September 25, 2012 – 4:25 am


Robert E “Robby” Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died on July 17, 2021 due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71. His wife, Cindy Steinhardt, said he died at a hospital in Tampa, Florida. She announced on Facebook Monday that he had just recorded his first solo album, and had been looking forward to being back on stage and going on tour. Steinhardt performed with Kansas from 1973 to 1982 and 1997 to 2006. The band sold more than 15 million records and notched up seven top 40 hits, including “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on Wayward Son.” - abcnews.go.com

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Long Island 1978 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY; July 7, 1978. Good to very good audience recording.

Thanks to kerrylives who shared this on the net in 2006.

kerrylives noted:

Named by many as the best audience recording from the classic Kansas period when they were at the absolute top (or pinnacle one should say). It’s flawless start to finish. The audience is quite loud at times, mostly in between the songs though. Personally I like to hear how the crowd is set on fire and this recording gives a nice idea of just how overwhelming it must have been to see the guys perform back in the glory days. Be sure to play it loud!

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:21 (1.8MB)
Track 102. Song For America 7:20 (10.0MB)
Track 103. Point Of Know Return 3:04 (4.2MB)
Track 104. Paradox 4:44 (6.5MB)
Track 105. Journey From Mariabronn 9:09 (12.5MB)
Track 106. Mysteries And Mayhem/Lamplight Symphony (excerpt)/The Wall 12:22 (17.0MB)
Track 107. Lonely Street 9:18 (12.7MB)
Track 108. Dust In The Wind 5:12 (7.1MB)
Track 109. Miracles Out Of Nowhere 7:30 (10.3MB)
Track 110. Portrait (He Knew) 5:55 (8.1MB)
Track 111. Carry On Wayward Son 4:49 (6.6MB)
Track 112. Sparks Of The Tempest 5:11 (7.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Bringing It Back 9:32 (13.1MB)
Track 202. Violin Solo/Magnum Opus 11:35 (15.9MB)

Steve Walsh - vocals, keyboards
Kerry Livgren - guitar, keyboards
Rich Williams - guitar
Robbie Steinhardt - violin, vocals
Dave Hope - bass
Phil Ehart - drums

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  1. 11 Responses to “KANSAS - LONG ISLAND 1978 [ROBBY STEINHARDT R.I.P. 1950 - 2021]”

  2. Very Cool! Thanks BigO

    By Tom on Sep 25, 2012

  3. Was a freshman in HS back then, so, yeah, thanks BigO. :)

    By Adam on Sep 25, 2012

  4. Thank you Big O amigos. The only thing that could make this a better Thompson fall sunset soundtrac, would be some cuts from Masque, or Pink Floyd sitting in ;-) for an echoes/cymbaline jam. I know, no fantasy concerts allowed. Have a great one. James

    By James on Sep 25, 2012

  5. Thanks Big O. First Linda Ronstadt and now Kansas?? Wow!!! This is probably my favorite site on the web!! Keep up the great work!!

    By Dave on Sep 26, 2012

  6. not so sure what getting laid has to do with this skiing but it sure takes a lot of chutzpah to put a link to a download to steal music on someone elses blog.

    By karsh on Sep 26, 2012

  7. if bigo has a problem with it they have the ability and choice to delete my posting. they have done it before. they have chosen to at times and other times where we have requested it. surely u noticed where u have posted under other names some of your postings went missing suddenly. remember? does it bother u that ppl can dl from youtube? no we cant prove that u do it but u know u do. i dont like to share the program i use unless i am close friends with the person. but there are several good ones out there. we are a family of friends here. some of us are outsiders. guess which group u fall into? not everyone i have been friends with here for a number of years am i still friends with and thats fine. i have made new ones here that i didnt have previously. two of them are of the best ones i have anywhere. why must u be the fly in our ointment? why cant u leave us alone and let us enjoy ourselves? what is wrong with u? dont even answer me. just go away.

    By darth on Sep 26, 2012

  8. Great show! Thanks! Personally I would prefer some Masque material. Cheers Tony

    By Tony Lauber on Sep 26, 2012

  9. July 7, 1978 - It was a Friday Night! I saw TED NUGENT and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS the next night…. Saturday 7/8/78 at The Omni in Atlanta, GA.

    Ted was good… no Derek St. Holmes and Rob Grange… but Cliff Davies was back there on drums (RIP) and Ted was OVER THE TOP Ted!

    This Summer of 78 would have been THE TIME to see Kansas. I missed their June 78 concert and tour kickoff at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the GA TECH Campus. I did see the MONOLITH tour at The Omni in Nov. of 1979 and it was the sound of a band falling apart.

    I did like the MONOLITH lp, its just that THAT tour was not that good.

    My simple opinion…. flame away

    By THE Russian Assassin on Sep 28, 2012

  10. Wow back then people actually discussed music . What the F..K happened to this blog ?

    By Don on Jul 22, 2021

  11. Rumor has it this was a band of Lil Uns and Average Uns

    By U L E on Jul 22, 2021

  12. I saw Kansas back in 78 ( this tour ) . Tickets were $12.00 a piece . My how times have changed, and for the worse, money wise and music wise . R.I.P. Robby

    By Bill on Jul 22, 2021

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