Tag: Kansas

Sunday 11/14/21 11pm ET: Feature LP: Kansas – Leftoverture (1976)

Leftoverture is the fourth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1976. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2001. It was the band’s first album to be certified by the RIAA, and remains their highest selling album, having been certified 5 times platinum in the United States.

  1. Carry On Wayward Son” 5:23
  2. “The Wall” 4:51
  3. “What’s on My Mind” 3:28
  4. “Miracles Out of Nowhere” 6:28
  5. “Opus Insert” 4:30
  6. “Questions of My Childhood” 3:40
  7. “Cheyenne Anthem” 6:55
  8. “Magnum Opus”
    a. “Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat”
    b. “Howling at the Moon”
    c. “Man Overboard”
    d. “Industry on Parade”
    e. “Release the Beavers”
    f. “Gnat Attack” 8:25
  9. “Carry On Wayward Son” (live at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Michigan) 4:43
  10. “Cheyenne Anthem” (live at The Palladium in New York City, December 1977) 6:41

Steve Walsh – organ, piano, additional synthesizers, vibraphone, lead and backing vocals (all tracks)
Kerry Livgren – electric guitar, piano, clavinet, Moog, Oberheim and ARP synthesizers
Robby Steinhardt – violin, viola, lead vocals on “Miracles Out of Nowhere” and “Cheyenne Anthem”, backing vocals
Rich Williams – electric and acoustic guitars
Dave Hope – bass guitar
Phil Ehart – drums, percussion
Toye LaRocca, Cheryl Norman – children’s voices on “Cheyenne Anthem”

Friday 7/23/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Kansas – Monolith (1979)

Monolith is the sixth studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released May 1979. The album was remastered and reissued in 2011, as a Japanese import vinyl-replica Blu-spec CD (Epic EICP 20078) including the rarity live version of “On the Other Side” previously available only on the 1994 Legacy-issued Box Set. A domestic version of the remaster was released in standard CD format in the US as part of Legacy Recordings’ Classic Album Collection series which included all of their Kirshner/CBS studio releases. A Dutch-issued “Music on CD” series released the album on CD in 2016. It was last of the albums with the original lineup to be re-released on vinyl. Three different colored vinyl versions appeared in 2018 and 2019.

  1. “On the Other Side” 6:26
  2. “People of the South Wind” 3:41
  3. “Angels Have Fallen” 6:39
  4. “How My Soul Cries Out for You” 5:49
  5. “A Glimpse of Home” 6:37
  6. “Away from You” 4:26
  7. “Stay Out of Trouble” 4:15
  8. “Reason to Be” 3:51

Steve Walsh – keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Kerry Livgren – guitars, keyboards
Rich Williams – guitars
Robby Steinhardt – violin, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Angels Have Fallen,” “How My Soul Cries Out for You,” and “Stay Out of Trouble,” anvil
Dave Hope – bass
Phil Ehart – drums
The O. K. Chorale – background vocals on “Angels Have Fallen”

Monday 6/15/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Kansas – Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection (2004)

Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection is the fifth compilation from the band Kansas, originally released in 2004. Along with two CDs that include tracks from each one of the band’s studio albums, the compilation also includes a 16-track companion DVD which features numerous television appearances, videos, and live recordings. The first two words of the title come from a lyric to the band’s 1975 song “Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel)”, which is included in the collection.

“Can I Tell You” – 3:33
“Journey from Mariabronn” – 7:57
“Song for America” – 10:03
“Lamplight Symphony” – 8:15
“Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel)” – 6:04
“The Pinnacle” – 9:36
“Child of Innocence” – 4:36
“Carry On Wayward Son” – 5:23
“Cheyenne Anthem” – 6:54
“Miracles Out of Nowhere” – 6:28
“What’s on My Mind” – 3:28
“Point of Know Return” – 3:13
“Portrait (He Knew)” – 4:35
“Dust in the Wind” – 3:26
“Lightning’s Hand” – 4:23
“Sparks of the Tempest” – 4:16
“Paradox” (Live) – 4:09
“People of the South Wind” – 3:39
“Hold On” – 3:52
“Got to Rock On” – 3:22
“Play the Game Tonight” – 3:26
“Fight Fire with Fire” – 3:41
“All I Wanted” – 3:23
“Rainmaker” – 6:47
“Desperate Times” – 5:26
“Eleanor Rigby” – 3:23
“Icarus II ” – 7:15

Wednesday 7pm: Feature Artist: Kansas

Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”. The band has produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling single, “Dust in the Wind”. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 12am: Feature LP: Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas (2008)

Playlist: The Very Best of Kansas is a compilation album, released on April 29, 2008, of some of Kansas’s most popular songs.

