Label: Kirshner - 40-88328 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Prog Rock, Arena Rock
Point of Know Return is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kansasreleased in The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in The guitar line for the song was written by Kerry Livgren as a finger exercise for learning fingerpicking. His wife, Vicci, heard what he was doing, remarked that the melody was nice, Point Of Know Return - Kansas - Two For The Show encouraged him to write lyrics for it.
However he did offer it to them, and the song was accepted and then recorded. The album is critically acclaimed for the singles " Point of Know Return ," which was a late addition to the album, and " Portrait He Knew ," which was written about Albert Einstein. He changed the subject of the song from Einstein to Jesus Christ. Another song, "Closet Chronicles", is a Howard Hughes allegory. Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review, saying that though the transition to shorter songs generally works, the lyrics are "a wan and ridiculous rehash of the bargain-basement exoticism employed by the British art-rock crowd.
During a debate of greatest "Song 1 Side 1" in history among the lead characters in the movie High FidelityJack Black 's character criticizes one of John Cusack 's character's proposals as "too obvious, like 'Point of Know Return'". The album cover has become an iconic image from the album rock eraappearing on the background of the set of VH1 Classicon tee shirts worn by characters in movies and on TV, and in other places.
In Octobera live version of the title track was released as a downloadable add-on to the Harmonix video game Rock Band. The title track has also been used in a State Farm commercial, in which a man sings along to it in his parked car. The sample is not the Kansas version of the song. The remix of "Portrait He Knew " in the remastered edition marks the third time the song has been remixed.
A remix appeared on the original single. A different remix appeared on the bonus disc of a Europe-only collection from the late s. Note: The album's performing credits listed one joke "instrument" for each band member, such as "chain-driven gong", "autogyro", "Rinaldo whistling machine", and "Peabody chromatic inverter".
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