Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Carry On Wayward Son
3.5 5:22
2 Song for America
5 10:01
3 The Wall
3.35 4:48
4 Lonely Street
4 5:42
5 Journey From Mariabronn
4 7:57
6 Child of Innocence
5 4:31
7 Mysteries and Mayhem
4:12
8 The Pinnacle
5 9:34
9 Bringing It Back
4 3:33
10 Down the Road
5 3:44
11 What’s on My Mind
4 3:28
12 Death of Mother Nature Suite
4 7:53
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Point of Know Return
3.65 3:11
2 Cheyenne Anthem
4 6:53
3 Fight Fire With Fire
3 3:39
4 Dust in the Wind
4.65 3:26
5 Hold On
4 3:51
6 No One Together
3 6:57
7 Play the Game Tonight
2 3:26
8 Closet Chronicles
5 6:29
9 Sparks of the Tempest
4:12
10 Portrait (He Knew)
4.5 4:32
11 On the Other Side
6:23
12 People of the South Wind
3:37
13 A Glimpse of Home
6:33
14 Magnum Opus (live)
8:58

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3)
Kerry Livgren (track 8)
Richard Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9–10, 12)
violin:
Robby Steinhardt (tracks 1, 3, 8)
Robby Steinhardt (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9–10, 12)
drumset:
Phil Ehart (tracks 6, 8, 11)
electronic drum set [Electronic Drums [Moog Drum]]:
Phil Ehart (track 8)
bass guitar:
Dave Hope (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 11)
Dave Hope (1974) (tracks 2, 4, 10)
strings [ARP]:
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 2, 4)
glockenspiel:
Phil Ehart (1974) (track 2)
viola:
Robby Steinhardt (tracks 1, 3)
drums:
Phil Ehart (tracks 1, 3)
Phil Ehart (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9–10, 12)
synthesizer [[Oberheim synthesizer]]:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3)
synthesizer [additional synthesizers]:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3)
synthesizer [ARP]:
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 2, 4)
organ:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3, 8)
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9, 12)
Clavinet:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3, 8)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
guitar:
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (track 8)
guitar [Lead Guitar]:
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (track 8)
bass:
Dave Hope (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
electric guitar:
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3)
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 4, 10)
Richard Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9–10, 12)
percussion:
Phil Ehart (tracks 1, 3, 8)
piano:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3, 8)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9, 12)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 5, 9–10, 12)
piano [piano Fender]:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Moog:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 2, 4)
Moog [ARP &Moog synthesizers]:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 2, 4)
Moog [Moog synthesizer]:
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Moog and synthesizer [Arp]:
Kerry Livgren (track 8)
congas:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
guitars:
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
guitars [rhythm guitars]:
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 4, 10)
Richard Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 2, 4, 10)
arranger:
Kansas (US prog rock band) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8, 10–11)
art direction:
Ed Lee (Designer, Photographer & Art Director) (tracks 2, 4, 10)
assistant engineer:
Jeff Glixman (tracks 1, 3, 11)
James Cary Stroud (tracks 6, 8)
Kevin "Whip" Herron (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Jimmy "Shoes" Iovine (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
background vocals:
Robby Steinhardt (tracks 1, 3)
Dave Hope (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Kerry Livgren (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 4–5, 9–10, 12)
Robby Steinhardt (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9–10, 12)
composer:
J.J. Cale (track 9)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1–2, 6, 8, 11–12)
design/illustration:
Peter Lloyd (illustrator) (tracks 2, 4, 10)
engineer:
Bill “Bleu” Evans (engineer) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
Peter Granet (tracks 2, 4, 10)
Lee Peterzell (tracks 6, 8)
Danny Turbeville (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
lead vocals:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (tracks 2, 4–5, 9, 12)
Robby Steinhardt (1974) (tracks 5, 9–10, 12)
lyricist:
J.J. Cale (track 9)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1–2, 6, 8, 11–12)
producer:
Jeff Glixman (tracks 1–4, 6, 8, 10–11)
Wally Gold (tracks 2, 4, 10)
Kansas (US prog rock band) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
Wally Gold (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
remixer:
Davy Moire (tracks 1, 3)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3)
vocals:
Robby Steinhardt (track 8)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 6, 8)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1974) (track 4)
Robby Steinhardt (1974) (track 2)
writer:
Phil Ehart (track 4)
Dave Hope (track 4)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (track 4)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 3, 5, 10)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 3–5, 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1975) (tracks 6, 8)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (2001) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 11)
publisher:
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (tracks 2, 4–5, 10, 12)
Kirshner CBS Music Publishing (tracks 1–6, 8, 10–12)
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (1975 –) (tracks 6, 8)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (1975 –) (tracks 6, 8)
