KANSAS : KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR PRESENTS KANSAS
Label : King Biscuit Flower Hour
Length : 65:54
Venue : Tower Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Recording Date : February 14, 1989
Release Date : October 20, 1998
Review (Wikipedia) : King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas is the third live album from American rock band Kansas, released in 1998. In 2003, the album was re-titled and re-released as Greatest Hits Live. It was also released in the DVD-Audio format as From the Front Row Live, but the 5.1 mix for this series was not of particularly high quality. The original performance included 2 tracks not included in this release: "Play the Game Tonight" and a cover of "Born to Be Wild." The liner notes include an extensive essay describing this era of the band and the circumstances surrounding the album and tour supporting it during which this show was recorded. Featuring performances by Steve Walsh and Steve Morse, the album was recorded on February 14, 1989 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during their In the Spirit of Things tour. In 2001, the same concert was released on the album Dust in the Wind by Disky Communications Europe, but with the tracks in a different order.
Review (AllMusic) : Recorded at Philadelphia's Tower Theater on Valentine's Day 1989, King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents captures the latter-day Steve Morse lineup of Kansas - and may even be a better way to get a representative idea of that group's sound than their somewhat uneven studio albums. This show dates from the supporting tour for In the Spirit of Things, the lineup's second album (Power being the first), and it captures the band in generally good form, although lead singer Steve Walsh's voice has begun to show signs of wear and tear. The newer songs are chosen and performed very well, and it's interesting to hear Morse weave his own flair into the classic hits from the old days. While not the definitive Kansas concert album, it's certainly a worthwhile one for fans.