The Topeka-based progressive rock band Kansas sold about twelve million albums just off of back-to-back blockbusters Left Overture  in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, but there is a lot of quality before “Carry On Wayward Son” and after “Dust in the Wind“, including the epic title song from their second album,”Song for America“, the soaring “Icarus: Borne on Wings of Steel” from Masque   in 1975, and then post-Point  hits “People of the South Wind”,”Hold On”, “Fight Fire With Fire“, and “All I Wanted“. Kansas original members Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, and Robbie Steinhardt all join us In the Studio  for the rest of the best. – Redbeard