Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kansas - 2008-07-22 - King of Prussia



Dr. Forrester said...

Philadelphia Freedoms Tennis Stadium at King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia, PA
July 22, 2008

Source: HEBs (DPA 4061s) > CA ST-9100 > Edirol R-09 (line in, 24bit/44.1kHz)
Transfer: Wav file > Sound Studio > 16bit > xACT > FLAC (level 8)
Taping location: Floor dead center, row 10
Taped & transferred by: TT

I have no idea why, but Kansas decided to do a gig at this new "venue," about 20 miles east of downtown Philadelphia. It is the newly constructed home of the Philadelphia Freedoms tennis team (Venus Williams is a member) and is an open air tennis court with bleacher-type seating. The bizarre thing is that the facility is built on the parking lot of the King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping complex in the USA in terms of actual retail space (the Mall of America in Minnesota is the largest in total square feet, but that includes a combined amusement park). I happened to grow up a few miles from the mall, so I know the site very well. It was a bit surreal to watch Kansas perform there, with cars whizzing by on a busy road less than 200 feet away.

P.S. Yes, there really is a town named King of Prussia. I lived there from age 5 through 18.,_Pennsylvania

Kansas is:

Steve Walsh: Keyboards, vocals
Richard Williams: Guitar
Dave Ragsdale: Violin
Billy Greer: Bass
Phil Ehart: Drums

Total time: 77:42

01 Intro
02 Magnum Opus
03 Point Of Know Return
04 Miracles Out Of Nowhere
05 Eleanor Rigby
06 Hold On
07 Dust In The Wind
08 Song For America
09 Icarus II
10 Icarus - Borne On Wings Of Steel
11 Drum solo
12 Down The Road
13 Portrait (He Knew)
14 Applause

15 Fight Fire With Fire
16 Carry On Wayward Son

Intended for free distribution and trade only, never for sale.


Recorded by tapehead2, July 2008.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, the band sounds pretty good.