Tracklist

Digital Media 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 3:25
12 Death of Mother Nature Suite
4 7:53
Digital Media 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 3:25
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)
8:57

Credits

Digital Media 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)
electronic drum set [Electronic Drums [Moog Drum]]:
Phil Ehart (track 8)
bass guitar:
Dave Hope (tracks 1, 3, 8)
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, 8)
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:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3, 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:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3, 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:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (track 8)
Kerry Livgren (tracks 1, 3)
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 2, 4, 8, 10)
art direction:
Ed Lee (designer) (tracks 2, 4, 10)
assistant engineer:
Jeff Glixman (tracks 1, 3)
Jimmy Stroud (track 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 Evans (engineer) (tracks 1, 3)
Peter Granet (tracks 2, 4, 10)
Lee Peterzell (track 8)
Danny Turbeville (1974) (tracks 5, 9, 12)
lead vocals:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3)
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, 8, 10)
Wally Gold (tracks 2, 4, 10)
Walter 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) (track 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)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 3–5, 10)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (track 4)
Kerry Livgren (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)
publisher:
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (tracks 1–6, 8, 10–12)
Kirshner CBS Music Publishing (tracks 1–6, 8, 10–12)
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)
recorded at:
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (1975 – 1976) (tracks 1, 3)
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)

Digital Media 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)
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)
violins:
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, 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:
Davy Moire (tracks 5–6)
Brad Aaron (engineer) (tracks 5–6)
composer:
Kerry Livgren (tracks 2, 4–6, 11–13)
engineer:
Davy Moire (tracks 5–6)
Brad Aaron (engineer) (tracks 5–6)
Bill Evans (engineer) (track 2)
Neil Kernon (track 3)
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)
producer:
Kansas (US prog rock band) (tracks 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)
publisher:
Bravo and Encore Music (tracks 3, 7)
Don Kirshner Music Inc. (tracks 1–2, 4–8, 10–14)
Kirshner CBS Music Publishing (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–8, 10–14)
Lehsem Music LLC (track 7)
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)
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

part of: The Essential (sony/legacy compilations)