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Artist: Kansas

Title: Point of Know Return

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Kansas Point of Know Return Album Cover


Category: Prog Rock

Year: 1977

Label: Kirshner

Catalog Number: ZK 34929


Phil Ehart drums, percussion
Dave Hope bass
Kerry Livgren electric and acoustic guitars, piano, clavinet, synthesizers, percussion
Robbie Steinhardt violin, viola, cello, vocals
Steve Walsh organ, piano, synthesizers, vocals, percussion
Rich Williams electric and acoustic guitars


1.  Point of Know Return  3:13
2.  Paradox  3:50
3.  The Spider  2:04
4.  Portrait (He Knew)  4:38
5.  Closet Chronicles  6:32
6.  Lightning's Hand  4:24
7.  Dust in the Wind  3:28
8.  Sparks of the Tempest  4:18
9.  Nobody's Home  4:39
10.  Hopelessly Human  7:08
Total Running Time:  44:14

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rob Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:03
Every time I hear a song off this album it reminds me of college. I loved it.

From: Thanos Date: November 7, 2001 at 19:10
WEll............Thats A lovely album...........It contains the Super-Hit Dust In The Wind and i think that you will all love every song of this Super-album!!!A MUST for everyone that respect himself!!!!

From: wadelink Date: December 8, 2001 at 13:59

From: koogles Date: June 30, 2002 at 17:54
My favorite Kansas album and a record that's as deep musically as it is lyrically. Kerry Livgren is an absolute genius. Probably the best American progressive rock album ever recorded. ESSENTIAL!!!

From: herman Date: November 17, 2002 at 21:51
great perfect 100%

From: Bilboker Date: December 1, 2002 at 10:51
Dust in the wind... favulosa!!

From: SrFloppy5 Date: January 2, 2003 at 16:05
Progresivo pero con melodís, como ha de ser. Nada de jams encubriendo a malos compositores, tipo DT

From: risin power Date: March 31, 2003 at 1:18
This was the first Kansas record I heard and I think it's also the best. A rock'n roll version of Christopher Columbus.

From: AOR freaky Date: November 27, 2003 at 12:00
Kansas is a great band, and indeed, dear Koogles, this is one of their best, but the best ? That's very difficult to say ! I also like the more AOR-ish Drastic Measures, Power is also wonderful etc. In fact, practically all Kansas records are essential. Great musicians, great songs ! This can't go wrong !

From: illimey Date: February 26, 2004 at 0:01
This is the album that got me hooked on Kansas. The cover grabbed me by the eyes, and the music grabbed me everywhere. IMHO 'Portrait' and 'Closet Chronicles' are the songs that best showcase the unique nature of the Kansas sound. 'Dust..' is obviously the most famous Kansas song, however it is so beautifully commercial that it is, in the end, a little bit misleading! Anyway, this album coupled with it's immediate predecessor form one of the most enticing packages in recent musical history.

From: holyroller Date: March 29, 2004 at 22:10
I read a funny story in a guitar magazine. Apparently Kerry Livgren was sitting int he dentists office (somewhat recently, like 1996) and "Dust In The Wind" came on the muzak. He started laughing and someone asked him what was so funny. He just said "oh, nothing". What was he going to say, "I wrote that song"? Anyway, I just thought that was a cute little rock trivia story.

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 14:02
Prog rock!? Don't get me started. This little gem kicked major ass at the time and pleased many.

From: rene Date: December 18, 2005 at 15:23
DUST IN THE WIND was of course one of the biggest number 1 hits back in the late 70s. All around the world it was a number 1 hit and even our parents know this song. I love it but this is not my fave KANSAS album. I think that their 1980 AUDIOVISIONS is better, but this one because the DUST...hit is the most famous KANSAS album.

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 21, 2006 at 0:35
Nearly half of this album is as great as their masterpiece: "Leftoverture". The other half is still good maintaining the bands high standards. Worth a spin often.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 1, 2017 at 11:27
Kansas' "Dust In The Wind" song is one of the most subtle and beautiful ones ever in the history of music ...the rest of the album contains great Prog Rock cuts in the shape of 1,2,3 & 6...enjoyable stuff...85/100

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