Happy Anniversary to Point of Know Return, the fifth studio album from Kansas. They released it on October 11, 1977. Jeff Glixman produced the album, and Kirshner/CBS records officially released it. Glixman has worked with several prominent artists over the years including Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen, the Georgia Satellites.

Point of Know Return was the most commercially successful album Kansas ever released. It reached number four on the Billboard 200 chart, and it sold over four million copies in the United States.

Happy Anniversary to Point of Know Return!

Point of Know Return is one of the greatest prog rock albums of all time. It features a mix of complex prog rock elements with more accessible pop melodies. Fans also know the album for its soaring vocals, lush instrumentation, and catchy hooks.

The album’s title track is one of the band’s signature songs. It is a high energy rocker with keyboards and violins featured prominently throughout the tune. Additionally, it’s a complex and ambitious piece of music that features multiple signature changes.

Another standout track on the album is “Dust in the Wind,” which is also one of Kansas’s most popular songs. It is a beautiful and moving ballad about the fragility of human life and the passage of time. The song’s simple but haunting melody and lyrics have made it a classic. The movie ‘Old School’, starring Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn, also featured the song prominently. As Frank the Tank said, “You’re my boy, Blue!”

Other notable songs on the album include “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox.”

Point of Know Return is a significant album in the history of prog rock. It is also a complex and ambitious work that showcases the band’s musical virtuosity and songwriting skills. Its influence can be heard in the music of many other bands.

Kansas is celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band in 2023, founded in Topeka, Kansas in 1973. They have embarked on their massive “Another Fork in the Road – 50th Anniversary Tour,” which hit the Keswick Theatre back in June for two shows. It will come to Lancaster’s American Music Theater on April 27, 2024. Tickets and VIP packages are available now.

  • Kansas - "Point of Know Return" (Official Video)

     

    The album’s title track is one of the band’s signature songs. It is a high energy rocker with keyboards and violins featured prominently throughout the tune.

  • Kansas - "Dust in the Wind" (Official Video)

     

    Another standout track on the album is “Dust in the Wind,” which is also one of Kansas’s most popular songs. It is a beautiful and moving ballad about the fragility of human life and the passage of time. The song’s simple but haunting melody and lyrics have made it a classic.

  • Old School - "You're My Boy, Blue"

     

    The movie ‘Old School’, starring Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn, also featured the “Dust in the Wind” prominently. As Frank the Tank said, “You’re my boy, Blue!”

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