First New Album in 16 Years / Featuring 3-Sides of 180g Vinyl with Special Etching on Side 4 & Accompanying CD
Kansas, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release their intensely anticipated new studio album The Prelude Implicit in September 2016. The album is the first new release in 16 years for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust In the Wind," to progressive epics like "Song for America" and "Miracles Out of Nowhere."
The Prelude Implicit features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams. Kansas's signature sound is evident throughout the album. It showcases Ronnie Platt's soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale's blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi's rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion's B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart's thundering drums, and Billy Greer's driving bass and vocals.
"This is definitely a Kansas album," remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. "Whether it is the trademark Prog epic like 'The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,' biting rocker such as 'Rhythm in the Spirit,' or mindful ballad like 'The Unsung Heroes,' there is something on this album for every kind of Kansas fan. After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of 'The Prelude Implicit.'"
Housed in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves, the album's ten songs are pressed on three sides of 180-gram vinyl, with a special etching on Side 4. Includes a CD of the main album in a clear sleeve.