Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Wow"! Beck thrills capacity crowd at Ford Theatres

Performing at Ford Theatres is, from left, a new member of
Beck's touring band, Beck, and keyboardist Roger Manning Jr.
Photo: Kim Kinsler 
Beck
Where: John Anson Ford Theatres, Hollywood, CA
When: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Next: Beck will perform as part of the iHeartRadio ALTer Ego concert on Jan. 19, 2018 at the Forum in Inglewood. Also on that bill are Mumford & Sons, Spoon, Cage the Elephant and the National


Beck performed his first hometown performance since releasing his new album Colors at the John Anson Ford Theatres last night, delivering an entertaining and wide-ranging concert confirming the singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist remains one of the most talented artists making music anywhere on the planet.

Since its release on October 13, Colors has been universally praised and for good reason. The album is a mostly-upbeat and intoxicating '80s-flavored masterwork filled with songs that inspire dance moves even as they dazzle with creative and compelling arrangements. Announced just last week, the Ford Theatres concert drew an enthusiastic crowd of 1,200 who packed into the beautiful outdoor amphitheater to catch up on Beck in the wake of the release of his first new studio album since 2014's Americana-minded Morning Phase (that brilliant album earned Album of the Year honors at the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015).

Beck and his band performing on October 18, 2017.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
Over the course of 105 minutes on Wednesday night, the genre-hopping artist focused on material from throughout his 25-year career including a four-song set of new material from Colors in celebration of the release of that disc that was performed near the end of the show. The title track from the new disc was one of the genuine delights of the night. This marked only the second time Beck and company had ever played "Colors" in concert; that song proved to be a sonically-rich offering with its nuanced layers coming fully to life via the musicians' performance. "Up All Night," another infectious cut, received its third-ever concert performance and had everyone on their feet and moving to the song's dance discipline.

In fact, from the opening selections of his performance (the grooving "Devil's Haircut" and equally dynamic "Black Tambourine") to the super cool '80s synth pop "I Think I'm In Love" / ""I Feel Love" (the latter a hit for Donna Summer) and funky "The New Pollution," Beck seemed inspired to keep the crowd on their feet and having a great time.

"I'm very thankful for this beautiful night," Beck said, clearly delighted with the spirit of this special gig attended by many of the artist's family members and friends.

Jason Falkner performing at Ford Theatres.
Photo: Kim Kinsler
Other alt rock and dance-styled Beck classics followed, including "Mixed Bizness," "Qué Onda Güero," thrilling '70s retro vibe of "Go It Alone" and the heavy-guitar anchored "Soul of a Man" (featuring the fretwork of lead guitarist Jason Falkner) before Beck's Laurel Canyon-minded influences shone via the folk stylings of "Paper Tiger" and "Lost Cause."

The fact that Beck performed dance material, alternative rock, folk ("fingerpicking songs"), blues and more was impressive to be sure. While the performance of his hit "Loser" was obviously a favorite and had everyone moving and singing, an extended "Where It's At" that served as a point to provide introductions to his band members was also extremely moving and fun. In the gives-me-chills column was a potent tribute to the late Tom Petty via guitarist Falkner leading the band through "American Girl"; moments later, the audience  was surprised (and impressed) via keyboardist Roger Manning Jr. delivering up a fantastic imitation of Michael McDonald's "Takin' It To The Streets."

The encore also featured Beck performing the decidedly bluesy "One Foot in the Grave" where his rapid-fire vocals and impressive blues harmonica work were played over the sparse accompaniment of a bass drum. A soulful "Debra" with sweet falsetto vocals and joyful refrain of "Where It's At" (often recognized by the title "Two Turntables and a Microphone") closed things out of a high-impact and memorable close.

Review by Robert Kinsler

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XXXIX” available on DVD November 21, 2017 from Shout! Factory

Big news for all of us MST3K fans; Shout! Factory has just announced that the upcoming release of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XXXIX will almost certainly (okay, probably definitely, maybe unquestionably) be the final collection of never-before-released episodes from the initial run of the groundbreaking series. Read on...


