The Wait of Glory

Release date: January 23rd 2006
Label: InsideOut Music
Distributed by: Target (Denmark)
70's Progressive Rock

Rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: January
29th 2006

More than 30 years has passed since Kerry Livgren wrote such classic Kansas songs as "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry on Wayward Son", even the band name has strong connections to Kansas - Proto-Kaw (Proto = early version of), ( Kaw = Indian word for Kansas). The band the world came to know as Kansas was in reality Volume III, Proto-Kaw was volume II, formed in 1971 and disbanded in 1973, where they went separate ways not to meet until the fall of 2002, when a record company contacted them because they wanted to re-release their old demo recordings. Kerry Livgren was off course one the main forces behind Kansas until he left the band in 1983.

This started a buzz, which let to the re-recording of 5 their older songs along with 5 newer songs that Kerry had recently written - the result was Proto-Kaw's debut album "Before Became After" from 2004. "The Wait of Glory" is the follow up to their highly acclaimed first album, and this old school progressive rock just like we love from old classic Kansas albums from the 70's.

So if you are a big fan of Kansas and/or 70's progressive rock, then there no way around this one. I dig this stuff a lot, pure 70's reminiscence... cool stuff. Let the buffalo loose...