. none US 1978 Sell This Version
FZA 36008 Kansas (2) - Monolith album art Kansas (2) Monolith (Album) Kirshner FZA 36008 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
LP-1440-E Kansas (2) - Audio-Visions album art Kansas (2) Audio-Visions (Album) Kirshner LP-1440-E Japan 1980 Sell This Version
RR-99, RR-100 Kansas (2) - Kansas album art Kansas (2) Kansas(LP, Transcription) Rock & Religion, Rock & Religion RR-99, RR-100 US 1980 Sell This Version
RKRS-9 Kansas (2) - The Robert Klein Radio Show (December 21, 1980)  album art 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
40-85714 Kansas (2) - Vinyl Confessions album art Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) Kirshner 40-85714 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
OTRS 82-30 Kansas (2) - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Kansas (2) Mary Turner (4), Kansas (2) - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTRS 82-30 US 1982 Sell This Version
IC-82-25-Y Pat Travers / Kansas (2) Pat Travers / Kansas (2) - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-82-25-Y US 1982 Sell This Version
none Kansas (2) - Super Groups In Concert album art Kansas (2) Super Groups In Concert(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks none US 1982 Sell This Version
PZT 38733, 38733 Kansas (2) - Drastic Measures album art Kansas (2) Drastic Measures (Album) CBS Associated Records, CBS Associated Records PZT 38733, 38733 US 1983 Sell This Version
KB-459 Kansas (2) - King Biscuit Flower Hour 2/20/83 album art Kansas (2) King Biscuit Flower Hour 2/20/83(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network, D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. KB-459 US 1983 Sell This Version
OTRS 83-43 Kansas (2) - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Kansas (2), Mary Turner (4) Kansas (2), Mary Turner (4) - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Mixed, Transcription) Westwood One OTRS 83-43 US 1983 Sell This Version
CL-1784 Kansas (2) - Captured Live! Unhosted album art Heart, Kansas (2) Heart, Kansas (2) - Captured Live! Unhosted(2xLP, Transcription) Rko Radio Networks CL-1784 US 1984 Sell This Version
S-11930 Kansas (2) - The Best Of The Bands: A Fantasy Concert  album art Kansas (2), The Kinks, Ozzy Osbourne Kansas (2), The Kinks, Ozzy Osbourne - The Best Of The Bands: A Fantasy Concert (LP, Transcription) Rko Radio Networks S-11930 US 1984 Sell This Version
SS84-2 Kansas (2) - Superstar Concert Series album art The Fixx / Kansas (2) The Fixx / Kansas (2) - Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Transcription) Westwood One SS84-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-5838 Kansas (2) - Power album art Kansas (2) Power (Album) MCA Records MCA-5838 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
255 933-1 Kansas (2) - In The Spirit Of Things album art Kansas (2) In The Spirit Of Things (Album) MCA Records 255 933-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
56R0100A Kansas (2) - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Kansas (2) King Biscuit Flower Hour(CD, Transcription) DIR Radio Network 56R0100A US 1989 Sell This Version
172 Kansas (2) - In The Studio "Leftoverture" album art Kansas (2) In The Studio "Leftoverture"(CD, Promo, Transcription) The Album Network 172 US 1991 Sell This Version

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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.
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 7 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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