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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Kansas CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Kansas albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Kansas record collection, Kansas CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Kansas and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Kansas Biography

Kansas is a 1970s American rock band, specializing in progressive rock with a distinctly American flavor. In spite of a harsh critical reception now and then, Kansas has remained a classic rock radio staple. Pick up your Kansas Concert Tickets today and see what has kept this band in the mainstream for decades.

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Kansas Bio Continued

Lynn Meredith, Don Montre, Dan Wright and Kerry Livgren were together in 1969 in a band called The Reasons Why. They changed their name to Saratoga and started playing Livgren's original material with Scott Kessler on bass and Zeke Lowe on drums. They soon changed their name again to Kansas and took on some new band members in 1970.

Dave Hope (bass), Phil Ehart (drums), and Kerry Livgren (guitar, and later keyboards) formed the progressive rock group named Kansas in 1970 in their hometown of Topeka, Kansas, along with vocalist Lynn Meredith from Manhattan, Kansas, keyboardist Don Montre, keyboardist Dan Wright, and saxophonist Larry Baker. This was the first lineup of Kansas and lasted until 1971, when Ehart left for England. Fans refer to this lineup as Kansas I.

Kansas Discography Updated January 2007
Kansas Albums

Kansas Vinyl and Kansas CDs: Studio

1974 - Kansas - Epic/Legacy
1975 - Masque - Columbia
1975 - Song for America - Kirshner
1976 - Leftoverture - Kirshner
1977 - Point of Know Return - Kirshner
1978 - Two for the Show [live] - Kirshner
1979 - Monolith - Kirshner
1980 - Audio-Visions - Epic/Legacy
1982 - Vinyl Confessions - Epic/Legacy
1983 - Drastic Measures - Epic/Legacy
1986 - Power - MCA
1988 - In the Spirit of Things - MCA
1992 - Live at the Whisky - Intersound
1995 - Freaks of Nature - Intersound
1998 - Always Never the Same - River North
1998 - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents [live] - King Biscuit
2000 - Somewhere to Elsewhere - Magna Carta
2002 - Device, Voice, Drum [live] - Compendia
2003 - Greatest Hits Live - King Biscuit Flower
2003 - From the Front Row...Live! - Silverline
2006 - Works in Progress [live] - Compendia

Kansas DVDs & Kansas Music Videos

1982 - Best of Kansas Live - Sony
1995 - Live at the Whisky [Video] - Music Video Distributors
2002 - Device, Voice, Drum [Video] [live] - Compendia

Kansas Records and Kansas CD Releases: Appearances 1974 - 1992

1974 - Saints & Sinners Johnny Winter - Percussion, Handclapping
1975 - Masque Kansas - Arranger
1975 - Song for America Kansas - Arranger
1976 - Leftoverture Kansas - Arranger, Producer
1977 - Point of Know Return [Bonus Tracks] Kansas - Arranger, Cover Art Concept
1977 - Point of Know Return Kansas - Arranger, Ensemble, Cover Art Concept
1977 - Reelin' in the Years, Vol. 5 Various Artists - Performer
1978 - Two for the Show Kansas - Producer, Cover Art Concept
1979 - Monolith Kansas - Group, Producer
1980 - Audio-Visions Kansas - Band, Producer
1982 - Vinyl Confessions Kansas - Producer
1983 - Drastic Measures Kansas - Producer
1988 - Best of 70s Supergroups Various Artists - Performer
1988 - In the Spirit of Things Kansas - Arranger
1988 - Rock of the 80's [CEMA] Various Artists - Performer
1991 - 70's Greatest Rock Hits, Vol.2: The South Rules Various Artists - Performer
1991 - Hot 'n Heavy Various Artists - Performer
1992 - Rock of the 70's, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1992 - Rock of the 70's, Vol. 5 Various Artists - Performer

XXXXX CD's and XXXXX Vinyl: Appearances 1994 - Present

1994 - 18 Rock Classics Various Artists - Performer
1994 - American FM, Vol.1 [Alex] Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Box Set Kansas - Producer
1994 - Rock F.M. Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Sounds of the Seventies: AM Heavy Hits Various Artists - Performer
1995 - 18 Screamers from the 80's Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Greatest Hits of the Seventies, Vol.1-3 Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Disco Rock Classics, Vol.2 Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Rock On1986 Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Rock On:1986 Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Heart of Rock [Coyote] Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Rock Album, Vol.1 [K-Tel] Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Rock On:1985-1989 Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Sing-Along: Sing Hits of the 70's, Vol.2 Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Best of the Best:25 Years of Rock Various Artists
1998 - Sounds of the Seventies: Classic 70's Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Against Da Grain [Clean] YoungBloodZ - Stylist
1999 - Against Da Grain YoungBloodZ - Stylist
1999 - Best of Kansas [1999] Kansas - Producer
1999 - I'm the Bad Guy Badwayz - Stylist
1999 - Legends of Rock: '70s Classic Rockers Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Legends of Rock: Classic Rock Heroes Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Sony Music100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Classic Rock 70's Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Greatest Hits of the 70's, Vol.11 Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Hard Rock Essentials [Trans World] Various Artists - Performer
2001 - 70's Pop Hits Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Classic Rock Hits Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Leftoverture [Bonus Tracks] Kansas - Arranger, Producer
2001 - Live Concert Rock Classics Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Masque [Bonus Tracks] Kansas - Arranger
2001 - Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the '80s, Vols. 4 & 5 Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Jukebox Hits of the '80s [Collectables] Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Ultimate Kansas Kansas - Producer
2003 - Mullets Rock! Various Artists - Producer
2004 - Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection1974-2004 Kansas - Producer, Liner Notes

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