Kansas

KansasMarch 1, 1974
Progressive/Art Rock℗ 1974, 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Kansas is the debut studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1974 by Kirshner in the United States and Epic Records in other countries.
Kansas's debut album followed the merging of two Topeka musical camps: Kerry Livgren, from a previous Kansas line-up, and White Clover, which played mainstream rock and blues. The newly formed group signed with Kirshner Records in 1973 and traveled to New York to record their first release.
The material on Kansas, written mostly by guitarist/keyboardist Livgren and vocalist/keyboardist Steve Walsh, had been culled from the repertoire of both groups. Livgren's songs were generally longer and more elaborate than Walsh's and featured mystical lyrics which reflected his intense interest in Eastern religions. "Journey from Mariabronn" was inspired by Hermann Hesse's Narcissus and Goldmund, while "Belexes" and "Aperçu" were influenced by the pseudo-Asian sound of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot.
Kansas was promoted by print advertisements which included the tagline "Kansas is Koming." A promotional 7-inch single titled "Man the Stormcellars: Kansas is Koming!" was sent to radio stations and featured Don Kirshner hyping the album.

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Can I Tell You3:32
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Bringing It Back3:33
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Lonely Wind4:17
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Belexes4:24
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Journey from Mariabronn7:57
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The Pilgrimage3:43
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Apercu9:36
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Death of Mother Nature Suite7:53
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Bringing It Back (Live)9:41
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Additional Information

Total length
54:35
Tracks
9
Released
June 29, 2004
Label
℗ 1974, 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
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