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Classic DVD Review: Kansas | DVD: Device – Voice – Drum

The ’70s heartland prog-rockers carry on, my wayward son, on this slick live set.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


THE MAIN EVENT: Dust in the wind? In your dreams, pal — ’70s heartland prog-rockers Kansas are still carrying on, my wayward son.

And if that isn’t weird enough, how about this? They’re obviously making enough dough to be able afford to produce this slick, 105-minute live performance DVD recorded last June in Atlanta.

EXTRAS! EXTRAS! More than anybody would want: Band interviews, a making-of documentary on the show, a video discography (that boldly notes how many million copies hits like Leftoverture sold, while failing to mention how many dozen copies their last few albums have moved), and even musical animations for those still high from the ’70s.

AW, SKIP IT: Oh sure, a Kansas DVD seems like harmless fun at first — then, before you know it, you’re selling your blood to buy that Yes box set and that original vinyl copy of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Then who’s at the Point of Know Return, huh?