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Lana Lane has rightly been dubbed The Queen of Symphonic Rock, but her music indicates a wider range of influences including progressive Metal, (Neo-) Progressive Rock, melodic Hard Rock, and even Pop Rock, sometimes with a light touch of Folk, Jazz, or Electronica. Lana's powerful yet gorgeous voice often drives the music, but the instrumental aspects are equally important elements of the band's sound.

The story of Lana Lane goes back to the late 1980's when Lana moved to Los Angeles where she met her husband Erik Norlander. This eventually gave rise to Lana Lane - the band. But before this, Norlander had Lana contributing backing vocals to his own Symphonic Prog band, Rocket Scientists. In Lana Lane, Norlander is not only the keyboard player, but also the producer, as well as writing much of the band?s material. All Lana Lane albums are released by Think Tank Media, a production company owned by Norlander and Lane themselves.

The first release under the Lana Lane name came in 1995 with Love Is An Illusion. This album, as well as the next one, 1996's Curious Goods, made a significant impact in Japan, but it was not until with their third album, 1998's Garden Of The Moon, that they also found a potent European audience. They began touring Japan in 1998 and Europe in 2001 to support Secrets Of Astrology. Live releases followed. At the time of writing, nine original, full-length studio albums have been released, plus several special albums containing only ballads or only covers, plus several live albums, EP's, and compilations. Lana Lane has recorded cover versions of songs originally performed by Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Kansas, Marillion, and many more.

In addition to her own illustrious output, Lana has also contributed vocals to albums by other artists including Ayreon, Ambeon, Gary Hughes, and Roswell Six.

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LANA LANE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.83 | 11 ratings
Love Is An Illusion
1995
3.16 | 6 ratings
Curious Goods
1996
3.87 | 11 ratings
Garden Of The Moon
1998
3.99 | 11 ratings
Queen Of The Ocean
1999
3.73 | 14 ratings
Secrets Of Astrology
2000
2.65 | 11 ratings
Project Shangri-La
2002
2.61 | 6 ratings
Winter Sessions
2003
4.36 | 12 ratings
Lady Macbeth
2005
3.59 | 11 ratings
Red Planet Boulevard
2007
3.53 | 13 ratings
El Dorado Hotel
2012

LANA LANE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.05 | 3 ratings
Live In Japan
1998
3.08 | 5 ratings
Return To Japan
2004

LANA LANE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.28 | 4 ratings
10th Anniversary Concert (DVD)
2005

LANA LANE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.14 | 3 ratings
Ballad Collection, Volume 1
1998
3.00 | 1 ratings
Best Of Lana Lane 1995 - 1999
1999
3.95 | 3 ratings
Ballad Collection Special Edition
2000
3.05 | 3 ratings
Ballad Collection, Volume 2
2000
3.07 | 6 ratings
Covers Collection
2003
3.00 | 8 ratings
Gemini
2006
2.05 | 3 ratings
Best Of Lana Lane 2000 - 2008
2008

LANA LANE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.00 | 3 ratings
Echoes From The Garden (EP)
1998
2.00 | 3 ratings
Echoes From The Ocean (EP)
1999
3.05 | 2 ratings
European Tour 2001 Souvenir CD (Lana Lane and Erik Norlander)
2001
2.14 | 3 ratings
European Tour 2003 Souvenir CD (Lana Lane and Erik Norlander)
2003

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 Gemini by LANE, LANA album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2006
3.00 | 8 ratings

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Lana Lane┤s second cover collection album is quite different from the first. While Covers Collection (2002) had several tracks that were not classics and some bands quite obscure, this time she decided to focused almost entirely on classic stuff. The only real surprise is the two Foreigner tracks included here: the hard rocking Long Way From Home and the more progressive Starrider (both from their self titled debut of 1977, the latter certainly one of their best). The remaining tracks were from more obvious choices like Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Heart. Cream and The Jefferson Airplane.

