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    Just caught this documentary and I enjoyed it. What an Amazing bunch of musicians. I found it interesting that the only thing they ever agreed on was "Dust in the wind". "Leftoverture" was a masterpiece.


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    I wore out the needle on Leftoverture.
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    When I was 11, I got an 8 track player for Christmas. One of the 8 tracks I got with it was Leftoverture. I really just wanted it for Wayward Son, but holy crap did I ever get my mind blown. Pretty heavy for an 11 year old. Still holds up well today.

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    Pretty cool doc. Great to see one where the band wasn't ruined by someone's drugs or alcohol use.

    Leftoverture is great but I dig Point of No Return, more. The title track, Portrait (He knew), my favorite Kansas tune, Dust in The Wind...awesome stuff!

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    I watched this last week and i really enjoyed it. I did not realize how much Don Kirshner was involved in signing bands and song publishing rights. They were huge in the late 70's.

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    Picked up the blu-ray. Very good documentary. Great band.

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    The DVD is great. I'm a little disappointed that it didn't go a little bit further than it did, but they wanted to keep it positive. I've been a huge Kansas fan since I was a kid and Steve Walsh is my favorite singer. A lot of things started to happen to the band after Point of no Return that the documentary didn't touch on, but it is good to not hear the negative stuff. Two for the Show is one of the best live albums I have ever heard since there has been so much talk of live albums lately.

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    KANSAS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Visibility Zero'

    September 9, 2016 





    A brand new song and lyric video from KANSAS can now be streamed below. "Visibility Zero" is the second single released from the band's intensely anticipated new studio album, "The Prelude Implicit", which will be released on September 23.

    In a joint statement about "Visibility Zero", the band says: "'Visibility Zero' is a great KANSAS song written by band members Zak Rizvi and Ronnie Platt. It features a blistering violin solo from David Ragsdale. This song rocks hard while still having the prog elements that makes KANSAS... KANSAS!"

    "The Prelude Implicit" is the first new album release in 16 years for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust In the Wind" to progressive epics like "Song For America" and "Miracles Out Of Nowhere". The album will be available on CD, double 180-gram vinyl and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.

    "The Prelude Implicit" features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS's signature sound is evident throughout the album. It showcases Ronnie Platt's soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale's blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi's rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion's B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart's thundering drums, and Billy Greer's driving bass and vocals. 

    KANSAS returned to the studio in January 2016 after signing with InsideOut Music. InsideOut founder and president Thomas Waber said: "KANSAS is the biggest and most important prog band to come out of the United States. I grew up listening to them, and their music is part of my DNA. 'The Prelude Implicit' undoubtedly adds to their already impressive musical legacy. I can't stop listening to it, and we are proud to be releasing the album."

    The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined. "This is definitely a KANSAS album," remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. "Whether it is the trademark prog epic like 'The Voyage Of Eight Eighteen', biting rocker such as 'Rhythm In The Spirit' or mindful ballad like 'The Unsung Heroes', there is something on this album for every kind of KANSAS fan. After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of 'The Prelude Implicit'."

    Lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds: "Recording 'The Prelude Implicit' was an incredible experience, and I couldn't be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that KANSAS fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them."

    The album title, "The Prelude Implicit" means, "Without a doubt, this is a new musical beginning," explains Ehart. Tattoo artist Denise de la Cerda did the oil painting of the front and back cover. It shows a Phoenix flying from the past into the future.


    KANSAS will be debuting songs off "The Prelude Implicit" this fall, live in concert, as part of the "Leftoverture 40th-Anniversary Tour".










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    Walsh's singing on Leftoverture and Point of Know Return is some of my favorite singing period.

 

 

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