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THE GALACTIC COLLECTIVE

Erik Norlander

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3.85 | 52 ratings | 2 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Arrival (1:47)
2. Neurosaur (5:00)
3. Fanfare (6:08)
4. Sky Full of Stars (10:00)
5. Astrology Prelude (5:45)
6. Trantor Station (6:27)
7. After The Revolution (12:16)
8. Garden of the Moon (5:18)
9. Dreamcurrents (5:38)
10. The Dark Water (20:42)

Total Time: 79:02

Bonus download track:
Garden of the Moon - long version (6:03)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Eric Norlander / keyboards
- Mark Matthews / bass
- Nick LePar / drums
- John Payne / guitars, choral vocals
- Mitch Perry / guitars
- Mark McCrite / guitars
- Ron Redfield / guitars
- Freddy DeMarco / guitars
- Lana Lane / choral vocals

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ERIK NORLANDER The Galactic Collective ratings distribution


3.85
(52 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
21%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
42%
Good, but non-essential (31%)
31%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)
2%

ERIK NORLANDER The Galactic Collective reviews


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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars The return of the Neurosaur

The Galactic Collective is an album of re-recorded instrumentals from throughout Norlander's whole career, performed live-in-the-studio. The album opens with Arrival and Neurosaur that originally opened Norlander's first solo album, Threshold. This is something of Norlander's signature tune and fits perfectly as an opener. Also Trantor Station was originally from that album. Next up is Fanfare For Absent Friends originally from the electronic Seas Of Orion. This version is a bit more rocking than the original version and an improvement on a already good tune. The symphonic Sky Full Of Stars was originally from the conceptual Music Machine album. Again, well executed here. Astrology Prelude was originally on the excellent Lana Lane album Secrets Of Astrology and Garden Of The Moon was on the Lana Lane album of that same name. After The Revolution and Dark Water represent Rocket Scientists. Dark Water was originally split up into shorter introductions and interludes, but here they are presented as one long piece running over 20 minutes. Finally, the beautiful piano-driven Dreamcurrents was originally on Into The Sunset. The new arrangement presented here is the ultimate one.

All in all an excellent backward-looking disc. It plays like a "Best of instrumental Erik Norlander" album and I find it all very enjoyable. It might not be the ultimate Erik Norlander album full stop, but it is surely a very good representation of his instrumental side.

Highly recommended!

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4 stars Debating about pompous music in the forum, becames to me the desire to make this review (and I realise that is the first one). After listened something from Fanfare for absent friends, I decided to buy this CD, and I just feel really proud of this. The music is absolutely pompous and full of k ... (read more)

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