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Release Year: 1979

Date Label Catalog # Comments
04 Mar 2016 Good Ship Funke
The concept of the album is about futuristic Indians with space helmets.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 1/6/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 6/1/2010 11:44:00 PM by: Rob
  1. On the other side (6:23)
  2. People of the South wind (3:38)
  3. Angels have fallen (6:37)
  4. How my soul cries out for you (5:44)
  5. A glimpse of home (6:34)
  6. Away from you (4:23)
  7. Stay out of trouble (4:13)
  8. Reason to be (3:50)
Kerry Livgren
Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Walsh
Keyboards, Vocals
Phil Ehart
Dave Hope
Robbie Steinhardt
Violin, Vocals
Rich Williams

Reviewed by Eric on 28 Sep 2003

For many Kansas fans Monolith was somewhat of a letdown, and admittedly the musical ideas presented on this album were starting to get just a tad stale as we had heard it all before, especially on the first single People Of the Southwind and the acoustic Reason To Be which skirts the same territory as Dust In the Wind. Listening to this album now brings back a lot of memories and in lieu of the batch of poor 80’s albums the band would release later, Monolith stands as a damn fine recording, if a little familiar.
Livgren would convert from Eastern teachings to Christianity midway through the Monolith tour and Dave Hope would follow a shortly after. Kansas would never be the same again, but all good things must come to end sooner or later I suppose. Do yourself a favor and give Monolith another chance.