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Audio-Visions album for sale by Kansas was released Feb 27, 1996 on the Epic Legacy label. By the time of their eighth album, Audio-Visions, Kansas had entered the post-platinum solo-album phase of the typical successful rock group's career. Audio-Visions CD music Leaders Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh were devoting time to making their own records, and Kansas was becoming a part-time occupation. The two divided up the songwriting chores on Audio-Visions, alternating Livgren's always spiritual and by now explicitly religious lyrical sentiments and ornate musical structures with Walsh's earthier and harder-rocking concerns. Audio-Visions CD music contains a single disc with 10 songs. ...See Full Description
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||A Musical Journey|
One of the great things about Kansas's albums is that each one takes you on a musical journey, as each song is excellent. This CD is no exception. I don't mind the Christian based lyrics of songs such as Relentless, Curtain of Iron, Hold On, and No One Together, because Livgren refrains from using unimaginative Christian catch phrases and buzz words. Thus, they can also be enjoyed from a secular perspective. Walsh's voice sounds stronger on this album than on any other. The musicianship overall is second to none as is usually the case with any Kansas album. It's also interesting to compare and contrast this album to their first one and hear how the band's craftmanship has evolved and improved over the years.
By Mike (Pittsburgh, PA)
||Not for just any Kansas fan...|
This album came at a very critical time in the bands evolution and it shows. It's almost like two differnt albums. Livgren's prophecy/faith based masterpieces intertwined with Walsh's relationship-oriented rockers. It's a roller coaster album which most will enjoy. If "Hold On" is the reason you are purchasing this album, then you better buckle up! The mix on this album is probably the best of all of Kansas's albums, albeit somewhat dark and powerful. The percussion while not quite as technical as say "Point of Know Return", is in your face and solid; Ehart's best mix of all-time. Steinhardt's violin is masterfully blended into these eerie and sometimes spooky tracks. These are not Robby's typical soaring melodies. Williams flexes his muscles several times throughout this album and you get a stronger appreciation for his style and overall sound. Livgren's song-writing is complex, thought-provoking and bold. Walsh handles the lead-vocals (some of his best) on most of the tracks but Steinhardt takes the lead occasionally and his harmonies are perfect as always. While this can be said of most Kansas albums ...don't plan on falling in love with this on the first, second, or twentieth listen. This one has to get into your bloodstream before you can really understand what you are listening to.
By a reviewer (Lake In The Hills, IL, USA)
|Kansas last overture|
This was going to be the last effort with the original six members. It's a typical 80's production with a rather well produced sound and keyboards upfront. Having said that, this is better album than Monolith from the year before. The songs are better with some catchy choruses. Relentless, Hold On and the shortest track, The Loner, makes this an album well worth checking out.
By jool-j (Trondheim, Norway)
VERY IMPRESSIVE ALBUM-RELENTLESS, HOLD ON, LONER, AND GOT TO ROCK ON SHOULD BE ON ANY KANSAS FAN'S LIST OF GREAT SONGS--3 OF THE REMAINING 6 ARE GOOD TO GREAT SONGS IN MY OPINION--ANY ALBUM WITH 7 OF ITS 10 SONGS GOOD TO GREAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH FOR ANY FAN
By bbjnnovak (CHICAGO, IL. USA)
Best Kansas album ever...at the peek of their game!
By JC (Caracas, Venezuela)
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Audio-Visions songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1089292|
|Release Date||Feb 27, 1996|
|Producer||Davey Moire; Kansas; Brad Aaron; Bob Irwin (Reissue)|
|Engineer||Davey Moire; Greg Webster; Brad Aaron|
|Recording Time||43 minutes|
|Personnel||Steve Walsh - vocals, keyboards, vibraphone, percussion|
Kerry Livgren - vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Phil Ehart - vocals, drums, percussion
Rich Williams - vocals, guitar, percussion
Robbie Steinhardt - vocals, violin, viola
Joey Jelf - vocals, background vocals
Victoria Livgren - vocals