Kansas - The Best of KansasI’ll admit that I’m not the biggest Kansas fan in the world. Oh, I like a lot of their singles, but most of the time I find their ramblingly long album tracks to be a little bit pretentious (oh boy, I know someone’s gonna shoot that comment right back in my face about ELO…incidentally, I tend to feel the same about Yes, so how’s that for pissing off the entire progressive rock fan world?), and all that organ …whew. I really have to be in a distinctly Kansas mood. But enough of that. This is a good one for those of us who don’t have the aural fortitude to handle a bunch of Kansas album tracks. It includes, naturally, “Dust In The Wind”, quite possibly the most atypical Kansas single of them all. Most people will remember “Point Of Know Return” 3 out of 4(also on this album, naturally) and other albums’ singles such as the excellent “Carry On”, “Wayward Son” and the mind-blowing “Hold On”, and indeed many remember “Dust In The Wind”, but you have to admit it’s not formula Kansas. If only for this one mournful tune, I recommend this one to you…but you may find that, like me, you have to be in a distinctly Kansas mood.

Order this CD

  1. Carry On Wayward Son (5:22)
  2. Point Of Know Return (3:11)
  3. Fight Fire With Fire (3:40)
  4. Dust In The Wind (3:27)
  5. Song For America (9:08)
  6. Perfect Lover (4:19)
  7. Hold On (3:52)
  8. No One Together (6:57)
  9. Play The Game Tonight (3:26)
  10. The Wall (4:49)

Released by: Epic
Release date: 1984
Total running time: 48:18