This album "KANSAS - Point of Know Return" is the fifth album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1977


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Music Genre:

American Progrerssive Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "KANSAS - Point of Know Return" was produced by: Jeff Glixman

Jeff Glixman is a highly respected and accomplished music producer, sound engineer, and mastering engineer. With a career spanning several decades, Glixman has made significant contributions to the music industry, working with renowned artists and leaving an indelible mark on numerous recordings.

Born on 10 June 1951, in New York City, Jeff Glixman developed a passion for music at an early age. He began playing guitar and exploring various genres, immersing himself in the music scene of the city. Glixman's love for music soon expanded beyond performing, and he became fascinated with the technical aspects of sound production.

Glixman's journey in the music industry took off when he started working at the legendary Record Plant Studios in New York. There, he honed his skills as a recording engineer, working with a diverse range of artists and learning from experienced professionals. Glixman's talent and dedication quickly caught the attention of industry insiders, earning him a reputation as a skilled engineer with a keen ear for sound.

In the 1970s, Glixman made a significant breakthrough when he began collaborating with progressive rock band Kansas. He worked on their critically acclaimed albums, including "Leftoverture" (1976) and "Point of Know Return" (1977), which featured the chart-topping hit "Dust in the Wind". Glixman's meticulous attention to detail and innovative production techniques helped shape Kansas' distinctive sound and contributed to their commercial success.


Following his success with Kansas, Glixman went on to work with other notable rock acts, including Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, and Y&T. He became known for his ability to capture the essence of a band's sound and bring out the best in their performances. Glixman's collaborations with these artists resulted in iconic albums, such as Gary Moore's "Run for Cover" (1985) and Y&T's "In Rock We Trust" (1984).

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Glixman also excelled as a mastering engineer. His expertise in the final stages of the recording process allowed him to fine-tune and enhance the overall sound quality of albums. Glixman's mastering credits include albums by artists like Eric Clapton, Cinderella, and Krokus, further showcasing his versatility and skill set.

Throughout his career, Jeff Glixman's contributions to the music industry have earned him numerous accolades and recognition. His work has garnered multiple gold and platinum certifications, reflecting the commercial success of the albums he has been involved in. Glixman's dedication to his craft, commitment to excellence, and ability to create a dynamic and immersive sonic experience have solidified his reputation as one of the industry's most sought-after producers and engineers.

With a career that has spanned over four decades, Jeff Glixman continues to be actively involved in the music industry, collaborating with emerging and established artists alike. His passion for music and his unwavering pursuit of sonic perfection make him a respected figure in the field. Glixman's enduring legacy lies not only in the albums he has produced but also in the inspiration he has provided to aspiring producers and engineers around the world.


This album was recorded at: June–July 1977 at Woodland Sound, Nashville, TN and Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, LA


Record Label Information:

KIRSHNER KIR 82234 / JZ 34929

Kirschner Records was a record label founded by Don Kirshner in 1974. Don Kirshner was a renowned music producer and promoter, known for his significant contributions to the music industry. Prior to launching Kirschner Records, Kirshner had already made a name for himself as the founder of Aldon Music, a successful publishing company responsible for producing numerous hit songs during the 1960s.


Kirschner Records aimed to provide a platform for talented artists and release their music to a wide audience. The label's roster included notable acts such as Kansas, the progressive rock band that achieved significant success with their self-titled debut album on the Kirschner label. The album's popularity helped put Kirschner Records on the map, solidifying their reputation within the music industry.

Throughout its existence, Kirschner Records focused on signing and promoting rock and pop-rock artists. The label had a keen eye for talent and released albums by notable acts like Blue Öyster Cult, Ramones, and Daryl Hall & John Oates. Kirschner Records played a crucial role in shaping the careers of these artists, helping them reach new heights of success and visibility.

One of the label's notable achievements was its involvement in the development and promotion of the Monkees, a fictional band created for a popular television show in the 1960s. Don Kirshner served as the music supervisor for the Monkees, overseeing the selection and production of their songs. After their success on television, the Monkees released music through Kirschner Records, resulting in several chart-topping hits.

While Kirschner Records had several successful releases and played a significant role in the music industry during the 1970s, the label eventually faced financial difficulties. In 1977, the company filed for bankruptcy, leading to its closure. Despite its relatively short existence, Kirschner Records left a lasting impact on the music scene, with its releases becoming iconic and influential within their respective genres.

Today, Kirschner Records is remembered as a label that fostered talented artists and contributed to the growth of rock music. Its legacy is intertwined with the success of acts like Kansas and the Monkees, and its brief but impactful tenure is a testament to the vision and influence of its founder, Don Kirshner.

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: KANSAS - Point of Know Return
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Phil Ehart - drums, timpani, chimes, additional percussion
  • Dave Hope - bass
  • Kerry Livgren - synthesizers, piano, electric and acoustic guitars, additional percussion
  • Robby Steinhardt - violins, viola, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Lightning's Hand", "Sparks of the Tempest" and "Hopelessly Human"
  • Steve Walsh - organ, synthesizers, vibraphone, piano, lead vocals (except on "Lightning's Hand" and "Sparks of the Tempest"), backing vocals, additional percussion
  • Rich Williams - electric and acoustic guitars, pedals
Complete Track-listing of the album "KANSAS - Point of Know Return"

The detailed tracklist of this record "KANSAS - Point of Know Return" is:

    Side One:
  1. Point of Know Return
  2. Paradox
  3. The Spider
  4. Portrait
  5. Closet Chronicles
    Side Two:
  1. Lightning's Hand
  2. Dust in the Wind
  3. Sparks of the Tempest
  4. Nobody's Home
  5. Hopelessy Human