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (1976 –) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (1976 –) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 9)
mixed at:
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 11)
recorded at:
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (1975 – 1976) (tracks 1, 3, 11)
compilation of:
edit of:
Child of Innocence by Kansas (track 6)
edits:
mash-ups:
KANSASCORE by McMaNGOS (track 1)
cover recording of:
Bringing It Back (track 9)
later parody versions:
recording of:
Child of Innocence (track 6)
The Pinnacle (track 8)
The Wall (track 3)
What’s on My Mind (track 11)
Down the Road (1974) (track 10)
Lonely Street (1974) (track 4)
Song for America (1974) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
The Big Medley (track 1)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Richard Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (track 2)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
violin:
Robby Steinhardt (track 2)
violin [violins]:
Robby Steinhardt (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
bass guitar:
Dave Hope (tracks 1–2, 4, 8, 10)
viola:
Robby Steinhardt (track 2)
Robby Steinhardt (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
chimes:
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
drums:
Phil Ehart (track 2)
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
pedal steel guitar [pedals]:
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
synthesizer:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
synthesizer [[Oberheim synthesizer]]:
Kerry Livgren (track 2)
synthesizer [additional synthesizers]:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 2)
synthesizer [synthesizers]:
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
organ:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 2)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Clavinet:
Kerry Livgren (track 2)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
bass:
Dave Hope (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
vibraphone:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
timpani:
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
electric guitar:
Kerry Livgren (track 2)
Richard Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (track 2)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
percussion:
Phil Ehart (track 2)
percussion [additional percussion]:
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
piano:
Kerry Livgren (track 2)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Moog:
Kerry Livgren (track 2)
additional engineer:
Terry Diane Becker (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
arranger:
Kansas (US prog rock band) (tracks 1–2, 4, 8, 10)
art direction:
Tom Drennon (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
assistant engineer:
Jeff Glixman (track 2)
background vocals:
Robby Steinhardt (track 2)
Robby Steinhardt (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
co-producer:
Brad Aaron (engineer) (tracks 5–6)
Davy Moire (tracks 5–6)
composer:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 2, 4–6, 11–13)
engineer:
Brad Aaron (engineer) (tracks 5–6)
Bill “Bleu” Evans (engineer) (track 2)
Neil Kernon (track 3)
Davy Moire (tracks 5–6)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 7)
Terry Becker (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Jeff Glixman (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
lead vocals:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 2)
John Elefante (tracks 3, 7)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
lyricist:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 2, 4–6, 11–13)
other vocals [children’s vocals]:
Toye La Rocca (track 2)
Cheryl Norman (track 2)
producer:
Jeff Glixman (track 2)
Kansas (US prog rock band) (tracks 2–3, 5–7)
Neil Kernon (track 3)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 7)
Jeff Glixman (1977-06) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
writer:
Phil Ehart (tracks 1, 7, 14)
Dino Elefante (track 3)
Danny Flower (track 7)
Rob Frazier (track 7)
Dave Hope (track 14)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 7–8, 10, 14)
Robby Steinhardt (tracks 1, 14)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 1, 8, 10, 14)
Richard Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (tracks 7, 14)
John Elefante (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (track 2)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (2001) (track 2)
publisher:
Bravo and Encore Music (tracks 3, 7)
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (tracks 1, 4–8, 10–13)
Kirshner CBS Music Publishing (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–8, 10–14)
Lehsem Music LLC (track 7)
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (1976 –) (tracks 2, 14)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (1976 –) (tracks 2, 14)
mixed at:
The Village in Los Angeles, California, United States (1977-08) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
recorded at:
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (1975 – 1976) (track 2)
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1977-06 – 1977-07) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
remixes:
later parody versions:
Lust on the Bridge (track 4)
later translated versions:
Leb' dei Leben (track 4)
later versions:
Pensando en ti (track 4)
live recording of:
Magnum Opus (track 14)
recording of:
A Glimpse of Home (track 13)
Cheyenne Anthem (track 2)
Closet Chronicles (track 8)
Dust in the Wind (track 4)
Hold On (track 5)
No One Together (track 6)
On the Other Side (Kansas song) (track 11)
Portrait (He Knew) (track 10)

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/403501 [info]
Wikidata: Q4302537 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Ultimate Kansas [info]