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Erik Norlander

The Galactic Collective Definitive Edition DVD

Review by Gary Hill

This set is quite cool. First off, let’s just say if you are a fan of the keyboard dominated progressive rock of guys like Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman and haven’t heard Erik Norlander, wait no longer. Get out and buy this thing – now. This set features music Norlander recorded under various headings over the years including his solo work, albums of his wife Lana Lane and his band Rocket Scientists. He re-envisions the songs and breathes new life into them. The result is stunning, to say the least. The set here is a DVD showcasing the studio performances that created the album along with Norlander giving some explanation into what goes into each piece, along with two CDs, the first the audio of the songs presented on the DVD and the second features reinterpretations of other Norlander staples. All in all, this comes highly recommended.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2012  Volume 5 at lulu.com/strangesound.
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