Mystery Science Theater 3000:Vol. XXXIX
Four DVD Box Set Features Previously Unreleased Episodes
                                      Girls Town, The Amazing Transparent Man, and Diabolik,  
              and a disc of unreleased host segments, Satellite Dishes

            Available on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from Shout! Factory


And in the end, the laughs you take are equal to the jokes they make. On November 21, 2017, Shout! Factory will release the almost certainly, probably definitely, maybe unquestionably final collection of never-before-released classic episodes of our favorite cowtown puppet show, Mystery Science Theater 3000.

The slings and arrows of outrageous licenses have resulted in only three episodes, so Vol. XXXIX also includes Satellite Dishes, a disc featuring the host segments of all the remaining unreleased episodes. The collection also includes a bevy of bonus features, including Chuck Love and the Anatomy of a Theme, Beyond Transparency, a new featurette about The Amazing Transparent Man, Showdown In Eden Prairie: Their Final Experiment, The Last Dance, a documentary special that  chronicles the final days shooting the last episode of the original run ofMST3KDiabolikBehind the Scream: Daniel Griffith on Ballyhoo, mini posters from artist Steve Vance, and theatrical trailers. But final has a way of not being final, and one need only turn to Netflix to appreciate that. So take one plausibly last ride of the classic series with our heroes on the Satellite of Love, and keep circulating the tapes!

Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. The first 1,500 fans who order directly from Shout! Factory will also receive the exclusive bonus disc The Complete Poopie, a collection of MST3K bloopers and outtakes.

MGM’s 1959 film Girls Town is not a feminist follow up to MGM’s 1938 Boys Town, though to be fair, both are set in towns.  B-movie siren Mamie Van Doren stars as a juvenile delinquent trying to survive in the eponymous nun-run reform school after she is wrongly accused of murder. It’s a feast of drag races, catfights, sexy dresses and Mel Tormé, who turns in a Blue Velvet Fog performance as the blackmailing troublemaker. The oddly child-of-star studded cast includes the offspring of Charlie Chaplin, Robert Mitchum and Harold Lloyd. Paul Anka makes his feature debut, and this may be one of his regrets that does bear mentioning. Fortunately for us, those very juvenile delinquents aboard the SoL upgrade a B movie into A+ television and reform us all. 

In The Amazing Transparent Man, an ex-military sociopath plans to raise an army of invisible soldiers, but first he needs to perfect his captive scientist’s invisibilizing device by stealing necessary nuclear materials from a government vault. He engineers the prison break of a notorious thief, leveraging his wanted status to force him to do the heist. This amazing transparent tax shelter provides no dearth of fodder for Mike, Tom and Crow, who see right through the film to the riffs that ultimately make it a joy to behold.  

The celebrated Italian filmmaker Mario Bava must have needed his bathroom redone. In the 1968 spy spoof Diabolik, he takes John Philip Law into his own hands and delivers an exploitation schlock-fest replete with super-criminals, underground lairs, and gadgets that would have Q scratching his head. It’s supposed to be a comedy, but it only turns into one after Mike and the bots riff it good. This film was, of course, the last one Mike and the bots were forced to endure. We thank them for their service!

Satellite Dishes
The best laid plans of mice and licensees often go astray. Despite best efforts to include the remaining unreleased episodes, the hard truth is that they may never see the legitimate light of day. So here is the next best thing: all their host segments. What these delectable dishes from the Satellite of Love lack in riffs, they make up for in irreverent, silly and delightfully nerdy sketch comedy. It's the best we can do, so we are doing it!

