1988 Kansas – In The Spirit Of Things

In The Spirit Of Things is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1988. It is a very loosely organized concept album, telling the story of a flood hitting the real Kansas city of Neosho Falls in 1951. It is the first Kansas album since 1975’s Masque to lack a hit single.


1  Ghosts (Bob Ezrin; Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 04:07
2  One Big Sky (Howard Kleinfeld; Michael Dan Ehmig; Bob Ezrin; Phil Ehart; Steve Walsh) 05:14
3  Inside Of Me (Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 04:36
4  One Man, One Heart (Dann Huff; Mark Spiro) 04:16
5  House On Fire (Bob Ezrin; Phil Ehart; Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 04:38
6  Once In A Lifetime (Albert Hammond; Antonina Armato; Dennis Morgan) 04:09
7  Stand Beside Me (Bruce Gaitsch; Marc Jordan) 03:25
8  I Counted On Love (Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 03:29
9  The Preacher (Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 04:13
10  Rainmaker (Bob Ezrin; Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 06:40
11  T.O. Witcher (Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 01:32
12  Bells Of Saint James (Steve Morse; Steve Walsh) 05:32



BassBilly Greer
DrumsPhil Ehart
GuitarRich Williams
GuitarSteve Morse
KeyboardsSteve Walsh
SynclavierStephen Croes
ProgrammingGreg Robert
PercussionBob Ezrin
Background VocalsGreg Robert
Background VocalsBob Ezrin
VocalsBilly Greer
VocalsSteve Morse
VocalsSteve Walsh

Other Musicians

2 One Big Sky

ProgrammingRicky Keller

4 One Man, One Heart

ProgrammingRicky Keller
Background VocalsTerry Brock

7 Stand Beside Me

Frettless BassJohn Pierce


Rev. James Cleveland, The Southern California Community Choir (Tracks 2, 9, 10)

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Ezrin
Producer – Greg Ladanyi, Phil Ehart (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By – Bob Ezrin, Kansas
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Mike Rees, Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By (Assisted By, The Complex) – Paul Dieter (Tracks 4, 6, 7)
Mixed By (Can-Am Recorders) – Bob Ezrin, Garth Richardson
Mixed By (The Complex) – Greg Ladanyi (Tracks 4, 6, 7)
Recorded By (Assisted By, Can-Am Recorders) – Stan Katayama (tracks: A4, A6, B1)
Recorded By (Assisted By, Soundscape Studios) – Edd Miller
Recorded By (Can-Am Recorders) – Bob Ezrin, Greg Ladanyi (Tracks 4, 6, 7)
Recorded By (Choir, Ocean Way) – Bob Loftus
Recorded By (Completion Recording, Assisted By, Can-Am Recorders) – Lawrence Fried
Recorded By (Completion Recording, Can-Am Recorders) – Bob Loftus, Garth Richardson, Stan Katayama
Recorded By (Soundscape Studios) – Brendan O’Brien
Recording Supervisor (Production And Technical Supervision) – Robert Hrycyna
Sound Designer – Christopher Yavelow

Art Direction – Storm Thorgerson
Artwork (Collages) – Jon Crossland
Artwork, Design – Nexus, StormStudios
Photography – Peter Chatterton, Tony May, Glen Wexler, Linda Bocarjo, Paul Maxon, Derek Burnett

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Soundscape Studios
Recorded At – Can-Am Recorders
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Can-Am Recorders
Mixed At – The Complex
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA