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On July 17, 2020.

On July 17, 2020, “Inside Out” label released “The Absence of Presence”, the sixteenth Kansas studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, and was produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart and Rich Williams.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Platt – lead vocals
  • Rich Williams – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Zak Rizvi – electric guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Tom Brislin – lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • David Ragsdale – violin, backing vocals
  • Billy Greer – bass, backing vocals
  • Phil Ehart – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. The Absence of Presence – lyrics by Tom Brislin, Phil Ehart, music by Zak Rizvi
  2. Throwing Mountains – lyrics by Tom Brislin, Phil Ehart, music by Zak Rizvi
  3. Jets Overhead – lyrics by Tom Brislin, music by Zak Rizvi
  4. Propulsion – music by Tom Brislin
  5. Memories Down the Line – lyrics and music by Tom Brislin
  6. Circus of Illusion – lyrics by Ronnie Platt, music by Tom Brislin
  7. Animals on the Roof – lyrics by Tom Brislin, Phil Ehart, music by Zalk Rizvi
  8. Never – lyrics by Ronnie Platt, Phil Ehart, music by Zak Rizvi
  9. The Song the River Sang – lyrics and music by Tom Brislin

On April 28, 2003.

On April 28, 2003, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Slideling”, the third Ian McCulloch album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Cenzo Townshend and Ian McCulloch.

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Peter Byrne – lead guitar
  • Chris Martin – piano, backing vocals
  • John Simm – electric guitar
  • Jonny Buckland – electric guitar
  • Ceri James – piano, keyboards
  • Peter Wilkinson – bass, backing vocals
  • Simon Finley – drums
  • Barriemore Barlow – percussion
  • Malcolm Johnston – viola
  • Kate Evans – violin
  • Martin Richardson – violin
  • Ian Bracken – cello
  • Cenzo Townshend – engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Tom Stanley – Pro Tools

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian McCulloch.

  1. Love in Veins
  2. Playgrounds and City Parks
  3. Sliding
  4. Baby Hold On
  5. Arthur
  6. Seasons
  7. Another Train
  8. High Wires
  9. She Sings (All My Life)
  10. Kansas
  11. Stake Your Claim

On November 7, 1988.

On November 7, 1988, “4AD” label released “Bird Wood Cage”, the third Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Townhouse”, and was produced by Flood.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitar, photography
  • Peter Ulrich – percussion
  • Gini Ball – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Chris Pitsillides – viola
  • Audrey Riley – cello
  • Ruby James – background vocals
  • Lorna Wright – background vocals
  • Steven Young – drum programming
  • Lincoln Fong – engineer
  • Hugo Nicholson – engineer
  • Michael Butterworth – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Allen, Mark Cox, and Andrew Gray.

  1. King of Soul
  2. Raintime
  3. Bottom Drawer
  4. Kansas
  5. Swing Like a Baby
  6. See My Wife
  7. The Holy Man
  8. Hang on Me (For Papa)
  9. Shut That Door

From the Big Sex EP.:

  1. The Wedding
  2. The Great Leveler
  3. That Heat
  4. God’s Number

On September 20, 1975.

On September 20, 1975, “Kirshner” label released “Masque”, the third Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1975 and was produced by Jeff Glixman.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh– lead and backing vocals, organ, piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, congas
  • Kerry Livgren– lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, piano, clavinet, Moog and ARP synthesizers
  • Robby Steinhardt– lead and backing vocals, violin
  • Rich Williams– lead and rhythm guitars
  • Dave Hope– bass guitar
  • Phil Ehart– drums, percussion
  • Earl Lon Price – saxophone
  • Lee Peterzell – engineer
  • Jimmy Stroud – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Walsh, except where noted.

  1. It Takes a Woman’s Love (To Make a Man)
  2. Two Cents Worth – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
  3. Icarus – Borne on Wings of Steel – Kerry Livgren
  4. All the World – Steve Walsh, Robby Steinhardt
  5. Child of Innocence – Kerry Livgren
  6. It’s You
  7. Mysteries and Mayhem – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
  8. The Pinnacle – Kerry Livgren

On November 28, 1986.

