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Some of the tracks seem to have been pulled from the aforementioned King Biscuit show in Philadelphia. Some of them seem to be pulled from the excellent 'Device, Voice, Drum' live show recorded in 2002. I can't verify this as there are no liner notes to indicate when or where the songs were recorded, which I found annoying
The choice of tracks makes little sense. Many of the songs are from their `70s albums and have already been covered on other live albums. 'Power' and 'In The Spirit of Things' are not represented at all, but 'Freaks Of Nature' oddly gets five tracks, and 'Somewhere to Elsewhere' only gets one song, which is unconscionable given the importance of that album in the band's career.
At first I thought it was cool that they released some of the `80s and `90s work that's been overlooked. It is nice to hear some of the songs from 'Freaks of Nature' presented live for the first time. However, the album seems thrown together without any care or cohesion. This compilation isn't really an essential unless you're a Kansas completist, and even then it might not be essential.
The DVD contains 3 songs from the Whiskey concert, and 3 from the Device Voice Drum concert. The DVD also contains remastered Dust in the Wind on and Hold on (audio only).
The CD also has Dust inthe Wind and Hold on, as if we need to hear them twice in one purchase.
If the band can't, or won't, write new material I wish they'd stop greatest hitting their fans to death.
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I don't personally own this album, but I do have all the Kansas albums except Vinyl Confessions and Drastic Measures. Read morePublished on December 20, 2006 by Audio Ear
First of all, Kansas was contractually required by Interscope to release a compilation album of the three releases Kansas had with them (Whiskey, Freaks & Always). Read morePublished on July 28, 2006 by Joboo
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Where's the "Monolith" remaster? I'd much rather have that.
Apr 13, 2006 by Keith A. Morse | See all 10 posts
|Again ? you have got to be joking||
I whole-heartedly agree! The official Kansas web site in early 2006 suggested that their Live album "Two for the Show" was going to be released this year in a remastered format. Now, those plans have been put on hold (indefinately?) and I see they are now offering this Works in... Read More
Apr 23, 2006 by Richard Thompson | See all 2 posts
Fresh is something Kansas needs but sadly doesn't have. I can't stand the comp's. I've heard all and seen all. # times live and they keep re-hashing the same over and over. Even DVD was the same. Perhaps if they knew what their fans wanted they would care too.
Jun 17, 2006 by gone | See all 2 posts
I like what you have to say Chuck...but there is a little old band from Canada that I would put in your conversation.Of course,I'm lucky to get a chance to see Rush once every 5 years at a large arena,whereas Kansas has made themselves much more accessible and I have been able to see them up... Read More
May 13, 2006 by clearingsky | See all 2 posts