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The Best of Kansas


Download links and information about The Best of Kansas by Kansas. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Pop, Progressive genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:05:15 minutes.

Artist: Kansas
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Pop, Progressive
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:05:15
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No. Title Length
1. Carry On Wayward Son 5:21
2. Point of Know Return 3:11
3. Fight Fire With Fire 3:40
4. Dust In the Wind 3:25
5. Song for America 9:06
6. Hold On 3:51
7. No One Together 6:57
8. Play the Game Tonight 3:26
9. The Wall 4:46
10. The Pinnacle 9:35
11. The Devil Game 5:03
12. Closet Chronicles 6:54



Combining British-style prog-rock with Middle American values, Kansas became a force to be reckoned with, thanks to its ambitious themes and grandiose sound.The Best of Kansas draws upon the band’s work from their mid-‘70s heyday through their less-remembered early ‘80s period. Steve Walsh’s clear-toned vocals lend these tracks a heroic quality, while his keyboard touch adds neo-classical embellishments. Also crucial to the Kansas sound is Robbie Steinhardt’s deft violin work and Kerry Livgren’s strategic guitar crunch. The mega-hits “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” define Kansas’ twin polarities — the stirring optimism of the first tune balances the bleak fatalism of the other. Kansas’ catalogue includes Aaron Copeland-like effusions (“Song for America”), bold anthems (“Point of Know Return”), passionate power ballads (“Play the Game Tonight”), and even New Wavy synth-rockers (“Fight Fire With Fire”). Glimmers of the spiritual yearnings that would later inspire Livgren to pursue a Christian music career are evident in “Hold On” and “The Wall.” At times overblown but always in earnest, Kansas remains a classic rock favorite.