Includes:
Ep #201 Rocketship X-M
Ep #213 Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster
Ep #309 The Amazing Colossal Man
Ep #311 It Conquered the World
Ep #416 Fire Maidens from Outer Space
Ep #418 The Eye Creatures
Ep #807 Terror from the Year 5000
Ep #809 I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Ep #905 The Deadly Bees
Ep #906 The Space Children
Ep #913 Quest of the Delta Knights

MST3K: Volume XXXIX Bonus Features
·         Chuck Love and the Anatomy of a Theme
·         Beyond Transparency--new featurette about The Amazing Transparent Man
·         Showdown In Eden Prairie: Their Final Experiment
·         The Last Dance-- a documentary special that  chronicles the final days shooting the last episode of the original run of MST3KDiabolik.
·         Behind the Scream: Daniel Griffith on Ballyhoo
·         Theatrical Trailers
·         Four Exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance


About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

Monday, October 16, 2017

New music: Beck, Tim Buckley, Whitney Rose, Jackie Greene, Ricky Byrd

A slew of today's great singer-songwriters are featured on essential new releases, while an unearthed treasure trove from legendary tunesmith Tim Buckley is available too.




Artist: Beck
Title: Colors (Capitol Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Beck, Prince, David Bowie
Tell me more: Since Beck burst on the music scene in 1994 with his breakthrough hit "Loser," the singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has somehow blended alternative rock, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, Americana and a myriad of other styles with unearthly brilliance. On his 13th full-length album Colors, the Southern California-based artist continues to chart his own creative path with a master's touch. This time out, Beck has simultaneously tapped into 1980s synth pop, modern rock and late '60s psychedelic rock to carve out yet another expansive masterwork. The songs here are mostly upbeat, buoyant and armed to get concertgoers on their feet with infectious grooves. The swirling title track "Colors," exuberant "I'm So Free," propulsive "No Distraction" (with its cool fly-by Beatlesque guitar hits and Beck's falsetto vocals) and dreamy "Fix Me" are among this writer's faves. This is an album that reveals its sonic secrets and wonders more fully with each subsequent listen. Information: beck.com.



Artist: Tim Buckley
Title: Venice Mating Call (Manifesto Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Tim Buckley, Alex Chilton, Beck
Tell me more: Before he died at the age of 28 in June 1975, singer-songwriter Tim Buckley created a stellar and genre-defying body of original songs drawing from the blues, folk, funk, soul and other styles. Now Manifesto Records has released the outstanding two-disc Venice Mating Call showcasing live tracks recorded at the legendary Troubadour in Hollywood in September 1969. The haunting "Chase the Blues Away," free form jazz-flavored "Venice Mating Call," psychedelic rock-mining "Gypsy Woman" flamenco-tinged "Driftin'," Ten Years After-patterned "(I Wanna) Testify" and luxurious "Anonymous Proposition" are among the many treasures here. Buckley's dynamic and distinctive vocals are showcased across the live collection and this set will thrill long-time fans or those just discovering this vital artist. Information: manifesto.com.



Artist: Whitney Rose
Title: Rule 62 (Six Shooter/Thirty Tigers)
You might like if you enjoy: Kacey Musgraves, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline
Tell me more: With a sound and beautiful soprano that recalls some of the stellar country music singers of the '50s and '60s, Nashville-based songstress Whitney Rose shines on the decidedly contemporary Rule 62. Produced by Raul Malo (lead singer of the Mavericks), there is plenty of real world depth and captivating musical heft to lift each and every one of the 11 songs on the disc. The driving and defiant "Arizona" and Time to Cry," tender "You Never Cross My Mind" (which includes some sublime harmonies from Malo) and poetic "Wake Me in Wyoming" showcase Rose's superb talents as singer and songwriter.  Recorded on Jan. 20, 2017  the same day of the most recent Presidential Inaugural  "Can't Stop Shakin' " has a nervous and funky vibe suited to the uncertainty of the times; the Hammond B3 organ, electric guitar riffs and saxophone blasts immerse Rose's evocative vocals as part of the terrific and disquieting arrangement. An all-star group of musicians including bassist Jay Weaver (Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker), guitarist Kenny Vaughn (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams), drummer Paul Deakin (The Mavericks), pianist Jen Gunderman (Sheryl Crow), fiddler Aaron Till (Asleep at the Wheel) and steel guitar player Chris Scruggs (Marty Stuart) enhance the album as well. Information: SixShooterRecords.com.



