Kansas. Their First Album In 16 Years
The legendary prog-rock band will release 'The Prelude Implicit', their first album in 16 years, on September 23.
The 10-track follow-up to 2000’s 'Somewhere To Elsewhere' was co-produced by Williams and bandmates Zak Rizvi and Phil Ehart. It’'ll be out via InsideOut Music.
Williams says: “This is definitely a Kansas album. Whether it’s the trademark prog epic 'The Voyage Of Eight Eighteen', the biting rock of 'Rhythm In The Spirit', or the mindful ballad 'The Unsung Heroes', there’s something on his album for every kind of Kansas fan.
After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is proud of 'The Prelude Implicit”.
Vocalist Ronnie Platt adds: “Recording it was an incredible experience. It’s my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that Kansas fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them”.
It will be released in CD, 2LP and digital formats, with pre-ordering set to commence in the coming weeks. Kansas tour North America starting in September to mark the 40th anniversary of classic album 'Leftoverture'.
Kansas - Carry on My Wayward Son (from Leftoverture, 1976)