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In July 1983.

In July 1983, “CBS Associated Legacy” label released “Drastic Measures”, the ninth Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Neil Kernon, Phil Ehart, John Elefante, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren and Rich Williams.

Personnel:

  • Phil Ehart– drums
  • John Elefante– keyboards, lead vocals
  • Dave Hope– bass guitar
  • Kerry Livgren– guitar, vocals, keyboards, Synclavier II programming
  • Rich Williams– guitar
  • Terry Brock – vocals, background vocals
  • Kyle Henderson – vocals, background vocals
  • David Pack– vocals, background vocals
  • Neil Kernon – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Elefante and Dino Elefante except where noted.

  1. Fight Fire With Fire
  2. Everybody’s My Friend
  3. Mainstream – Kerry Livgren
  4. Andi – John Elefante
  5. Going Through the Motions
  6. Get Rich
  7. Don’t Take Your Love Away
  8. End of the Age – Kerry Livgren
  9. Incident on a Bridge – Kerry Livgren
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In May 1982.

In May 1982, “Krishner Legacy” label released “Vinyl Confessions”, the eighth Kansas studio album. It was recorded 1981-1982, and was produced by Phil Ehart, John Elefante, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Rich Williams and Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Phil Ehart— drums
  • John Elefante— keyboards, lead vocals
  • Dave Hope— bass
  • Kerry Livgren— guitar, keyboards, Synclavier programming
  • Robby Steinhardt— violin, vocals
  • Rich Williams— guitar
  • Bill Bergman — alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • John Berry, Jr. — trumpet
  • Jim Coile — tenor saxophone
  • Ben Dahlke — bassoon
  • Beverly Dahlke-Smith — saxophone
  • Warren Ham— harmonica
  • David Pack— vocals, background vocals
  • Greg Smith — baritone saxophone
  • Anne Steinhardt — violin, vocals
  • Roger Taylor— background vocals
  • Lee Thornburg— trumpet, saxophone
  • Donna Williams — vocals, background vocals
  • Ken Scott– engineer
  • Brian Leshon – assistant engineer
  • David Spritz – assistant engineer
  • Phil Jost – assistant engineer
  • Ralph Sutton – assistant engineer
  • Stan Ricker – mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Olay the Game Tonight – Phil Ehart, Danny Flower, Rob Frazier, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams
  2. Right Away – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  3. Fair Exchange – Kerry Livgren
  4. Chasing Shadows – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  5. Diamonds and Pearls – Kerry Livgren
  6. Face It – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  7. Windows – Kerry Livgren
  8. Borderline – Kerry Livgren
  9. Play On – John Elefante, Kerry Livgren
  10. Crossfire – Kerry Livgren