KANSAS | KANSAS (180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL/LIMITED ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
In 1974, superstars Kansas delivered one of the nest progressive rock albums of the classic rock era with their debut and self titled smash Kansas. Featuring the stunning line-up of Steve Walsh on keys and lead vocals, Phil Ehart on drums, Kerry Livgren playing the lead guitar, Robby Steinhardt on violin and lead vocals and Dave Hope on bass, the Kansas album would soon become the catalyst to take these rock giants to stages all over the world.
Their first appearance on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert blew the album and the band wide open, as radio stations were getting calls to play their music and retail stores began to sell tons of albums. With hard rockers like Can I Tell You, and the brilliant interpretation of J.J. Cale’s Bringing It Back, the Kansas album could do no wrong.
Dig deeper into the grooves, and there you find prog rock champions like the beautiful Lonely Wind, the artistry of The Pilgrimage and of course the album closer anthem Death Of Mother Nature Suite. These tunes and the aformetioned rockers would become the heart and soul of the band and bring them future superstar acclaim afforded to only a few.
Friday Music is no stranger to the stunning recordings of Kansas. Therefore it is with much excitement to announce another installment in the Kansas/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their legendary debut masterpiece Kansas. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and pressed at RTI, this stunning LP was long overdue for the audiophile vinyl domain.
In honor of Kansas 40th Year Anniversary, we are offering for a very limited time a first time gatefold cover, featuring the original graphics, lyrics and of course the five star mastering you would expect from Friday Music. We believe this masterful new audiophile release of Kansas will become one of the most anticipated prog-rock releases of the new year!
1 CAN I TELL YOU
2 BRINGING IT BACK
3 LONELY WIND
5 JOURNEY FROM MARIABRAUN
1 THE PILGRIMAGE
3 DEATH OF MOTHER NATURE SUITE