With Lana Lane you pretty much know what to
expect when you put on a disc! And stylistic we are flying on the
airwaves we've flown so many times before with Lana; well written,
produced and played Symphonic Hard Rock.
Working within the boundaries she and her partner
Erik Norlander have worked within since the beginning, they have
created an atmospheric melodic rock album, one which shows a band
that is experienced and skilled in their craft and a vocalist, who
is at the top of her game. 'Red Planet Boulevard' has all of the
trademarks, which have been a big part of the sound of the band for
the past twelve years dating back to the beginning that started with
'Love is an Illusion' in 1995, and this is the best and most
complete Lana Lane album since 'Secrets of Astrology' (2000).
On one hand I find it a bit frustrating that they
don't try to break out of the mould more than they do, and on the
other hand I find the conservative approach good. It's not like they
are repeating themselves, and they have moved on and are introducing
new sounds and ideas, but they won't surprise you one bit because
they fit perfectly into the sound and style.
One of the better Lana Lane albums, with
Lana in top shape supported by a very tight band is what I end up
with. An album that fans of hers can put on with no fear of being
thrown into frustration and an album that delivers what it promises
nothing more, nothing less...