Kansas: “Geodesic Dome” from Somewhere to Elsewhere

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Kansas: Somewhere to Elsewhere

About “Geodesic Dome”

“Geodesic Dome” is a hidden song by Kansas from their album Somewhere to Elsewhere.

A humorous track featuring vocals by guitarist/keyboardist Kerry Livgren.

A geodesic dome is a hemispherical thin-shell structure (lattice-shell) based on a geodesic polyhedron. The triangular elements of the dome are structurally rigid and distribute the structural stress throughout the structure, making geodesic domes able to withstand very heavy loads for their size.

About Somewhere to Elsewhere

Somewhere to Elsewhere is the fifteenth studio album by the American rock band Kansas. Released in 2000, it is the first album in which the original members Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart, Dave Hope, and Robby Steinhardt performed together since their 1980 album Audio-Visions. The album features eleven tracks, all written by Livgren, and showcases the band’s signature blend of progressive rock and hard rock.

Somewhere to Elsewhere received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the band’s musicianship and others criticizing the album for sounding dated. Despite this, the album was a commercial success, reaching No. 15 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

The album’s standout tracks include “Icarus II,” a thirteen-minute epic that tells the story of the Greek mythological figure Icarus, and “The Coming Dawn (Thanatopsis),” a haunting ballad that showcases the band’s softer side. Somewhere to Elsewhere is a solid addition to the Kansas discography and a must-listen for fans of classic prog rock.

How to find “Geodesic Dome”

On CD: Go directly to track #11

Listen to “Geodesic Dome”

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1 Response

  1. mrz80 says:

    One correction: “Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel)” from the dawn of the band’s career was based on the Greek myth. “Icarus II” was based on the experiences of US 8th Air Force heavy bomber crews over Europe in the 2nd World War. The band donated the profits from this album’s release to the WW2 Memorial in DC.

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