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The Best Of Kansas [Remaster]
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The Best Of Kansas [Remaster]
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
Here, unfortunately, is a simple-minded greatest hits collection from a band known for concept albums, not singles. This Arista collection will please fans of the group's best known tracks: "Carry On My Wayward Son," "Dust...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Kansas
Title: The Best Of Kansas [Remaster]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 13
Label: CBS Records
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074643928328, 5099746103620, 074643928380

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Here, unfortunately, is a simple-minded greatest hits collection from a band known for concept albums, not singles. This Arista collection will please fans of the group's best known tracks: "Carry On My Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind," "Point of Know Return," and the maudlin 1982 hit "Play the Game Tonight." But the digital remixes of "The Wall" and "Wayward Son" from 1976's Leftoverture are superfluous (the originals sounded warmer) and the absence of any tracks from the band's self-titled debut and the excellent Masque is inexcusable, albeit commercially safe. The song sequence also leaves a lot to be desired: the jump from 1975's Genesis-like "Song for America" to the corporate pop of 1984's "Perfect Lover" is jarring at best, and does little to make the case that Kansas deserves any more than the belittled reputation they've unfortunately inherited. --James Rotondi

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GREAT BAND. ODD OMISSIONS.
paris@WebTV.Net | Milan | 03/27/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not going to join your feud as it's none of my business. I've got my own internet war raging in the video section mostly (starting with ALIEN and ALIENS; although the poor Carpenters are being exploited shamelessly - and a few books too), but I do want to say that at moments Kansas rises to the top of contemporary music (no matter who lines up). "Mother Nature Suite" is a personal favorite, and "Dust in the Wind" was utilized so well at the close of the film "Heroes" it warrants an honor medal. A pivotal ensemble of talented musicians that molded the landscape of music anew. Did I say that?"