Kansas - Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection 1974-2004

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Epic/Legacy Recordings
Catalog Number: 92661
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

Well another Kansas boxed set has hit our shores. That old ship is still sailing right along. It comes as no surprise that the popularity of this band has not waned over the years. Their staying power is evident with this three-disc set (two CDs and one DVD). You can still hear "Carry On Wayward Son" playing on the radio frequently; after all, that is one of the songs that defined an era. Clearly, it was more than just a 70s thing. The musical juggernaut called Kansas has continued strongly into the new millennium, and they show no signs of slowing down.

This is without a doubt the finest package that the band has released to date. The only thing that is left is a full-blown career spanning boxed including all their studio albums, rarities and outtakes. Of course, now you can get all of that from the recently remastered set of albums released earlier this year.

This music never ceases to amaze me; no matter how many times I hear a Kansas song, I pick up something different. They were, and remain an amazing unique band. Besides all of the best tracks from their career, now longtime fans get the best treat of all, live concert footage from the early Don Kirschner's Rock Concert days, which I remember well, even though I was a crazed teenager back then. Included are old videos from the Monolith album period and more.

This is the definitive and ultimate Kansas boxed set, so far. Funny, I said that about the Ultimate Kansas set, too. I cannot wait to see what will come out next. I can never get enough of this band.

Disc One: Can I Tell You (3:33) / Journey from Mariabronn (7:57) / Song For America (10:03) / Lamplight Symphony (8:15) / Icarus (Borne On Wings of Steel) (6:04) / Pinnacle (9:36) / Child Of Innocence (4:36) / Carry On Wayward Son (5:23) / Cheyenne Anthem (6:54) / Miracles Out Of Nowhere (6:28) / What's On My Mind (3:28)

Disc Two: Point Of Know Return (3:13) / Portrait (He Knew) (4:45) / Dust In The Wind (3:26) / Lightning's Hand (4:23) / Sparks Of The Tempest (4:16) / Paradox [Live] (4:09) / People Of The South Wind (3:39) / Hold On (3:52) / Get To Rock On (3:22) / Play The Game Tonight (3:27) / Fight Fire With Fire (3:41) /All I Wanted (3:23) / Rainmaker (6:47) / Desperate Times (5:26) / Eleanor Rigby (3:23) / Icarus II (7:15)

Disc Three: Can I Tell You / Journey From Mariabronn / Death Of Mother Nature Suite / Icarus (Borne On Wings Of Steel) / Pinnacle / Point Of Know Return [Multimedia Track] / Dust In The Wind [Multimedia Track] / On The Other Side [Multimedia Track] / People Of The Sound Wind [Multimedia Track] / Reason To Be [Multimedia Track] / Away From You [Multimedia Track] / Fight Fire With Fire [Multimedia Track] / All I Wanted [Multimedia Track] / Preacher [Live] / Miracles Out Of Nowhere [Live] / Carry On Wayward Son [Live]

Phil Ehart ? drums
John Elefante - vocals
Billy Greer - bass
Dave Hope - bass
Kerry Livgren ? guitars
Steve Morse - guitars
David Ragsdale - violin
Robbie Steinhardt - violin
Steve Walsh - vocals, keyboards
Richard Williams ? guitars

Kansas (1974)
Song For America (1975)
Masque (1975/2001)
Leftoverture (1976/2001)
Point of Know Return (1977/1984/2002)
Two For The Show (1978)
Monolith (1979)
Audio Visions (1980)
Vinyl Confessions (1982)
Drastic Measures (1983)
The Best Of Kansas (1984)
Power (1986)
In The Spirit Of Things (1988)
Carry On (1990)
Live At The Whisky (1992)
Box Set (1994)
Freaks of Nature (1995)
Always Never The Same (1998)
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas (1998)
Definitive Collection (1999)
Best Of Kansas (altered re-release) (1999)
Somewhere To Elsewhere (2000)
Live! Extended Versions (2000)
The Ultimate Kansas (2002)
Device-Voice-Drum (2002)
In Concert (2003)
Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection 1974-2004 (2004)
On The Other Side (2005)
Kansas: Extended Versions (2005)
Works In Progress (2006)
Super Hits (2007)
Discover Kansas (2007)
There's Know Place Like Home (2010)

Best Of Kansas Live (VHS) (1982)
Live At The Whisky (VHS) (1995)
Device Voice Drum (DVD) (2002)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: October 24th 2004
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.kansasband.com
Hits: 784
Language: english


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