Published on 21st June 2016
Kansas to release new studio album in September
Kansas, who returned to the studio in January 2016 after signing with Inside Out Music, will release their highly anticipated new studio album, The Prelude Implicit on 23rd September 2016. This will be the band’s first new release in 16 years.
“The Prelude Implicit features ten 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.”
The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined. “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.”
Lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “Recording ‘The Prelude Implicit’ was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that KANSAS fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them.”
The album title, The Prelude Implicit means, “Without a doubt, this is a new musical beginning”, explains Ehart.
01. With This Heart
02. Visibility Zero
03. The Unsung Heroes
04. Rhythm in the Spirit
06. The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
09. Crowded Isolation
10. Section 60
Release date 23rd September 2016
The album will be available on CD, Double 180 Gram Vinyl, and digitally on iTunes and Google Play. Pre-order opportunities will be available starting later this summer at the band’s website and Amazon
Kansas will be debuting songs off The Prelude Implicit in the USA in the autumn, as part of their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour.
SOURCE: The Publicity Connection