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4.5 out of 5 stars
Ultimate Kansas (2CD)
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on 14 September 2017
I knew very little about Kansas apart from "Carry on ....".It turns out that they are a very competent outfit which remind me of early GENESIS,YES, BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST etc, etc, which is not what you would expect given the region that they are from..if you like organ , violin , guitar mixed as per the previously mentioned Brit prog outfits, then buy with confidence
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on 16 February 2016
No true fan of `riff rock` or those magical uber complex fiddly-diddly time signatures that take you right back to your youth; cannot but admire and love Kansas. This collection is a terrific buy and is a must have for any one out there who enjoys songs that last over seven minutes! The opening classic `Carry On Wayward Son` is worth the price alone in my view and here you get the full album version in all its splendour. The six piece band are tight, tight and one can certainly hear their `influences` all over the tracks that span an impressive and long career. Spot the 1972 style Tull/ Yes/ Gentle Giant..... listen out for the Tony Banks like ethereal keyboards and even a hint of Eagles style rock. Buy it; play it loud and remember the good days when `musicians` could really play and deliver, both in the studio and live. "don't you cry no more...."
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on 18 July 2009
Most of you will think of Country Rock as the Eagles, but there were other bands around in those early years of the 1970's.

Kansas, you may not have heard of but no doubt you will have heard their song 'Carry on my wayward son,' played on the radio quite frequently. All their music is very well written, the arrangements and recording work first class.

The band uses a mix of acoustic and electric instruments in songs that range from folk tinged, country rock to aor style rock, very slickly done. if you compose pop music listen to this and you'll learn a lot.

Check out 'Dust in the Wind' it really is a great sounding song!
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on 1 February 2009
If you were in your mid-teens during the period 1972-76, as indeed I was, then there was a good chance you would have been into the classic British prog-rock genre,or at least been aware of its existance.Since then,like most people, my tastes have expanded to include many other styles of music....my last purchase was The Smiths.But at heart I'm still a proggy, and it's so refreshing all these years later to come across fresh music from that period which I have never heard before. And two things about this album stand out. Not only is the musical expression so inventive and catchy, but it sounds so incredibly like the British music of that period. Can this really be an American band! It's an amalgam of stuff like Genesis, ELP,Caravan, Camel and Jethro Tull from the Thick as a Brick period, and I even got a hint of the exellent Greenslade in there. But please don't think that its all a collection of rip-offs and plagurism. No way....its all their own stuff. For any prog lovers out there who feel that their catallogue of favourite stuff is now getting a bit limited through over-usage, I truly recommend this "best of" collection. I can't possibly see how you might regret it.Buy it and have as much enjoyment as I have.
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on 9 February 2016
Always liked Kansas, and this collection doesn't disappoint. Includes classics like "Dust in the Wind", "Carry On My Wayward Son", etc. A bargain.
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on 9 May 2018
All good
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on 21 September 2017
Great product & service
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on 6 March 2018
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on 29 March 2016
I've seen Kanas twice in the 70's in Florida, they're pretty good, but nothing like ELP, Rush, Genesis or Yes.
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on 4 February 2016
Fab to have all these classic tunes in one place!
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