Artist: Jackie Greene
Title: The Modern Lives  Vol 1 (Blue Rose Music)
You might like if you enjoy: Beck's "Sea Change," The Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler
Tell me more: One of Americana music's greatest modern-day voices, Jackie Greene has played lead guitar with the Black Crowes, played a seminal role in the roots-minded supergroup Trigger Hippy and carved out an established solo career ripe with concert dates and winning album releases. Now the long-time Northern California artist newly moved to New York City is back with another must-hear release; The Modern Lives  Vol 1 packs a dashing wallop with a heady and diverse mix of songs across its six-song run. The wry "Modern Lives" bristles with an infectious and satirical look at life in the 21st century. "The Back of My Mind" is a tender ballad adorned with layers of piano, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin and lovely vocal harmonies. The country blues of a cover of Willie Dixon's "Good Advice" recalls the spirit of Mississippi blues with a modern edge. Listening to this impressive EP, it's hard to believe it was reportedly recorded in Greene's Brooklyn basement. Information: JackieGreene.com.



Artist: Ricky Byrd
Title: Clean Getaway (Recovery Troubadour Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jackie Greene, Jonny Lang
Tell me more: With so many legendary musicians ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Gram Parsons to Keith Moon and John Entwistle having died as a direct result of drug and/or alcohol abuse it is great to hear an artist release a full-length album dedicated to breaking free of addiction. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd (of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts fame) has issued Clean Getaway, a 12-song disc delving fully into the shades, layers and nuances of addition and recovery. On the Chicago blues original "Clean Getaway," Byrd sings powerfully of his break from substance abuse and coming clean (he closes the track singing: "When trouble comes knocking / you know I ain't going to come answer that door"). The music here showcases Byrd's far-flung skills as singer and lead guitarist; for example the rollicking "I Prefer Wakin' Up...To Comin' To" would be at home on one of Chuck Berry's early LPs; "Lighthouse" is a beautiful soul song. The rowdy "Paranoid" has a '70s rock feel and finds Byrd singing of the downfalls of being addicted. This is an album that rocks, but serves as an honest look at a topic the rock community hasn't always been one to assess in song. A portion of the sales from "Clean Getaway" go to the Clean Getaway non-profit 501(c)(3) to bring awareness, education, prevention and addiction resources to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Information: https://www.cleangetaway.nyc.


Robert Kinsler

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Music Worth Buying episode - Beck: "Colors" review

On the latest episode of MUSIC WORTH BUYING, TJR and Robert Kinsler take an in-depth look at Beck's newly-released Colors:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pretenders 'Austin City Limits' TV performance airs tomorrow; deluxe edition of latest album out Dec 1, 2017

Great news going into the weekend about The Pretenders. I saw The Pretenders open for Stevie Nicks at the Forum in December 2016 and the band still is awesome. Click here to read my review of that show and make plans to catch ACL tomorrow night...

THE PRETENDERS MAKE FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE ON AUSTIN CITY LIMITS;
HIT-FILLED HOUR PREMIERES TOMORROW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 ON PBS

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION OF LATEST ALBUM, ALONE, INCLUDES
15 LIVE BONUS TRACKS RECORDED DURING MOST RECENT TOURS

DELUXE EDITION CD OUT DECEMBER 1, 2017

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2017
THE PRETENDERS MAKE FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE ON AUSTIN CITY LIMITS;
HIT-FILLED HOUR PREMIERES TOMORROW, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14 ON PBS

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION OF LATEST ALBUM, ALONE, INCLUDES
15 LIVE BONUS TRACKS RECORDED DURING MOST RECENT TOURS

DELUXE EDITION CD OUT DECEMBER 1



Austin City Limits (ACL) Season 43 rocks on with a hit-filled hour starring the great Pretenders in their first-ever appearance on the ACL stage.  The legendary rock band sends a message of love to viewers with an 11-song hit parade in a brand-new installment premiering Saturday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The program airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at pbs.org/austincitylimits immediately following the initial broadcast. Viewers can visit acltv.com for news regarding future tapings, episode schedules and select live stream updates. The show's official hashtag is #acltv.

