Kansas Announce New Album ‘The Prelude Implicit’

By Jeff Cornell

Kansas will release their new album The Prelude Implicit on September 23. The effort marks the group’s first new studio album in over 16 years.

The Prelude Implicit features 10 tracks and according to the progressive band’s original drummer Phil Ehart, it marks “a new musical beginning” for the band as reflected in the album’s artwork featuring a Phoenix flying from the past into the feature. See the artwork below.

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Original guitarist Richard Williams adds, “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.”

Kansas have also announced dates for their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The band’s 1976 album features their huge classic rock radio hit “Carry on Wayward Son.” The outing kicks off in Pittsburgh on September 30 and wraps December 1 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Check out their tour dates here.

The Prelude Implicit Track Listing:

  1. “With This Heart”
  2. “Visibility Zero”
  3. “The Unsung Heroes”
  4. “Rhythm in the Spirit”
  5. “Refugee”
  6. “The Voyage of Eight Eighteen”
  7. “Camouflage”
  8. “Summer”
  9. “Crowded Isolation”
  10. “Section 60”
Kansas The Prelude Implicit

Kansas The Prelude Implicit

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