Freaks of Nature. Freaks of Nature is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in Two edited singles were issued but did not chart, nor did the album Portrait (He Knew) / Down The Road - Kansas - Live Confessions (From New York To Omaha)making it the only Kansas official studio album not to appear on any Billboard chart.
The album was recorded in Trinidad. It was also the first Kansas studio album since Vinyl Confessions in to have violin as part of the band. In The Spirit Of Things. In the Spirit of Things Portrait (He Knew) / Down The Road - Kansas - Live Confessions (From New York To Omaha) the eleventh studio album by American Portrait (He Knew) / Down The Road - Kansas - Live Confessions (From New York To Omaha) band Kansas, released in It is a very Tap Turns On The Water - James Last - Non Stop Dancing 1972 organized concept album, telling the story of a flood hitting the real Kansas city of Neosho Falls in It is the first Kansas album since 's Masque to lack a hit single.
Power is the tenth studio album by American rock White Spirit - White Spirit Kansas, released in It was the band's first studio album for MCA Records.
A year and a half after Kansas disbanded at the end of the Drastic Measures tour, former lead singer Steve Walsh returned to revive Kansas along with original band members Phil Ehart and Rich Williams. Guitarist Steve Morse, who joined at Ehart's invitation after the two met at a concert in Atlanta, contributed greatly to the songwriting and to the sound of the new lineup. Bass guitarist and vocalist Billy Greer, who had worked with Walsh in the short-lived band Streets after the singer left Kansas incompleted the lineup.
The new Kansas began rehearsing in Julywhile Walsh was finishing a tour as sideman for Cheap Trick. They released Power the following year.
A promotional video for the single "All I Wanted", featuring clips of a variety of women walking and smiling, was shot with only Walsh and Morse from the band appearing. Mixed by producer Humberto Gatica, the song was a major top 40 and adult contemporary hit, yet the band has not played the song in concert for many years. Drastic Measures. Drastic Measures is the ninth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in The shift in direction that Kansas took with Vinyl Confessions took its toll before recording began on this album.
After hearing that Christian fans of Kansas were using lyrics from Vinyl Confessions in religious tracts and handing them out prior to the band's live appearances, violinist Robby Steinhardt grew tired of Kansas' new Christian affiliation and quit the band at the end of the tour.
Despite the success of Vinyl Confessions, both among mainstream and Christian audiences, the album Portrait (He Knew) / Down The Road - Kansas - Live Confessions (From New York To Omaha) criticized in some quarters — especially by Rolling Stone — for being too repetitive of Kansas' prior efforts.
Drastic Measures was new lead singer John Elefante's attempt to change that perception, and his compositions dominate the album, with Kansas co-founder Kerry Livgren only contributing three tracks. His wife, Vicci, heard what he was doing, remarked that the melody was nice, and encouraged him to write lyrics for it. However he did offer it to them, and the song was accepted and then recorded. The album is critically acclaimed for the singles " Point of Know Return ," which was a late addition to the album, and " Portrait He Knew ," which was written about Albert Einstein.
He changed the subject of the song from Einstein to Jesus Christ. Another song, "Closet Chronicles", is a Howard Hughes allegory. Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review, saying that though the transition to shorter songs generally works, the lyrics are "a wan and ridiculous rehash of the bargain-basement exoticism employed by the British art-rock crowd. During a debate of greatest "Song 1 Side 1" in history among the lead characters in the movie High FidelityJack Black 's character criticizes one of John Cusack 's character's proposals as "too obvious, like 'Point of Know Return'".
The album cover has become an iconic image from the album rock eraappearing on the background of the set of VH1 Classicon tee shirts worn by characters in movies and on TV, and in other places. In Octobera live version of the title track was released as a downloadable add-on to the Harmonix video game Rock Band. The title track has also been used in a State Farm commercial, in which a man sings along to it in his parked car. The sample is not the Kansas version of the song.
The remix of "Portrait He Knew " in the remastered edition marks the third time the song has been remixed. A remix appeared on the original single. A different remix appeared on the bonus disc of a Europe-only collection from the late s. Note: The album's performing credits listed one joke "instrument" for each band member, such as "chain-driven gong", "autogyro", "Rinaldo whistling machine", and "Peabody chromatic inverter".
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Cover painting by Peter Lloyd. New York City: Legacy Recordings. EK In The Studio. September 7, Archived from the original on December 28, This album also marked the beginning of the band's legal fight with its record label, Epic.
Guitarist, producer and primary songwriter Tom Scholz claimed that Silent Treatment - Richie Hawtin - DE9 executives pushed him and the band into releasing the album before they felt it was ready.
He also said that the album "was ridiculously short. It needed another song". Their next album, Third Stage, was not released for another eight years, by which time the band and record label had parted ways and were fighting a courtroom battle that Boston ultimately won. Don't Look Back's two-year gap marks the shortest between two Boston albums to date.
REO Speedwagon. The collection spans the band's history from through and the package includes two compact discs. Inthe album was re-released as part of the Limited Edition 3. Time 3. Highlights - The Very Best of Yes. It contains twelve tracks from 's Yes to 's Big Generator.
The tracks are taken from eight of the twelve albums Yes released in that period, and listed in the chronological order of their album's original release. Kansas Albums. The Prelude Implicit Deluxe Edition. The Prelude Implicit is the fifteenth studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in September It is their third studio album without founding member, lead vocalist and keyboardist Steve Walsh, who retired from the band in Keep On Loving You - Various - Golden Memories 12 the other two being 's Vinyl Confessions and 's Drastic Measures.
It is their first album with lead vocalist and keyboardist Ronnie Platt, keyboardist David Manion, and guitarist Zak Rizvi, who started as a co-producer and songwriter before being named a full member of the band.
The Prelude Implicit. There's Know Place Like Home. The DVD charted at No. The concert featured several orchestral arrangements by Larry Baird of Kansas songs - arrangements the band has been playing with symphony orchestras around the US since the release of 's Always Never the Same which featured the London Symphony Orchestra accompanying the band. The cover features the old man depicted on the cover of Leftoverture and the papers around him with a black background.
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