Seeds Of Change (Kirshner NJZ 36568) 1980



While nobody was looking, Kansas guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter Kerry Livgren became a Christian and quietly released this mainstream progressive rock classic documenting his spiritual quest. The album enlists such talent as Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), Jeff Pollard (LeRoux), Mylon LeFevre, David Pack (Ambrosia), as well as players from Jethro Tull, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Kansas (he couldn’t lose!). A few flash backs to symphonic art-rock can be found within the lengthy 8:36 ‘Ground Zero’. Other titles like ‘Just One Way’ and ‘How Can You Live’ seem to target a more commercial-edged sound. ‘Whiskey Seed’ and ‘Down To The Core’ are both gruff swampy crawlers, while ‘Mask Of The Great Deceiver’ and ‘Live For The King’ portray stately dark-tinged majestic moods. All wrapped in a professional vibrant AOR mix of symphonic keyboards (synthesizer, organ, piano) and hard-rock electric guitars. Not that rare, plus it’s on CD now, so if you haven’t heard it you’re without excuse. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).



I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you discogs for the album photos and the track list.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Just One Way5:46
1-2Mask Of The Great Deceiver7:36
1-3How Can You Live4:13
1-4Whiskey Seed5:33
2-1To Live For The King4:55
2-2Down To The Core5:18
2-3Ground Zero8:36