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Kansas
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Kansas is an American progressive rock band that became popular in the 70s initially on album-oriented rock charts, and later with hit singles such as "Carry on Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind." The first incarnation of the band was started in 1970 by Kerry Livgren, and it quickly changed with personnel and cross-pollination from the band White Clover. Some early recordings by these versions of the band have been released using the name Proto-Kaw. In 1971, that band broke up and Livgren formed a second (or third, depending on how you count) incarnation including keyboardist and vocalist Steve Walsh, which went through further personnel (and even name) changes and eventually achieved international success. With minor gaps, the group has remained active, though as of 2014, drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams are the only members remaining from the 1973 version of the band.
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http://www.kansasband.com
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Releases on file (18)
Kansas — The Prelude Implicit Kansas — The Prelude Implicit
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 464, 2016, CD)
Kansas — There's Know Place Like Home Kansas — There's Know Place Like Home
(Star City SCR 10907, 2009, CD)
Kansas — Device - Voice - Drum Kansas — Device - Voice - Drum
(Compendia 9380, 2003, 2CD)
Kansas — Somewhere to Elsewhere Kansas — Somewhere to Elsewhere
(Magna Carta MA-9050-2, 2000, CD)
Kansas — Freaks of Nature Kansas — Freaks of Nature
(eOne CPD-CD-9148, 1995/2012, CD)
Kansas — In the Spirit of Things Kansas — In the Spirit of Things
(MCAD-6254, 1988, CD)
Kansas — Power Kansas — Power
(MCAD-5838, 1986, CD)
Kansas — Drastic Measures Kansas — Drastic Measures
(Rock Candy CANDY096, 1983/2011, CD)
Kansas — Vinyl Confessions Kansas — Vinyl Confessions
(Kirshner FZ 38002, 1982, LP)
Kansas — Audio-Visions Kansas — Audio-Visions
(Kirshner FZ 36588, 1980, LP)
Kansas — Monolith Kansas — Monolith
(Kirshner FZ 36008, 1979, LP)
Kansas — Two For The Show Kansas — Two For The Show
(Epic 88697 30836, 1978/2008, 2CD)
Kansas — Point of Know Return Kansas — Point of Know Return
(Epic Legacy EK 85387, 1977/2002, CD)
Kansas — Leftoverture Kansas — Leftoverture
(Legacy EK 85386, 1976/2001, CD)
Kansas — Masque Kansas — Masque
(Legacy EK 85654, 1975/2001, CD)
Kansas — Song for America Kansas — Song for America
(Epic EK 86610, 1975/2004, CD)
Kansas — Kansas Kansas — Kansas
(Epic EK 92577, 1974/2004, CD)
Proto-Kaw — Early Recordings from Kansas: 1971-1973 Proto-Kaw — Early Recordings from Kansas: 1971-1973
(Cuneiform Rune 171, 1972/2002, CD)

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