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Artist: Kansas

Title: Somewhere To Elsewhere

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Category: Progressive Rock

Year: 2000

Label: Magna Carta

Catalog Number: 9050

Personnel

Steve Walsh vocals, keyboards
Kerry Livgren guitars
Richard Williams guitars
Dave Hope bass
Billy Greer bass, vocals
Robby Steinhardt vocals, violin
Phil Ehart drums

Tracks

1.  Icarus II  7:17
2.  When The World Was Young  5:50
3.  Grand Fun Alley  4:38
4.  The Coming Dawn (Thanatopsis)  5:44
5.  Myriad  8:55
6.  Look At The Time  5:37
7.  Disappearing Skin Tight Blues  7:02
8.  Distant Vision  8:48
9.  Byzantium  4:15
10.  Not Man Big  8:39
11.  Geodesic Dome  1:24
  
Total Running Time:  68:09

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: April 20, 2004 at 10:35
Awesome return to form! In the tradition of the earlier releases (Kansas, Song for America, Masque, Leftoverture, Point of Know Return). After the disappointing "Always Never the Same", this was a breath of fresh air. Kerry Livgren's involvement makes all the difference in the world, especially on "Icarus II", "Myriad", "Disappearing Skin Tight Blues" and "Distant Vision".

From: diamondback Date: July 22, 2004 at 14:23
This is the best that Kansas has done in twenty years. Nice to have them back to form. If you like early Kansas, you'll love this. It is a must have for any true Kansas fan. Enough of the live releases, more studio work like this will bring back the masses.

From: BWH"Indonesia" Date: September 4, 2004 at 2:56
Great release. They wanted to go back to the earlier root. As a huge AOR music lover, nothing surprising at first when I heard this. But then my excitement suddenly flared up as they entered the reffrain part of "Myriad". The chord, melody and catchy full chorus reminded me a lot of "Fight Fire With Fire" or "Play The Game Tonight" era.

From: NETO Date: November 18, 2004 at 6:18
ONE OF THE BEST ALBUNS RECORDED BY THIS BAND. A MASTERPIECE!!!

From: Nick C Date: September 8, 2005 at 16:55
Great great release which finds the band revisiting their old sound yet not copying it per se (that's "per se" not Percy!!). Byzantium is superb and keeps up with the Kansas tradition of producing music that is a little less straightforward. Icarus II is a fantastic tour de force which builds with crunching guitars coming in halfway through. Before the Coming Dawn a beautiful atmospheric ballad that again builds and builds. Gota give this a 9.5/10

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 13, 2006 at 14:47
A Dynamic cd that recalls the classic prog Kansas of the early 70's. This one will take a while to digest as there is plenty to wrap your ears around.

From: BDrums1971 Date: October 15, 2009 at 23:57
This is a really good cd. I love Kansas, but had to give the cd numerous listens to really "get it". Two complaints: Phil's drumming just seems lackluster. At times, the songs (more the FEEL of the songs), plus the hit and miss production, reminds me of a really good garage band. Being a drummer, I can really hear the lack of feel in Phil's playing. Second, Robbie should NOT sing. My god, Grand Fun Alley is horrible!! Between the production, Phil's lack of feel and Robbies vox, this should never have been on here. I mean, with a fantastic singer like Steve, and also Billy ( I LOVE Billy's voice (check out Seventh Key)), why let Robbie sing? All in all, a really good effort, minus a few annoyances here and there. It' a shame we won't hear anymore Kansas, they are truly a legend!


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