almost 15 years we have been blessed many times by the sheer talent
of Jorn Lande, from his early days in bands like Vagabond, The
Snakes, Ark, Millenium and Beyond Twilight to his latest adventures
in Masterplan, which sadly has ended now. Throughout his rise to
stardom he has stayed faithful to his roots and has released 4 solo
albums as well as taking part on various projects.
'The Gathering' is a fine collection of revamped songs from his
solo-career, some has been re-recorded from scratch, some has been
re-arranged, some has been re-mixed and all songs have been
re-mastered by Tommy Hansen. The selection (of songs) leaves nothing
to be desired for and all songs benefits greatly by the face lift.
'Unlocking the Past' is a collection of previous unreleased cover
songs and it won't come as a big surprise to Jorn Lande fans that it
includes tunes like: "Fool for Your Loving" (Whitesnake), "Cold
Sweat" (Thin Lizzy), "Feel like Making Love (Bad Company), "Kill the
King" (Rainbow), "Perfect Strangers" (Deep Purple), "Naked City"
(Kiss) or "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (City Boy). Paying tribute
to his roots and staying truthful to the originals are the keywords
for all of the cover-versions.
These 2 albums give a great insight into Jorn's universe, and
showcase just how great a vocalist he is, I love his voice and can
only strongly recommend both albums to fans of his! Even though I do
have all of his solo-albums, I do enjoy every second of the albums
and the face lift gives the older songs new life, the cover-versions
are good and listening to the albums makes me realize just how many
awesome guitarists he has been working with as well.
albums will be released separately, so in case you just want to
check out his back-catalogue or only the cover-versions then that's
possible as well, but do get them both...