Band: Kansas
Title: "Crimson Skies Of Ice And Fire"
Tour: Masque Tour
Place: Portland, OR, USA
Venue: Paramount Theater
Date: 1975-12-12

==> Excellent Soundboard <==

Lineage: mixing desk > unknown analogue medium > CD > EAC > WAV > TLH > Flac
Flacs by: kerrylives
Artwork: yes

Set list:

01 Song For America
02 Icarus - Borne On Wings Of Steel
03 Down The Road
04 Belexes
05 Drum Solo
06 Guitar Solo
07 Child Of Innocence
08 Bringing It Back (incl. Can I Tell You)

Total time: 47:40 mins.


Did you ever wonder just how often a die-hard Kansas fan (you know, the one that travels oceans just to see them perform in their hometown) happens to stumble upon a previously undocumented pristine soundboard recording from the early days of the band? A date that isn't even listed in the most elaborate of Kansas tour dates archives? Speaking for myself, I can count the occasions on two fingers... The last time it happened was the Villanova Field House show. No, wait... that was an FM, this is straight from the mixing desk. And it's even from the year prior to it: 1975, the early stages of the Masque tour! To my knowledge it never aired.

Well, about the show... it's short. Way too short, if you'd ask me. Kansas (together with Ted Nugent) was opening for Aerosmith at the Paramount Theater in Portland this night. So we don't get Mysteries and Mayhem > The Pinnacle or Lonely Street. But you won't hear me complain, because what's more important is what we do get: a raw & fast-paced, hard rocking show in a quality that almost rivals an official release. Yes, that's right: rivals an official release. I made some covers, named it "Crimson Skies Of Ice And Fire" (after Icarus - Borne On Wings Of Steel) and now it's here for all of you to enjoy!