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.

Tracks

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

Media

Musicians

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

Choir

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