Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Leftoverture by Kansas, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Leftoverture is a 1976 pressing on the orange Epic label.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce (and pretty good) Kansas LP.
Background: Released in 1976, Leftoverture was the fourth album by Kansas, and the album that turned them into superstars.
The album reached #5 on the U.S. charts and has sold more than four million copies, helped by the single, “Carry on Wayward Son,” which reached #11 on the U.S. Pop charts.
For any art rock band, the fourth album means it’s time for a self-styled masterpiece — if you need proof, look at Selling England by the Pound or Fragile. So, with Kansas, the most determinedly arty of all American art rock bands, they composed and recorded Leftoverture, an impenetrable conundrum of significance that’s capped off by nothing less than a five-part suite, appropriately titled “Magnum Opus,” and featuring such promising movement titles as “Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat” and “Release the Beavers.” Of course, there’s no telling whether this closing opus relates to the opener, “Carry On Wayward Son,” the greatest single Kansas ever cut — a song that manages to be pompous, powerful, ridiculous, and catchy all at once. … That said, this still may be Kansas’ most consistent set, outside of Point of Know Return. Take that for what you will.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|