The best cuts are the Pink Moon Suite (four tracks from Dark Side Of The Moon put together with Heart┤s Johnny Moon), on which they do creditable, respectful and convincing versions that work very well with Lane┤s vocals. They alone may be well worth the price of the CD alone. Heart┤s Dream Of The Archer is another one, where it is clear that Ann Wilson┤s vocal delivering is one of Lane┤s greatest influences along with Grace Slick┤s (White Rabbit is covered too). Actually the only song that didn┤t really work is the Moody Blues Nights In White Satin, that somewhat turned out a bit dull and uninspired. Cream┤s White Room and Sunshine Of Your Love are a bit out of place here too, but are saved by the excellent instrumental work, specially of the lead guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob). Lynch certainly is one of the highlights of Gemini, giving it a hard edge where needed.

While I can┤t say that this collection is essential, it is still high above mere good. The versions were very well done and the instrumental accompaniment is absolutely gorgeous. Small surprise considering the caliber of the musicians involved. Needless to say, Lane┤s vocals are also superb. Maybe, like the first, they should be a little bolder concerning the choice of material, but what to do? This is clearly an album that was done for fun and they did a fine job. Production and sound engineering were like always in the hands of Lane┤s husband, Erik Norlander (who also is presenting us with some of the finest keyboards works around these days). And he produced a very organic and crystalline sound.

In the end you get the impression they,if they wish so, could have made a living being a covers band only. Yes, they are THAT good.

Rating: 3,5 stars at least. A fine album to listen to.

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 El Dorado Hotel by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.53 | 13 ratings

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars It took me a little time to get this album, Lana Lane┤s previous CD Red Planet Boulevard showed some radical musical direction shift towards a much more AOR oriented stuff. Not that it was a bad move, but it did include some of the weakest stuff she ever recorded. And reading on the booklet that several members of John Payne┤s Asia were playing on the record certainly didn┤t dispel my fears she was even more deeply into that kind of music. Fortunatly, there was also the presence of her old Rocket Scientists colleages Mark McCrite, Don Schiff and Neil Citron to balance things. Besides, her husband, Erik Norlander, decided to stop playing to be John Paul Jones and concentrated in what he does best, meaning that his majestic and tasteful keyboards were on the forefront again.

Once I started to listen to the CD it was clear that the AOR tendencies are still around, of course, but with an edge and a much more inspired repertoire. In other words, those wonderful symphonic arrangements are present in force (the 11 minute In Exile being the best exemple, even if it is not exactly the best track). It seems that Lane had gathered the best of both worlds for a real strong and convincing album. It is ok that this is no Queen Of The Ocean, but still a real fine work that grows on you with every spin. There is great variety of styles and no fillers to be found here. As usual the performances are spotless: her voice is terrific but she is also a team player, giving the musicians plenty of room to contribute. The production is, as expected from anything Norlander produces, crystal clear.

It took Lana Lane five years to come up with a follow up to Red Planet Boulevard, against the usual 1 album per year during the mid 90┤s to the early 2000s. But it was well worth the wait.

Rating: 4 strong stars.

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 Red Planet Boulevard by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.59 | 11 ratings

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars After the powerful Lady Macbeth (2005)and another covers album (Gemini), Lana Lane and her husband have decided to change their musical course: gone were the Rocket Scientists members and several partners of before and the only remaining musicians were Dutchmen Peer Verschuren (guitars) and Ernst Van Ee (drums). According to the liner notes, Erik Norlander explains that he (and Lane?) wanted a more direct approach, a kind of Led Zeppelin sound, with only guitar, bass and drums to back up the singer, with some keyboards provided by the bass player in the vein of Zep┤s John Paul Jones. So, yes, Norlander took up bass duties on all the tracks on this CD leaving his majestic keyboards more on the background. On some tracks, in fact, there are no keyboards at all.

The results? Well, it all depends with what you expect. But let me start by saying there is nothing like Led Zeppelin here at all. Sure, there┤s more hard rock on Red Planet Boulevard than on all Lane┤s previous releases, sometimes bordering the metal edge but often falling into the the AOR trap (just listen to a track like Jessica). On the instrumental side there┤s little no doubt both Verschuren and Van Ee are excellent musicians and capable of delivering everything needed. In the studio at least. Norlander is competent on the bass guitar, but he is surely much more accomplished on the keys and when he does a solo (like on Capture The Sun) you only wish he could have done more of the same on other tracks.

