Don't buy the remaster, but buy this first issue if you want
M. A. Scott | Kansas, USA | 01/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've already done a review under the entry of the new remastered POINT OF KNOW RETURN, but would like to encourage people interested in buying this cd to buy it under this entry of the one that was released in about 1984 because the remastered one with bonus tracks is a terrible remaster, if you have come to know the vinyl or this first issue. Like was said by a previous reviewer, Jeff Glixman has remastered the new one and made it sound compressed, without much of a dynamic range like it was in the previous issue. If you are new to this recording you may not think the remaster is too bad, but if you know it like the back of your hand like me, you know that somethings wrong with this remaster. So basically I'm saying, buy under this entry here without bonus tracks and you will be getting a very good quality recording. I think right now under this entry a used copy is something like $2.99. Enjoy this progressive rock masterpiece!!!"
My Favorite Kansas Album - You Never Forget Your First Time
Tetsu Uma | Illinois Native in Manassas Park, VA | 09/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Please pardon my moment of nostalgia but this is the first Rock and Roll album I ever heard and the first album (vinyl) I ever bought. It still rates among my all-time favorites. I remember the time, it was 1977 and I had heard all the pop/disco [...] on the school bus. Then my friend turned me on to Kansas and that was the very beginning. He played "Point of No Return" and it was amazing; the lyrics were like real poetry and the melodies varied from the soft "Dust In the Wind," to the brazen, "Lightning's Hand," to the enigmatic, "Portrait." It even had cool graphics on the cover and Rock-n-Roll violin!! How can you beat that??!! My favorite songs are "Point of No Return," "Portrait," and the sad, "Nobody's Home;" but really I do not think there is a bad one in the bunch. I highly recommend this album; a great album which I still love after almost 30 years. It is a true masterpiece of 70's rock and I think I am going to play it right now. (The CD that is - I'm pretty sure the vinyl is in a bar in South Korea somewhere but that is a different bit of nostalgia.)"