Kansas announces 50th anniversary career-spanning collection

Another Fork In The Road – 50 Years Of Kansas is available Dec 9th

Kansas will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2023 with Another Fork In The Road – 50 Years Of Kansas for release on 3 CD on December 9th via InsideOutMusic. The career-spanning collectionfeatures carefully-selected tracks from across the bands sizable discography, as well as a new version of “Can I Tell You.” Originally recorded and released on their 1974 debut, the song is updated by the current line-up, providing a full-circle perspective on the band’s long and continuing history that has seen them release 16 studio albums and sell in excess of 30 million albums worldwide.

“We are really honored by the commitment that InsideOut Music has put into Another Fork in the Road,” says original drummer Phil Ehart. “This is far more than just another greatest hits album. Another Fork in the Road is an in-depth representation of the evolving and winding musical journey of the band Kansas that’s been 50 years in the making.”

The 39 track set will also feature extensive liner notes by journalist Jeff Wagner, as well as pictures of rarely-seen memorabilia and archive material, all overseen by founding member Phil Ehart.

Due to licensing restrictions there are minor differences between the European & North American release.

Kansas will celebrate their 50th anniversary with extensive touring in North America in 2023. The band is currently comprised of Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, and original guitarist Richard Williams.

Platt was a recent guest on The Music Universe Podcast where he discusses the band’s 50th anniversary and how he became the current frontman.

3 CD

CD 1:

  1. Can I Tell You (new 2022 version)
  2. The Absence of Presence (The Absence of Presence, 2020)
  3. Throwing Mountains (The Absence of Presence, 2020)
  4. Crowded Isolation (The Prelude Implicit, 2016)
  5. Summer (The Prelude Implicit, 2016)
  6. The Voyage of Eight Eighteen (The Prelude Implicit, 2016)
  7. Icarus II (Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000)
  8. The Coming Dawn (Thanatopsis) (Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000)
  9. Distant Vision (Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000)
  10. The Wall (Always Never the Same, 1998)
  11. Dust in the Wind (Always Never the Same, 1998)
  12. Desperate Times (Freaks of Nature, 1995)
  13. Under The Knife (Freaks of Nature, 1995)

CD 2: North American Version

  1. Fight Fire With Fire (Drastic Measures, 1983)
  2. End of the Age (Drastic Measures, 1983)
  3. Incident on a Bridge (Drastic Measures, 1983)
  4. Play the Game Tonight (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
  5. Crossfire (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
  6. Windows (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
  7. Hold On (Audio-Visions, 1980)
  8. Loner (Audio-Visions, 1980)
  9. Curtain of Iron (Audio-Visions, 1980)
  10. No One Together (Audio-Visions, 1980)
  11. On The Other Side (Monolith, 1979)
  12. Angels Have Fallen (Monolith, 1979)
  13. How My Soul Cries Out For You (Monolith, 1979)

CD 3:

  1. Carry On Wayward Son (Two for the Show, 1978)
  2. Portrait (He Knew) (Point of Know Return, 1977)
  3. Sparks of the Tempest (Point of Know Return, 1977)
  4. Miracles Out of Nowhere (Leftoverture, 1976)
  5. Magnum Opus (Leftoverture, 1976)
  6. Icarus – Borne On Wings of Steel (Masque, 1975)
  7. Child of Innocence (Mas que, 1975)
  8. Down The Road (Song for America, 1975)
  9. Song For America (Song for America, 1975)
  10. The Devil Game (Song for America, 1975)
  11. Death of Mother Nature Suite (Kansas, 1974)
  12. Belexes (Kansas, 1974)
  13. Journey From Mariabronn (Kansas, 1974)

Buddy Iahn
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