Kansas

Greatest Hits Live

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Depending on whom you ask, Kansas are either road warriors who have penned quite a few classic rock radio standards or prog rock at its most overblown. Either way, the band has stuck to its guns throughout. Seemingly always on the road, the group was the subject of a King Biscuit Flower Hour concert recording in Philadelphia during 1989, which serves as the basis for Greatest Hits Live. This was during the era when guitar wiz Steve Morse was a member, and as evidenced by the top-notch playing throughout, the Kansas boys definitely found the right man for the job. Included are such Kansas classics as "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind," and "Point of Know Return," and since the group was touring in support of its In the Spirit of Things release at the time, you get a sample of such then-current tracks as "One Big Sky" and the instrumental "T.O. Witcher." Even though it wasn't recorded during their '70s peak, Greatest Hits Live still manages to capture Kansas in all their bombastic glory.

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