The Essential Kansas

The Essential Kansas

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Epic/Legacy's double-disc set The Essential Kansas pretty much fulfills the promise of its title. Although it doesn't delve into the group's latter-day recordings for MCA and other labels, that's not a problem because most listeners -- whether they're fairweather or dedicated fans -- will want to concentrate on the group's peak in the '70s, which is precisely what this does. Over the course of 26 tracks, all the hits and album-oriented radio staples are featured, usually in their full-length album versions, plus a number of fan favorites and key album tracks that help draw a full picture of what the group did. The remastered and expanded single-disc The Best of Kansas remains the best bet for the casual fan, since it has all the big hits on one disc, but anybody seeking to dig deeper than the hits and radio favorites -- without actually hearing the original albums -- should turn here, since its selection and sound is better than the three-disc box.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2010
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886977866821
catalogNumber: 778668
Rank: 44680

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kansas   Primary Artist
Kerry Livgren   Musician
Steve Walsh   Musician
Terry Brock   Vocals
Phil Ehart   Musician
John Elefante   Musician
Kyle Henderson   Vocals
Dave Hope   Musician
Robbie Steinhardt   Musician
Rich Williams   Musician
Dave Pack   Vocals

Technical Credits

J.J. Cale   Composer
Kansas   Producer
Ken Scott   Producer
Brad Aaron   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Glixman   Producer
Wally Gold   Producer
Neil Kernon   Producer
Davey Moire   Producer,Engineer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
R. Williams   Composer
Mark Unterberger   Packaging Manager
R. Frazier   Composer
Andy Lackow   Cover Illustration

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