1. “Can I Tell You” Kansas, 1974 3:33
2. “Song for America” Song for America, 1975 10:03
3. “Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel)” Masque, 1975 6:03
4. “The Pinnacle” Masque 9:36
5. “Carry On Wayward Son” Leftoverture, 1976 5:23
6. “What’s on My Mind” Leftoverture 3:28
7. “Miracles Out of Nowhere” Leftoverture 6:28
8. “Point of Know Return” Point of Know Return, 1977 3:12
9. “Portrait (He Knew)” Point of Know Return 4:34
10. “Dust in the Wind” Point of Know Return 3:26
11. “People of the South Wind” Monolith, 1979 3:39
12. “Hold On” Audio-Visions, 1980 3:54

Tuesday 12pm: Music of the States – Kansas

Listen every Monday through Friday at 12PM ET as we feature the music of the states, A to Z.  Monday we feature music focusing on Kansas in the title or tunes about the state including popular cities.  Note that Kansas City is located in Missouri and not included today.  Wichita ie our focus today.

Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe’s name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean “people of the (south) wind” although this was probably not the term’s original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1812, in what is now Bonner Springs, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland.

By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles (213,100 square kilometers) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,641. Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas’s highest point at 4,041 feet (1,232 meters). – Wikipedia

Monday 9pm: Feature Artist: Kansas @KansasBand

Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”. The band has produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling single, “Dust in the Wind”. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Kansas Top 20 Hits 8pm ET

KansasKansas is an American progressive rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts, and later with hit singles such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind“. They currently tour in North America and Europe.

Their self-titled debut album was released in March 1974, nearly a year after it was recorded in New York. It defined the band’s signature sound, a mix of American-style boogie rock and complex, symphonic arrangements with changing time signatures. Steinhardt’s violin was a distinctive element of the group’s sound, being defined more by heartland rock than the jazz and classic influences which most progressive rock violinists followed. The band slowly developed a cult following, due to promotion by Kirshner and extensive touring for the debut album and its two follow-ups, Song for America and Masque.

Kansas released its fourth album, Leftoverture, in October 1976, which produced a hit single, “Carry On Wayward Son”, in 1977. The follow-up, Point of Know Return, released in October 1977, featured the title track and “Dust in the Wind,” both hit singles.

On March 1, 2013, Kansas announced a 40th anniversary celebration was in the works. “Celebrating 40 years as a band, legendary American Progressive Rock Band KANSAS is taking a break from their regular touring schedule to say ‘thank you’ to their legions of loyal ‘Wheatheads’ with a once-in-a-lifetime fan appreciation concert scheduled for August 17, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” their press release read.

The statement continued, “To start the concert KANSAS will perform a set backed by a 35-piece symphony orchestra. Following an intermission, KANSAS will then rock out a traditional band set of classics from their repertoire. The night will be highlighted by special guest appearances throughout the concert by original members Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, and Robby Steinhardt – marking the first time all original members of the band will be on the same stage together in more than 30 years.”

Source: Wikipedia

1 Dust in the Wind
2 All I Wanted
3 Play the Game Tonight
4 Carry On Wayward Son
5 Point of Know Return
6 Fight Fire With Fire
7 People of the South Wind
8 Right Away
9 Stand Beside Me
10 Lonely Wind
11 Power
12 Portrait (He Knew)
13 Everybody’s My Friend
14 Hold On
15 Reason to Be
16 Chasing Shadows
17 Got to Rock On
18 What’s on My Mind
19 Can I Tell You
20 Bringing It Back

Feature LP: Melissa Etheridge – 4th Street Feeling – 12pm ET

 

On this edition of Feature LP we play Melissa Etheridge latest 4th Street Feeling.  From Melissa Etheridge . Com

Release date: September 4, 2012

What’s the 4th Street Feeling?

“4th Street is in Leavenworth,” says Melissa Etheridge.

That’s her home town in Kansas, pop. 35,000, known mostly for its prison and Army base.

And it’s the place evoked in the title, and title song, of 4th Street Feeling, the 12th studio album of her singular, 25-year recording career.

“It’s kind of the main drag, starting in the old downtown,” she says of her old stomping grounds. “I remember the first McDonald’s in town there. The town’s pretty small. That’s where we would hang out, the Burger King parking lot, the football games. Everything was on Fourth Street. That’s where we would cruise. And then it turns into Highway 7 that goes out of town to Kansas City.”

That’s exactly where the album opens, with the bluesy, harmonica-spiced “Kansas City.” The scene is set with Etheridge driving in “my old man’s Delta 88,” reliving road-trips fueled on “Lucky Charms, Tic Tacs and Mom’s amphetamines.” Only this time, the woman who left Leavenworth for Hollywood years ago is taking herself — and us — home. It’s a trip to where she’s from. But also a trip to where she’s headed. Click for more

1. Kansas City
2. 4th Street Feeling
3. Falling Up
4. Shout Now
5. The Shadow Of A Black Crow
6. Be Real
7. A Disaster
8. Sympathy
9. Enough Rain
10. A Sacred Heart
11. I Can Wait
12. Rock And Roll Me
13. You Will
14. The Beating Of Your Heart
15. Change The World