Point of Know Return

Point of Know Return

by KansasKansas


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This is the definitive Kansas recording and includes their most famous tune, "Dust in the Wind." The band is in peak form and also churned out the single "Point of Know Return," which is still played daily on classic rock stations. While their pop-oriented approach and standard rock guitar sound helped define the classic rock sound of the '70s, careful listening reveals that this band's talent goes beyond colleagues such as Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Boston. Their arrangements and time signatures more accurately reflect the music of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "Paradox" and "The Spider" are both excellent examples of their progressive approach. Unfortunately, the band always struggled to maintain a healthy balance of progression combined with pop. That made for such awkward moments here as "Portrait (He Knew)" and "Lightning's Hand." Yet despite the minor inconsistencies and a dated sound, their interplay and superior musicianship make this both an essential classic rock and progressive rock recording. [A 2002 CD release added two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2002
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0888837145428
catalogNumber: 371454

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kansas   Primary Artist
Kerry Livgren   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Clavinet,Group Member
Steve Walsh   Organ,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Celeste,Vocals
Phil Ehart   Percussion,Chimes,Drums,Gong,Timpani,Group Member
Dave Hope   Bass,Group Member
Robbie Steinhardt   Violin,Viola,Vocals,Lap Cello,Group Member
Rich Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Kansas   Arranger
Jeff Glixman   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Merle McLain   Road Crew
David Wild   Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Richard Seireeni   Sleeve Photo
Jeff Magid   Reissue Producer
Fong Y. Lee   Packaging Manager
Bob Maile   Calligraphy
Mike Maloney   Portrait Illustrations
Terry Diane Becker   Engineer
Peter Lloyd   Illustrations
Doug Bennett   Road Crew
Carl Carroll   Road Crew
Dave Luttjohann   Road Crew
Tom Drennor   Art Direction
Terry "The Boss" Gilleland   Road Crew
Jeff Lissman   Producer,Engineer

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