Five great albums for twelve quid? Unbelievable. Kansas were ill-served by the media of the time, despite being great songwriters and players. Listening to these albums again, it is a real jolt to remember just what amazing musicians they are: but it's not just noodling for noodling's sake! Within the complex time signatures and virtuoso playing there are some inspired tunes and really thoughtful words.
The finest albums are Leftoverture and Point of Know Return, in MHO, but they are all well worth the effort - and sometimes, as in Lightning's Hand, you just want to shout with joy when they carry off that incredible instrumental section.
Then along came punk and dropped everything to the lowest common denominator. I have nothing against the Ramones or their ilk personally, but to hear the pride of Kansas oozing out of every note played being replaced by two-chord badly-played heavy metal is an absolute disgrace. They could do it live, too: if anybody out there went through the sheer purgatory of seeing The Clash on stage, they will know how important that is.
Just buy this and delight. Too much ignored and a reappraisal is long overdue.