The tracks in general are good, specially the first three: Into The Fire, The Frozen Sea and Capture The Sun (although the opener, Into The fire, sounds like a sped up version of Into The Ether, from her debut album). The Sheltering Sorrow and Save The World are also very good, maybe because, like the aforementioned three, they are more into the old symphonic rock /classic rock mold that fits so well for her voice. The others are ok, but below par. As usual,. Norlander┤s production and engineering are simply perfect.

Conclusion: an interesting experiment. You can┤t blame them for not trying to avoid the easiest formulas and risking something different. Still, I really hope those beautiful layers of symphonic keys were used more. Kind of a transitional album, maybe. Good CD..Sometimes very good. But hardly essential. 3 stars.

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 Lady Macbeth by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2005
4.36 | 12 ratings

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars After the disappointing Project Shangri-La, Lana Lane came with a CD based on William Shakespeare┤s play Lady MacBeth. I still remember how surprised I was by its energy and coherence (unlike some of their previous works). She and her musicians seems to have found the right balance between the symphonic rock of her earlier stuff with the heavier tunes of later ones. With Mark McCrite back in the fold (and Neil Citron also appearing on some tracks) the band was now on the right track and this CD is definitely one of her most successful. While much of her past sound is still around, it is a different approach (the inclusion of some Celtic tones on some tracks is a novelty). And a very nice one, I should add.

So we have back Norlander┤s vintage symphonic keys along with some blistering guitar riffs and solos. There are also several calmer moments too, plus a very beautiful instrumental (The Vision, one of Norlander┤s best). As one can only expect from such gifted musician/engineer/producer, Lane┤s husband and partner gives the record a crystal clear sound and balance with all the instruments and vocals appearing loud and clear and at the right moments. There are no real highlights here, except maybe for the aforementioned The Vision. It┤s the kind of album you hear from start to finish with no weak moments.

Lady MacBeth may not reach the heights of some of her best works like Queen Of The Ocean, but it is a solid and inspired album. It restore my faith in her talent and good taste. I┤m looking forward to hear her two follow ups. Rating: 4 strong stars.

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 Secrets Of Astrology by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.73 | 14 ratings

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Well, after the highly successful Queen Of The Ocean, I guess Lana Lane faced the same problem of everyone who finally releases a masterpiece: what to do next? Instead of risking repeat the formula, Lane and her husband, keyboardist/arranger/engineer/producer Erik Norlander, decided to try something new. Norlander and Lane had already guested on Arjen Anthony Luccasen┬┤s Ayreon project, so they decided to say goodbye to the musicians they have worked so well thus far and go to Holland. Not surprisingly several musicians featured here are Lucassen┬┤s sidemen (only bassist Tony Frankim went along with them).

As one can expect, the resulting material is considerable heavier than on Lane┬┤s previous albums. There┬┤s a subtle but strong Ayeron influence all over the CD. Even if the progressive elements are right there, especially on Norlander┬┤s part, the classic rock/hard rock is not, replaced by heavy metal riffing and arrangements. if the new formula is better or worse, it┬┤s a matter of your personal taste. Generally speaking I liked the album, although Secrets Of Astrology never reaches the beauty and elegance of Queen Of The Ocean, and much of her previous stuff for that matter. There are several fine moments like the title track (a real classic) and Long Winter Dreams (the closest they got here to their former sound. It is no surprise that it┬┤s also the album┬┤s best track). As usual, no sing is really bad or weak. The production and engineering are also terrific: Erik Norlander is definitely a Jack Of All Trades!

Conclusion: an interesting move and a nice album. If you like Lane┬┤s more prog metal leanings you┬┤ll certainly love it. My rating keeps shifting from3 to 4 stars, but 3.5 would be more precise.

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 Project Shangri-La by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2002
2.65 | 11 ratings

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars 2.5 stars, really. On the liner notes of the CD, Lane explains how much the events of September 11th (world Trade Center attacks, remember?) shocked her and her husband. And I wonder how much that fateful day affected the music as well. For everything here seems rushed: rushed compositions, rushed arrangements, rushed performances. Coming at the heels of a string of excellent and varied albums, Project Shangri-La sounds half finished and poorly conceived. Even if Lane and Norlander had assembled most of the same winning line up of their early albums (plus newcomer drummer Vinny Appice), the general feeling I get is that they didn┤t dedicate that much attention to the album as they used to.