On  November 28, 1986, “MCA” label released “Power”, the tenth Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “ The Castle” in Franklin, Tennessee, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Andrew Powell and Phil Ehart.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Steve Morse– vocals, lead guitar
  • Rich Williams- guitar
  • Billy Greer– vocals, bass guitar
  • Phil Ehart- drums, executive producer
  • The Philarmonia Orchestraarranged and conducted by Andrew Powell
  • Gary Chang- keyboards programming
  • Travis Bradford, Jerome Olds, Rob Henson, Yonrico Scott, Merle McLain, Doug Baker, Solomon Olds, Cliff Jones – backing vocals
  • Nigel Walker – engineer, mixing
  • Mike Sheady – orchestral recordings engineer
  • Humberto Gatica– mixing
  • Keith Odle, Lance Philips, Darrin Goodwin – assistant engineers
  • George Marino- mastering
  • Andy Engel – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Morse and Steve Walsh except where noted.

  1. Silhouettes in Disguise
  2. Power – Randy Goodrum, Steve Morse, Steve Walsh
  3. All I Wanted
  4. Secret Service – John Booth Aclin, Ron Miller, Steve Morse, Steve Walsh
  5. We’re Not Alone Anymore
  6. Musicatto
  7. Taking In the View
  8. Three Pretenders – Billy Greer, Steve  Morse, Steve Walsh
  9. Tomb 19
  10. Can’t Cry Anymore – Tim Smith, Van Temple

 

On July 11, 2000.

On July 11, 2000, “Magna Carta” label released “Somewhere to Elsewhere”, the fourteenth Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “GrandyZine Recording Co.” in Berryton, Kansas, and was produced by Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart and Rich Williams.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh– lead and backing vocals
  • Kerry Livgren- guitars, keyboards, engineer, mixing
  • Robby Steinhardt- violin, viola, lead and backing vocals
  • Rich Williams- guitars
  • Billy Greer- bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Dave Hope- bass guitar
  • Phil Ehart- drums
  • Jake Livgren, Jessica Livgren – additional background vocals
  • Brad Aaron – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All songs by Kerry Livgren.

  1. Icarus II
  2. When the World Was Young
  3. Grand Fun Alley
  4. The Coming Dawn (Thanatopsis)
  5. Myriad
  6. Look at the Time
  7. Disappearing Skin Tight Blues
  8. Distant Vision
  9. Byzantium
  10. Not Man Big – (1:00 of silence)
  11. Geodesic Dome (hidden track)

 

 

 

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Neighborhood” label released “Gather Me”, the eight Melanie album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Allegro Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Schekeryk.

Personnel:

  • Melanie – guitar, vocals
  • Sal DiTroica – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Don Payne- bass
  • Roger Kellaway- piano, arrangements
  • Buddy Saltzman, Donald MacDonald, Robert J. Gregg – drums
  • Johnny Pacheco – congas
  • Toots Thielemans, Gilbert Chimes, Michael Chimes – harmonica
  • George Marge – woodwind
  • Artie Kaplan– contractor
  • Bruce Staple – engineer
  • Maddy Miller – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Melanie Safka; except where noted

  1. Little Bit of Me
  2. Some Day I’ll Be a Farmer
  3. Steppin’
  4. Brand New Key
  5. Ring Around the Moon
  6. Ring the Living Bell
  7. Railroad
  8. Kansas
  9. Some Say (I Got Devil)
  10. Center of the Circle
  11. What Wondrous Love – arranged and adapted by Melanie
  12. Baby Day
  13. Tell Me Why – Michael Edwards, Richard Parish, Sigmund Spaeth

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

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

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Kirshner” label released “Monolith”, the sixth Kansas studio album. It was recorded January – April 1979, and was produced by Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams, Robby Steinhardt, Dave Hope and Phil Ehart. The album cover art was by Bruce Wolfe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh– keyboards, lead vocals
  • Kerry Livgren– guitar, keyboards
  • Rich Williams– guitar
  • Robby Steinhardt– violin, vocals, anvil, lead vocals
  • Dave Hope– bass
  • Phil Ehart– drums
  • Engineers: Brad Aaron, Davey Moiré, Steve Tillisch, David Pinkston
  • Assistant engineer: Les Horn

Track listing:

  1. On the Other Side – Kerry Livgren
  2. People of the South Wind – Kerry Livgren
  3. Angels Have Fallen – Steve Walsh
  4. How My Soul Cries Out for You – Steve Walsh
  5. A Glimpse of Home – Kerry Livgren
  6. Away from You – Steve Walsh
  7. Stay Out of Trouble – Steve Walsh, Rich Williams, Robby Steinhardt
  8. Reason to Be – Kerry Livgren