The ACL show was filmed while The Pretenders were touring in support of their latest album, Alone, who was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The digital deluxe edition of Alone is available now on all DSPs, featuring 15 live bonus tracks recorded during the year of touring in support of the album (six of which come from the ACL show). The CD version of the deluxe edition with the bonus material will be released December 1.
The ACL performance finds Influential punk new-wave veterans the Pretenders in fighting form as they kick off an electrifying hour with a new classic, "Alone," a swagger-fueled gem that fits right into the band's canon, the title track from their first album in almost a decade. Iconic bandleader Chrissie Hynde informs the crowd, "You don't have to be polite, because we don't plan to be." The defiant front woman commands the stage, showcasing her still-radiant voice in a career-spanning performance featuring fan-favorites including "Back On The Chain Gang," "My City Was Gone," "Mystery Achievement," and "Middle of the Road." Pretenders' trademark tough and tender lyrics resonate as they did when the band arrived on the London scene in 1978. Hynde fondly introduces original member Martin Chambers as "the world's greatest rock drummer," as he plays the stirring intro of "Message Of Love."  The band caps the powerhouse set with their signature hit "Brass In Pocket," as Hynde pulls a spellbound fan onstage to join her on the timeless tune.

"One thing that hasn't changed in almost 40 years," says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona, "Chrissie Hynde is still a badass! There's no doubt about who's in charge, and musically her voice still rings as clear and strong as ever. Whether you're an old fan or a newbie, this is a show for the ages."


Pretenders ACL setlist:
Alone
Message of Love
Private Life
Back On The Chain Gang
I'll Stand By You
Don't Get Me Wrong
My City Was Gone
Mystery Achievement
Middle of the Road
Up the Neck
Brass In Pocket

# # #

Alone Bonus Tracks:
Alone
(Live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 23 June 2017)
Gotta Wait
(Live at Bospop Festival, The Netherlands, 8 July 2017)
Message of Love
(Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
Private Life
(Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
Down the Wrong Way
(Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
Don't Get Me Wrong
(Live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 23 June 2017)
Night in My Veins
(Live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 23 June 2017)
Let's Get Lost
(Live at La Salle Pleyel, Paris, 26 June 2017)
I Hate Myself
(Live at La Salle Pleyel, Paris, 26 June 2017)
I'll Stand by You
(Live at The Isle Of Wight Festival, UK, 9 June 2017)
Boots of Chinese Plastic
(Live at EDP Jazz Festival, Portugal, 19 July 2017)
Thumbelina
(Live at EDP Jazz Festival, Portugal, 19 July 2017)
Up the Neck
(Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
Mystery Achievement
(Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
Middle of the Road
(Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 - Music Worth Buying episode

On the latest episode of MUSIC WORTH BUYING, TJR and Robert Kinsler assess their favorite artists from the 2018 list of nominees they believe are most deserving of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:


Foster The People releases "Sit Next To Me" bundle


Foster The People has released a new bundle in support of their current single “Sit Next To Me.” The bundle includes a radio edit of the track, an acoustic version and a unique reworked version. Check out all three tracks HERE.
 
“Sit Next To Me,” described as “pure shimmering pop” by Associated Press, is featured on Foster The People’s latest album Sacred Hearts Club, which released on July 21. The band delivered a solid performance of the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden this summer. The song has also reached Top 30 at Alternative radio and was featured in the Top 5 of SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt18 Countdown this weekend.
 
The band is currently finishing up their headline tour across North America, with remaining dates in Dallas, TX, and Rochester and Ithaca, NY.
 
Sacred Hearts Club is available physically, digitally and on vinyl now. Special packages are available in the band’s merch store.
 
