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16/04/2012 ERIK NORLANDER - Phew, this guy is good! (EXCLUSIVE NEWS)

Date Published: 16-04-2012

What a way to start a Monday morning!

This is a picture of our beloved leader. But who is it with him?

I woke up to an email from our beloved leader telling me that we will be selling two projects by Erik Norlander exclusively by mail order only from the Gonzo website.

For those of you not in the know, Erik Norlander (who was born in 1967) is an American musician who, according to his own website, describes himself as a keyboardist, composer, producer, engineer and artist. Since 1993 he has produced over 30 albums with his wife, Lana Lane, and his band Rocket Scientists. In the last few years he has formed another loose ensemble; The Galactic Collective, and it is two albums by this fantastic group that we are going to be selling from early this summer. Check out this track – it features John Payne of Asia on guitar and vocals…..

The Galactic Collective: The Definitive EditionThis DVD and two CD set includes the complete album Erik Norlander – The Galactic Collective both on replicated CD and DVD, the latter including the complete in-studio video. The DVD also includes extensive interview footage of Erik discussing each song, its conception and its new interpretation within the context of this particular project. There is also a second disc of unreleased alternate versions (Erik is keen to insist that these are well-crafted songs and not filler) and a new recording of Erik’s classic arrangement of Space:1999. There is also a full colour detailed booklet written by a lady with the ultimate prog rock synthesiser name of Michelle Moog (who is, indeed, the daughter of Bob Moog, the man who changed music forever).

The line up is:Erik Norlander (keyboards)
Freddy DeMarco (guitars)
Mark Matthews (bass)
Nick LePar (drums)

With special guests:John Payne (guitars, choral vocals)
Lana Lane (choral vocals)
Mitch Perry (guitars)
Ron Redfield (guitars)
Mark McCrite (guitars)

The Galactic Collective: Live in Gettysburg

This DVD and single CD set includes the complete album Erik Norlander - the Galactic Collective, performed live at RoSFest 2011 along with the Into the Sunset suite and two Norlander-penned songs sung by his lovely wife Lana.

More news as we get it. Watch this space…


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