On My Way To The Sun ~ JOHN ELEFANTE
by Lloyd J. Harp
From the opening anthem "This is How the Story Goes" to the classic throwback hymn feel of "Confess", this is an awesome CD collection of worshipful songs my friends.
John just happened to recruit some old band members from Kansas (Rich Williams & David Clydesdale) for guitars and violin on How the Story Goes, which provides obvious Kansas feel to his first cut on this CD. The total length of 11:04 tends to make you think that this song just goes on and on... not so on this one. John proudly proclaims "How can we be terminal, because HE LIVES TODAY!!" On to "Where Have the Old Days Gone". The first thing that hit me on this track, was John's soaring vocal range on the title phase. God has truly blessed this man with a set of pipes. The message of the lyrics are important here as well... don't miss it! "On My Way to the Sun" provides a fitting and upbeat title song for this CD.
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The Prelude Implicit ~ KANSAS
by Craig Ellis Bacon
Kansas is a band. Kansas is a band who are releasing their first studio album in 16 years, following the exit of an original member/lead singer/primary songwriter and the addition of three new members in the last two years. So let’s get right to the bottom line, because sure, on paper those doesn’t sound like the best circumstances to precede a new album, and many of us have had our disappointments with ‘tribute band’ versions of legendary artists. This ain’t that. The Prelude Implicit is an excellent album, and it’s an excellent Kansas album.