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Erik Norlander
CD Reviews
Hommage Symphonique
Review by Gary Hill
I know there are those out there who would consider that a CD of covers is not worthy of being a real release. Well, I’m here to tell you that if you have that attitude you might miss out on what could well be the best prog disc of the year.
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Into the Sunset
Review by Gary Hill
This solo release from Rocket Scientist Erik Norlander is a very strong CD. He enlists the aid of quite a few of his friends to pull the disc together, and the result a very solid prog CD with some metallic elements.
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Music Machine
Review by Gary Hill
n Music Machine Erik Norlander has created the newest rock opera. His story tells the tale of the first manufactured rock idol, hence the name "Music Machine".
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Seas of Orion
Review by Gary Hill
I have to say that I really like Erik Norlander. He is an incredibly talented musician, producer and songwriter.
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Stars Rain Down
Review by Gary Hill
On his new live album, Erik Norlander presents his excellent blending of progressive rock stylings with those of harder edged material like Deep Purple.
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Surreal
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always loved Erik Norlander’s music. His sonic style lands in modern prog territory in some ways, but more than anything it’s rooted in the classic progressive rock of the 1970s.

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The Galactic Collective
Review by Gary Hill
With this release Erik Norlander has revisited different pieces of music that he recorded with Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane and more.

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DVD Reviews
Erik Norlander - And Friends - Live in St. Petersburg DVD
Review by Gary Hill
As to be expected from Erik Norlander and his friends, the newly released DVD documenting his landmark concert in St. Petersburg, Russia (and chronicling the three-month 2004 tour as they traveled east from California to the Russian city) is another must-have from this group.

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Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective Definitive Edition DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This set is quite cool.

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Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective: Live in Gettysburg DVD
Review by Gary Hill
What can you say about Erik Norlander?

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Interviews
Erik Norlander
Interview by Gary Hill
Interview with Erik Norlander From 2004
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Erik Norlander
Interview by Gary Hill

Interview with Erik Norlander from 2017


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Lana Lane - 10th Anniversary Concert DVD
Review by Gary Hill
You really can't go wrong with Lana Lane. She consistently puts out killer music, and this DVD is no exception. Of course, a big part of that is the musicians with whom Lane surrounds herself, and along with husband Erik Norlander, this DVD finds her in the company of Mark McCrite, Peer Verschuren, Kristoffer Gildenlow and Ernst Van Ee.
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Lana Lane - Ballad Collection Special Edition
Review by Gary Hill
A two-disc set, this one includes both ballad collections (volume one and two). The album features a number of great prog ballads and several interesting cover renditions.
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Lana Lane - Covers Collection
Review by Gary Hill
Lana Lane has one of the best voices in prog rock, and her band seems to do a better job of combining prog and harder textures in a palatable and accessible melange of sound. Here the group turns their attention to nothing but covers, and it is a mixed bag.
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Lana Lane - Curious Goods (Special Edition)
Review by Gary Hill
When Lana Lane and husband/collaborator Erik Norlander decided to reissue her 2nd album, they made an unusual choice.
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Lana Lane - El Dorado Hotel
Review by G. W. Hill

It’s hard to go wrong with Lana Lane.


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Various Artists - Encores, Legends and Paradoxes
Review by Gary Hill
With a cast of players that reads like a prog "who`s who", this ELP tribute takes the classics and makes them fresh and new again. The result is an incredibly listenable piece of music that really entertains.

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Lana Lane - Gemini
Review by Gary Hill
Like the new Erik Norlander disc, this one is an album of covers. While this CD works quite well, I’d have to say I prefer the other one.
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Various Artists - Got Prog? - Sampler 1
Review by Greg Olma
Sampler compilations are always sketchy endeavors. I for one would not want to compile one myself. My tastes are far too wide and I would be thinking of what I like and not what I thought fits best.
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Lana Lane - Lady Macbeth
Review by Gary Hill
Lana Lane has now been in the business for ten years, and in commemoration of that anniversary she has delivered her newest release - a rock opera based on the Shakespeare play "Macbeth."
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Rocket Scientists - Live at CalProg, Whittier, CA, 2006
Review by Lorraine Kay
CalProg 2006 was a full day of great prog-rock from across the country and the UK. Held in the Whittier Community Center, in Whittier, CA, a small community in Los Angeles County, there is always a family-friendly atmosphere in the 400 seat facility.
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GPS - Live at RoSfest 2008
Review by Josh Turner
GPS was difficult to assess. While they were great, I felt as if they didn’t bring their A-game.
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Rocket Scientists - Live at RoSFest, April, 2007
Review by Josh Turner
I was very surprised to see Rocket Scientists in this Saturday morning slot. Typically, this is earmarked for unknowns or up-and-comers.
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Rocket Scientists - Oblivion Days
Review by Gary Hill
This is a very good album, no question about it. The disc covers a lot of musical territory and has a great prog sensibility.
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Various Artists - Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters to Music from Musicians written by Gary Hill
Review by Greg Olma
I have known Gary Hill for a while now and the one thing that I can say with complete certainty about him is that he takes his music seriously. 


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Lana Lane - Project Shangri-La
Review by Gary Hill
In the liner notes to this album Lane says that she and Erik Norlander (her husband and main musical cohort) were just starting work for this album when the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 occurred. She goes on to speak about how hard it was to start the project in the midst of all that.
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Lana Lane - Red Planet Boulevard
Review by Gary Hill
There have always been those who have felt that Lana Lane belonged more under the heavy metal banner than progressive rock. This album will certainly lend fire to that argument.
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Rocket Scientists - Refuel
Review by G. W. Hill

I think it’s safe to say that I like everything from Rocket Scientists. This new album is no exception.


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Lana Lane - Return to Japan
Review by Gary Hill
This, the first live album from Lana Lane is a very good two disc set. It features a lot of material from various albums recorded on various tours.
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Rocket Scientists - Revolution Road
Review by Lorraine Kay
Revolution Road – a double CD – was released in September in Japan on the Avalon label and worldwide in November 2006 through Think Tank Media and ProgRock Records. It is the fourth studio album by American prog rock monsters Rocket Scientists.
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Lana Lane - Secrets of Astrology
Review by Gary Hill
Lana Lane has a spectacular voice. Honestly, any review of a CD of hers, could at least start with, if not consist almost entirely of that statement.
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Lana Lane - Storybook - Tales From Europe and Japan DVD
Review by Gary Hill
As a reviewer and music fan, I get a chance to see a lot of concert videos, and I have to say they really did it right on this one. Looking strictly at the content provided, this is a first class product.
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Rocket Scientists - Supernatural Highway
Review by G. W. Hill

Rocket Scientists don’t release music as often as I wish they would.


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Lana Lane - Winter Sessions
Review by Gary Hill
This album by Lana Lane features a number of originals and several covers. She and the band even reach back to cover some old jazz cuts, and show that they can do just about anything as they pull it off with a completely convincing style.
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