The first new original studio album in sixteen years , The Prelude Implicit,  from all-American progressive rockers Kansas was one of the most pleasant musical surprises in 2016. Hearing the collection of songs including “With This Heart“, the opus “The Voyage of 818“, the timely yet sobering “Refugee“, the hauntingly evocative gray gardens instrumental “Section 60“, and the chorus hook in “Summer” big enough to land Moby Dick, is for long time Kansas fans like discovering the “lost”  album which would have fit naturally between early mid-Seventies efforts Song for America  and Masque . Lifers drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Richard Williams are joined here In the Studio  by violinist David Ragsdale and impressive veteran lead singer Ronnie Platt.- Redbeard