To be fair the CD starts very well: the short instrumental Redemption Part I is one exquisite piece of neo prog that you only wish it would be longer, leading to the title track, one of their best and most powerful songs ever, with Lane┤s soaring vocals, Norlander┤s thundering array of keyboards and general brilliant performances of all involved. And suddenly, somehow things get stalled from then on: not bad stuff, but the tracks are not par with what we were familiar with, specially concerning the usual high standards of Lane┤s albums. They are ok songs, with ok arrangements and few surprises or memorable solos. Nice, but nothing more than that.

The real letdown is the final track, the italian song Con Te Partirˇ (Time To Say Goodbye):sung in both english and italian and featuring a duet with ex Yngwie Malmsteen┤s singer Mark Boals, this is the cheesiest thing Lane ever recorded and it┤s really lame. My CD finishes not with Romeo And Juliet as it is credit here but, a least with the south american release, it has that track deleted and replaced by a version of John Wetton┤s I Believe In You, which is credited as a bonus track for japan only!). It is also the only tune that has a different line up (Lane, Norlander plus drummer Gregg Bissonette).

Compared to all Lana Lane┤s records that came before, Project Shangri-La is her least satisfying work. And my rating reflects that comparison. Fortunately her next CD, the brilliant Lady McBeth would put her back on track. So if you┤re new to her output, this is not the best one to start with. But it┤s still good and worth listening. Judge for yourself.

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 Ballad Collection Special Edition by LANE, LANA album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2000
3.95 | 3 ratings

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Ballad Collection Special Edition
Lana Lane Prog Related

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars The two volumes of Lana Lane┬┤s Ballad Collection were never released in Brazil. However, the double special edition reuniting both was. And for a reasonable low price. Lucky me! But don┬┤t be fooled by the album┬┤s title. Although Lana Lane always recorded ballads on her albums, this is not a collection of them. In fact, most of the tracks here could hardly be ever labeled as "ballads". Collection of slow songs? Whatever! Even the collection word may be misleading, since more than 70 per cent of the entire double album┬┤s repertoire consists of songs that are not available in any of Lane┬┤s official studio output. Even the ones that are, are re-recordings or have alternative mixes. So Ballad Collection stands very well as an album (or albums, if you have them both separately) of its own.

As usual, what you get here is Lana Lane┬┤s gorgeous vocal interpretations and Erik Norlander┬┤s tasteful arrangements and crystal clear production. Ok, some progheads will balk at the too "perfect" performances and lack of long instrumental passages, but, hey!, this is a singer┬┤s album! And fortunately Lana Lane is much more a team┬┤s player than a diva. The musicians have lots of room to express. And what fantastic musicians they are! As is his wont, Norlander is a very 70┬┤s influenced musician, he provides the recording with many vintage keyboards and a very organic production. He is a master player and mellotron fanatics will find lots of it over the tracks (albeit in a little more subtle and less dramatic way). Also of notice are the fine guitar lines and solos of axemen Neil Citron and Mark MacCrite. Bassist Tony Franklin also brings his fretless bass to several tunes.

I guess that Disc 2 is more progressive and interesting than disc 1 for this site, but both have many highlights and actually almost any lows.The double CD┬┤s best track is also the only song that was recorded exclusively for this Special Edition: a poignant and minimalistic version of Marillion┬┤s Seasons End. Lane and Norlander┬┤s arrangement and delivering is much better than the original and this is easily their best ever cover of all times. But there are lots of other good moments, both original and other people┬┤s songs. Among the latter I can point out the powerful delivering of Crosby and Nashs┬┤s To The Last Whale.... (impressive a Capella vocal on the first segment), the beautiful When Time Stood Still (ELO) and Supertramp┬┤s If Everyone Was Listening. On the former the superior version of Norlander┬┤s Avalon (recorded by his band The rocket Scientists), the haunting Ghost Beside My Bed and the excellent acoustic studio rendition of Through The Fire.

Conclusion: a very fine double album that is far more than just a compilation of slow songs. Although not all the tracks will please everybody (the palette is quite wide), there are no fillers and the delivering is superb on every one of them. If melodic songs with terrific interpretations is your thing, you can not miss this Special Edition.

