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Kansas – The Prelude Implicit (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Kansas – The Prelude Implicit (Deluxe Edition) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:00:31 minutes | 715 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © InsideOutMusic

The 15th studio long-player from the progressive rock/AOR legends — and first collection of new material in 16 years — The Prelude Implicit is the first Kansas album to feature new vocalist and keyboardist Ronnie Platt, who replaced founder Steve Walsh after the former announced his retirement in 2014. The 12-track set also marks the studio debuts of keyboard player David Manion and guitarist Zak Rizvi. That’s a lot of new blood, but rest assured, The Prelude Implicit is very Kansas-y. Platt’s amenable voice is custom made for melodic rock — think Tommy Shaw-meets-Paul Rodgers — and the presence of founding members Phil Ehart (drums) and Rich Williams (guitar), alongside longtime violin/guitar player David Ragsdale and bassist Billy Greer, helps to further ground the proceedings, resulting in something that sounds both familiar and forward thinking. Front-loaded with co-lead singles “With This Heart” and “Visibility Zero,” the former a soaring, heartfelt anthem and the latter a muscular classic rock jam that invokes the band’s “Carry on My Wayward Son”-era, the technically superb The Prelude Implicit — literally — hits all of the right notes, and should please longtime fans, despite the absence of Walsh. From the proggy, nearly nine-minute “Voyage of Eight Eighteen” to the hook-filled, festival-ready nostalgia piece “Summertime,” it’s clear that Kansas still has gas in the tank, and with some new parts in place, it looks like they’ve still got some road to cover. – AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

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Kansas: There’s Know Place Like Home (2009) Blu-ray 1080i AVC LPCM 5.1 + BDRip 720p

Title: Kansas: There’s Know Place Like Home
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Starlight
Duration: 01:44:58
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: 1920x1080i, 1.78:1, MPEG-4 AVC, 29.970 fps, 30 Mbps
Audio #1: English LPCM 5.1 (48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio #2: English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Audio #3: English LPCM 2.0 (48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio #4: English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224 kbps)
Size: 27.57 GB

All these years later, Kansas still rule the classic rock radio airwaves, and continue to put on simply spellbinding shows of the highest caliber. And what better way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of Kansas self-titled 1974 debut than with a live DVD, There s Know Place Like Home, which will be released on September 28th, 2009 . A hi-def for Blu-ray release (mixed in 5.1 surround sound), the show was filmed on February 7th of this year in their home state (at Washburn University s White Concert Hall), and was certainly not your average affair. For this show, the group – which includes singer/keyboardist Steve Walsh, guitarist Rich Williams, violinist David Ragsdale, bassist Billy Greer, and drummer Phil Ehart was united with former members Kerry Livgren (guitar/keyboards) and Steve Morse (guitar), as well as the 50-piece Washburn University Orchestra.

When asked how it was to play alongside an orchestra, Ehart responds, It’s always an adventure. Adding another 50 people to your band can always prove eventful. Our biggest memories are usually of certain symphonies that look down their noses at our music. What’s funny about this is that those symphonies are usually the ones that have the most trouble playing our scores! And when the topic of playing with Livgren and Morse comes up, Williams gets downright philosophical. Very comfortable…like loose fitting underwear. Comprised of a solid track listing that includes fine renditions of Kansas classics ( Dust in the Wind, Carry On Wayward Son, etc.) and fan favorites ( Hold On, On the Other Side, etc.), There s Know Place Like Home will surely go down as one of the group s best-ever live performances.

In addition to the DVD s release, Kansas members (save Walsh) have released the debut of their new side band, Native Window, which issued their self-titled album on June 23rd, and open for Kansas on the summer/fall tours. And as far as Kansas popularity, it continues to flourish, as their classic ballad, Dust in the Wind recently obtained gold status as a digital download, while their classic rocker, Carry On Wayward Son, is featured on the games Guitar Hero II and Rock Band II. They still get a lot of attention, still get a lot of airplay, says Williams about the enduring popularity of Kansas songs. They have retained a relevance through the years, that only a small percent of recordings do. With the release of There s Know Place Like Home and the supporting tour, Kansas will prove this theory as fact once again this summer and fall.

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Kansas – The Absence Of Presence (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Kansas – The Absence Of Presence (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:21 minutes | 591 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © InsideOutMusic

There can be few more unlikely success stories than that of Kansas, and yet 2020 marks 49 years in the business for a band who dressed like farmhands and adopted the violin as a de facto lead instrument. With notable exceptions, the songs of Kerry Livgren were what made Kansas great. Following the guitarist’s third and seemingly final departure in 2000, the Livgren-less configuration took 16 years to construct new music.

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Kansas – Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kansas – Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:52:05 minutes | 2,33 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © InsideOutMusic

With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.The summer of 2020 marked the release of “The Absence of Presence,” KANSAS’s sixteenth studio album, which debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. The wide-ranging progressive rock album, released by InsideOut Music, follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. Throughout 2016-2017, the band celebrated the anniversary of breakout album “Leftoverture” with the highly successful KANSAS: Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. That tour was released in 2017 as a live album, “Leftoverture Live & Beyond.” Since 2018, KANSAS has followed that tour with the even more successful KANSAS: Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour.

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Kansas There’s Know Place Like Home (2009) 1080p Blu-ray x264 AC-3 2.0

Kansas – There’s Know Place Like Home

Year : 2009
Genre : Progressive Rock
Duration : 01:44:00
Quality : 1080p
Video Codec : MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec : AC-3
Video : 1920×1080 / 16:9 / 29.970 fps / 8745 Kbps
Audio : English AC-3 2.0 / 48 KHz / 16 bits / 224 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Howling at the Moon
02. Belexes
03. Point Of Know Return
04. Song For America
05. On The Other Side
06. Musicatto
07. Ghosts/Rainmaker
08. Nobody’s Home
09. Hold On
10. Cheyenne Anthem
11. Icarus II
12. Icarus: Borne On The Wings Of Steel
13. Miracles Out Of Nowhere
14. The Wall
15. Fight Fire With Fire
16. Dust In The Wind
17. Carry On Wayward Son

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