Kansas Stream Live Version Of Carry On Wayward Son

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Kansas have streamed a new live version of their biggest hit Carry On Wayward Son. The song, which reached No. 11 in the US Billboard chart in 1976, was originally taken from the band’s Leftoverture album. The new version is taken from the band’s forthcoming new live album Leftoverture: Live And Beyond.

Kansas, who cancelled their prog stage headline slot at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair citing security concerns, have instead been touring the US celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 album which reached No. 5 in the US album charts, from which the new live album has been recorded.

“When we saw how much our fans enjoyed the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour shows, we knew we had to record a live album,” drummer, Phil Ehart told Prog. “When it came to finding someone to produce it, we thought the best possible person would be the guy that produced Leftoverture forty years ago. So, we called Jeff Glixman!”

Leftoverture: Live And Beyond will be released through InsideOut Records on November 3. The album will be available as a double CD digipak, four 180 Gram Vinyl boxed set, and digitally.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.