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POINT OF KNOW RETURN

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.12 | 506 ratings

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WaywardSon
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5 stars Strangely enough, I listen to this album much more than Leftoverture. I find it has much more variety (a little bit of everything for everyone)

It opens with "Point of Know Return" which really brings up images of old wooden ships sailing into the unknown! They used the word "Know" to play with people minds! "Paradox" has some great keyboards and bass. Dave Hope´s bass playing really stands out on these early Kansas albums. This whole album is made to be listened to on headphones and it gets better with every listen. "The Spider" shows what a true talent Steve Walsh was (and still is) in the prog world. Great keyboards! "Portrait (He Knew)" is a song about Albert Einstein and has nothing to do with Jesus. It really irritates me how people say all Kansas´s music is preachy, remember at this time Kerry Livgren was still searching, he only became a Christian on Audiovisions. "Coset Chronicles" is a song based roughly on Howard Hughs, or any recluse for that matter, again some incredible lyrics and musicianship. "Lightning´s Hand" speeds things up a bit and the band is quite tight on this song.

"Dust in the wind" needs no introduction. A song that crossed over onto the rock, country, adult contemp etc charts to become their biggest hit ever. In a hundred years from now most people will remember this song more than any other song talked about on Progarchives! "Sparks of the tempest" is a George Orwell type nightmare where "big brother is watching and he likes what he sees" "Nobody´s Home" is simply beautiful. It´s about someone coming to visit Earth but after the World has destroyed itself. A messenger coming to an abandoned planet. "Hopelessly Human" is another Livgren classic that leaves you in deep thought after the album has finished. A perfect Progressive album.

WaywardSon | 5/5 |

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