Song for America

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Song for America
Studio album by Kansas
Released February 1975
Recorded 1974, Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Progressive rock
Length 45:01
Label Kirshner
Legacy/Epic
Producer Jeff Glixman, Wally Gold
Kansas chronology
Kansas
(1974)
Song for America
(1975)
Masque
(1975)
Singles from Song for America
  1. "Song for America"
    Released: 1975 (1975)

Song for America is the second album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1975. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2004. The 10-minute title track was edited down to three minutes for release as a single. The 45" edit resurfaced 29 years later as a bonus track on the remastered release, which provided improved sound as well as expanded liner notes, rare photos, and a live version of "Down the Road".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic praised the "intense energy" of the album's shorter songs, but contended that the longer songs require too much active listening to appreciate. They concluded that the album is "a good (if not adolescent) recording for a group of this genre."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kerry Livgren except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Down the Road"   Steve Walsh, Livgren 3:43
2. "Song for America"     10:03
3. "Lamplight Symphony"     8:17
4. "Lonely Street"   Walsh, Dave Hope, Rich Williams, Phil Ehart 5:43
5. "The Devil Game"   Walsh, Hope 5:04
6. "Incomudro - Hymn to the Atman"     12:11

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Jeff Glixman, Wally Gold
  • Engineer: Peter Granet
  • Mastering: Tom Rabstenek
  • Preparation: Don Meehan
  • Arranger: Kansas
  • Art direction: Ed Lee
  • Paintings: Peter Lloyd

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allender, Mark W.B.. Song for America at AllMusic