Track List
1. Sit Next To Me (Radio Edit)
2. Sit Next To Me (Acoustic)
3. Sit Next To Me (Rework)
 
Tour Dates
10/14/2017         Dallas, TX            House of Blues
10/20/2017         Rochester, NY     Rochester Dome Arena
10/21/2017         Ithaca, NY           Cornell University (Barton Hall)
 
 
“It's a bright, uplifting, and shamelessly fun dance tune that finds equal inspiration in psychedelic 60s music and the most prominent pop trends of today.” - baeble
 
“A laid back single that listens like a cool breeze, this one takes it down a notch from the heavy dance hits and is a fresh reminder to take a breather.” – All Things Go
 
Foster the People
Facebook * Twitter * Instagram
 
“Sit Next To Me” Bundle
iTunes * Apple Music * Spotify * Amazon * VEVO

Sacred Hearts Club
iTunes * Apple Music * Spotify * Amazon * Google Play

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kansas Premiere Live Track Of "Dust In The Wind"

Very cool everybody; get a sonic taste of the upcoming Kansas collection now...

LIVE CONCERT ALBUM
LEFTOVERTURE LIVE & BEYOND
TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 3

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT WWW.KANSASBAND.COM 


OCTOBER 12, 2017 - KANSAS premieres the live track of "Dust In The Wind" with Ultimate Classic Rock today. The feature includes an interview with guitarist Rich Williams. Fans can listen to the song and read the interview now at: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kansas-dust-in-the-wind-2017/

Kansas, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album Leftoverture Live & Beyond on November 3, 2017.  This is the first live album since 2009 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as 'Carry On Wayward Son' and 'Dust in the Wind,' to progressive epics like 'Miracles Out of Nowhere.'

Billboard.com premiered the exclusive first listen of the live track of "Carry On Wayward Son". The feature includes an interview with KANSAS drummer, Phil Ehart. To read the interview and to stream the song, head here: https://goo.gl/dwScdB

"Dust In The Wind" will be available tomorrow on all streaming platforms. Links to retailers can be found below:

Kansas Merch-  

The upcoming album is now available for pre-order at www.kansasband.com.

Leftoverture Live & Beyond, produced by Jeff Glixman, features 19 songs selected from twelve shows recorded during KANSAS's Spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour.  The set list includes classic hits, deep cuts, new songs from 2016's studio album "The Prelude Implicit," and culminates with the band's sextuple-platinum breakthrough album, "Leftoverture," performed in its entirety.

Coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of Leftoverture, and the release of "The Prelude Implicit," KANSAS embarked on their biggest headlining tour in decades.  The overwhelming success of that tour led the band, along with Inside Out Music, to release selected songs from the tour as a live album.

"When we saw how much our fans enjoyed the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour shows, we knew we had to record a live album," said KANSAS drummer, Phil Ehart.  "When it came to finding someone to produce it, we thought the best possible person would be the guy that produced 'Leftoverture' forty years ago.  So, we called Jeff Glixman!"

"I'm really excited with how this live album sounds," adds producer, Jeff Glixman. "This band is on fire. Producing this live album was truly an undertaking, but I am confident that KANSAS fans will enjoy the end result."

Leftoverture Live & Beyond, will be released on November 3, 2017, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard.  The album will be available as a double CD digipak, four 180 Gram Vinyl boxed set, and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.

Leftoverture Live & Beyond Track Listing:
1.) Icarus II
2.) Icarus
3.) Point of Know Return
4.) Paradox
5.) Journey from Mariabronn
6.) Lamplight Symphony
7.) Dust in the Wind
8.) Rhythm in the Spirit
9.) The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
10.) Section 60
11.) Carry On Wayward Son
12.) The Wall
13.) What's on My Mind
14.) Miracles out of Nowhere
15.) Opus Insert
16.) Questions of My Childhood
17.) Cheyenne Anthem
18.) Magnum Opus
19.) Portrait (He Knew)

KANSAS is currently on the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour.  More information on the tour, including specific Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com.

For more information on KANSAS, Leftoverture Live & Beyond, and the
Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, please visit: