|Studio album by Kansas|
|Length||45:01 (original release) / 54:42 (remastered edition)|
Kansas is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). A studio album is an original collection of new tracks by a recording artist Kansas is an American Progressive rock band which became a popular Arena rock group in the 1970s with hit singles such as " Carry On Wayward A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. Legacy Recordings is Sony Music Entertainment 's catalog division In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Kansas is an American Progressive rock band which became a popular Arena rock group in the 1970s with hit singles such as " Carry On Wayward Song for America is the second Album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music) An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Kansas is an American Progressive rock band which became a popular Arena rock group in the 1970s with hit singles such as " Carry On Wayward Events January - The Ramones form January - Joni Mitchell releases her monumental album Court and Spark, supported
Kansas's debut album is the result of a merger between two Topeka musical camps: Kerry Livgren, from a previous Kansas line-up, and White Clover, a more traditional southern-style rock band in the vein of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Kerry Livgren (born September 18, 1949) is an American Musician and Songwriter, best known as one of the founding members and Lynyrd Skynyrd (ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd is an American Southern rock band The newly formed group signed with Kirshner Records in 1973 and traveled to New York to record their first release. The material on Kansas, written mostly by Livgren and White Clover vocalist Steve Walsh, had been culled from the repertoire of both groups. Steve Walsh (born June 15, 1951 in St Louis Missouri) is the singer and song-writer of the 1970s to present Progressive rock band Kansas Livgren's songs were generally longer and more elaborate than Walsh's, featuring mystical lyrics which reflected his intense interest in Eastern religions. Some of these classically-inspired compositions remain favorites of the band's faithful (aka Wheatheads), especially "Journey from Mariabronn", "Belexes", and "Aperçu".
The album cover is notable for its use of a (cropped) painting by Kansas native John Steuart Curry of abolitionist John Brown, Tragic Prelude. John Steuart Curry ( November 14, 1897 - August 29, 1946) was an American painter whose career spanned from 1924 John Brown (May 9 1800 December 2 1859 was an American Abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed Insurrection as a means to end all Slavery
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