Category: KANSAS

KANSAS – Leftoverture [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +3] HQ

We started posting KANSAS early albums as these are essential to understand how this great band and overall contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese reissue cardboard sleeve series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
KANSAS fourth effort “Leftoverture” was their breakthrough album and a thorough representation of its assorted musical sensibilities combining hard-driving group instrumentation (with a dearth of flashy solos) with short, tight melody lines and melodic singing.
And it has the timeless classic ‘Carry On Wayward Son’, but there’s much more inside…

KANSAS – Masque [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +2] HQ

We started posting KANSAS early albums as these are essential to understand how this great band and overall contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese reissue cardboard sleeve series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
Third effort ”Masque”, their second album of 1975 (yes, two albums the same year!) found Kansas stumbling upon their identity in real time, building from featherweight rockers to majestic instrumental progressive workouts. The sextet would seamlessly bridge those two paths by 1976’s ‘Leftoverture’, but ”Masque” laid a crucial foundation…

KANSAS – Song For America [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +3] HQ

Truth to be said, you need the very first KANSAS albums in your collection to understand how contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese cardboard reissue series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
“Song For America”, their second album released April 1975 is a killer full tilt symphonic rock LP comprising four lengthy intricate pieces and two very American style romps. Kansas’ second album very admirably showcases the band’s trademark duality as proggers and rockers…

KANSAS – Kansas [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +2] HQ

Truth to be said, you need the very first KANSAS albums in your collection to understand how contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese cardboard sleeve reissue series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
Kansas“, their debut album from 1974 still remains unheard by many, and it’s more than a regarding listen feeling fresh and innovative even today, 2021…

KANSAS – Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond (2021)

KANSAS are releasing their new album ”Point of Know Return Live & Beyond”, available on 2-CD & vinyl. The 22-track double album documents 12 shows from 2019 and 2020, recorded during their anniversary tour behind 1977’s Point of Know Return. This release includes that LP in full, alongside other deep cuts and hits.
“We knew we wanted to release a live album of the Point of Know Return anniversary tour,” said Phil Ehart, the band’s drummer and the record’s co-producer, in a statement. “Being unable to tour for more than a year has given us the opportunity to work on Point of Know Return Live & Beyond and release it for our fans who are missing live concerts as much as we are.”
This live album sounds great, capturing and representing how Kansas sounds live in concert now. And the material is top class.
Highly Recommended

STREETS – Crimes In Mind [Rock Candy remaster]

As we said on the previous post, the two excellent albums from melodic rockers STREETS featuring the awesome Steve Walsh (Kansas) and guitar master Mike Slamer have been brilliantly remastered by Rock Candy Records. “Crimes In Mind” is the band’s second and final album, another superb melodic record with some AOR touches.
Fast forward ever so slightly to 1985 and the band’s follow up “Crimes In Mind” has production duties this time around being taken care of by the much acclaimed, and then man of the moment, Beau Hill.
If Street’s 1st is a great one, then wait to hear the terrific “Crimes In Mind”.
From the start with the wonderful “Don’t Look Back”, we’re blessed with…

STREETS – Streets 1st [Rock Candy remaster]

The two excellent albums from melodic rockers STREETS featuring the awesome Steve Walsh (Kansas) and guitar master Mike Slamer have received a brilliant remastered treatment by Rock Candy.
Streets were formed in 1983 by Steve Walsh after his departure from Kansas, who decided to take more control of his musical destiny and was joined by bassist Billy Greer and drummer Tim Gehrt. The final piece of the puzzle was completed by super talented Mike Slamer, a British born former member of City Boy who had relocated to the US in order to seek out new musical opportunities.
The combination of Walsh’s…

STEVE WALSH – Schemer Dreamer [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

“Schemer Dreamer” is the first solo album by STEVE WALSH, the original keyboardist / vocalist of progressive rock band Kansas, ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ by Rock Candy Records. This version was requested by a reader and really worth to check because not only it’s a good record, but one that indeed needed a proper remastering. Kansas were one of the most...

KANSAS – The Absence Of Presence (2020)

America’s legendary progressive rock band KANSAS will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on 26th June 2020. The album features nine all new tracks written by the band where they rock hard with stellar musicianship. The addition of guitarist/producer Zak Rizvi in 2016 and keyboardist Tom Brislin in 2019, two powerhouse players from New Jersey...

THE SIGN – Signs Of Life / The Second Coming [2-CD Deluxe Digipak Boxset remastered] (2018) *EXCLUSIVE*

One of the most awesome Melodic Rock super-groups from this new Millennium was without a doubt THE SIGN, including keyboarder Mark Mangold (Touch, Drive She Said), guitarist Randy Jackson (Zebra), terrific singer Terry Brock (Strangeways, LeRoux), bassist Billy Greer (Streets, Kansas) and drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow et all).Last year it was announced the re-release of both The Sign albums; ‘Signs...

KANSAS – Power [Japanese SHM-CD Limited Edition] Out Of Print

A year and a half after KANSAS disbanded at the end of 1983, former lead singer and keyboardist Steve Walsh returned to revive the group along with original band members Phil Ehart and Rich Williams.Bass player and excellent vocalist Billy Greer (who had worked with Walsh in the short-lived band Streets after he left Kansas in 1981, and now front...

KANSAS – Wheels And Other Rarities (2018)

America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, are touring select cities in the United States and Canada, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point Of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the LP in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic Kansas music including hit...

KANSAS – Leftoverture Live & Beyond [digipak] (2017)

KANSAS – Leftoverture Live & Beyond [digipak] (2017)

On November 3, American progressive rock / AOR band KANSAS will release a new album, “Leftoverture Live and Beyond“, featuring nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas’ Spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour.The track listing touches on the band’s legendary hits, fan favorites, new songs from their 2016 album The Prelude Implicit and deep cuts. Disc 1 features...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Nov-Dec 2017 – Vol.3

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Nov-Dec 2017 – Vol.3

This end of the year promises to deliver some stupendous albums, let’s check the newest advanced singles from CD’s to come. British melodic rockers DANTE FOX will be releasing their six album Six String Revolver via AOR Heaven on November 24, 2017. ‘Firing My Heart’ should be the band’s most guitar driven song in years, full of melody and energy....

KANSAS – The Prelude Implicit [Special Edition Digipak +2] (2016)

KANSAS – The Prelude Implicit [Special Edition Digipak +2] (2016)

After 16 years of absence legends KANSAS are back with a reinvigorated line-up and a great new studio album titled “The Prelude Implicit” with this Special Edition Digipack featuring 2 extra tracks.The name Kansas strikes all the exciting notes among young and older fans alike. A band that really proved itself to be timeless and ever youthful in every way...