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 Covers Collection by LANE, LANA album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2003
3.07 | 6 ratings

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Covers Collection
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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Anyone who is familiar with the work of Lana Lane knows that she and her band, lead by her husband, keyboardist extraordinaire Erick Norlander, always recorded one or two covers on each of her albums. Most of the time those covers were so good it was only a matter of time before they decided to record a whole CD of them. And why not? They are one of few artists who seem to tackle any song, even overplayed classic stuff, and do a respectful, almost note by note version and still give it a fresh and exciting extra,something really hard to find.

So expectations were quite high when this CD was finally released in 2003. And did it live up to those expectations? The answer is both yes and no. The problem here seems to be the fact that those guys are maybe too talented for their own good. And as much gifted and sharp as they are, not everything they touch becomes gold. Cover Collection┤s main fault is the choice of material: while covers of such classics like Led Zeppelin┤s Kashnir, Kansas The Wall and Rainbow┤s Stargazer seem pretentious, they are actually the best cuts, proving once and for all that these musicians may aim very high and get away with it. On the other side, Lana Lane and company also chose some obscure, lesser known songs from bands like Enuff Znuff, Aviary, Giant and TNT, plus some not very good stuff from Queen, Scorpions and Uriah Heep.

It is clear that no song here is bad. Norlander┤s tasteful arrangements and Lane┤s incredible voice give at least a "good" rating for every single track, even the weakest ones (Argent┤s Hold Your Head Up is definitely not a good song for her voice) . However, there are too many ballads and too few rockers, something that spoils the balance of the tracklist. In all, the album starts great and ends great, but the middle section is definitely below par, something that even the crystal clear production and engineering (again done by Norlander himself) could not help.

In the end I must say I like this album. After all, it┤s all very well done and clearly they love and respect everything they recorded. What is a letdown is realizing the fact that, with a little more care for the best tunes to cover, they could have come up with an excellent CD.They can handle even the most intricate challenges and should have been bolder. As it is, however, Cover Collection turned out to be "only" very good.

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 Winter Sessions by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.61 | 6 ratings

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Winter Sessions
Lana Lane Prog Related

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars 3.5 stars, really. Despite what the title may suggest, this is not one of those "Christmas" or "holidays" albums that plague so many artists career one time or another. It┤s a rather "quieter" CD from great singer lane Lane. And a very underrated and maligned work. I guess lots of people - me, included - were disappointed at the time of its release by the lack of the usual powerful mix of classic/hard rock/symphonic prog mix she became famous for. But nowadays I can say I appreciate this record very much. Much of the problem here seems to lay on the poor tracklist sequence and a couple of bad song choices. Other than that this is a fine record.

The CD opens with two rather slow and slightly bland numbers: What a World and Spirit Of The Gypsy. Not bad songs in any way, but, really, you should start an album with something powerful to win the listener over and the fourth track (December Moon) would do that with flying colors. I really don┤t understand why she and her husband producer Erik Norlander did not pick this one up as the opener. There are also four covers here. As usual they chose some challenging material, since both A Whiter Shade Of Pale and California Dreamin┤are very well known (and overplayed) classics. And, again as usual, they handle them with such respect and power you┤ll enjoy them even if you heard them a million times already. However, the two other covers, the jazz standards I┤ll Be Seeing You and Ill Wind, are out of place here and although very well performed, are not Lane┤s best style and break the CD┤s continuity. Twice.

Other than those missteps, the remaining stuff is excellent, with the cover of Rocket Scientists (Norlander┤s previous band) Carry Me Home being a highlight. Also they produce one of their best and most poignant ballads in the form of Winter Song, a track I┤ve cherish since the very time I heard it. NOt surprisingly you┤ll hear terrific, tasteful arrangements and the high quality production values of Mr. Norlander, one of the best keyboard players nowadays. He never overplays and knows how to handle those vintage instruments like few people can do.

Conclusion: personally I┤d like to give Winter Sessions a four star rating, but really the two jazz covers and the poor track list sequence spoils the potential greatness of this work. But still it is still a very good record and if you like melodic, well arranged and impeccable performed stuff, you should try this one.

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 Secrets Of Astrology by LANE, LANA album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.73 | 14 ratings

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Secrets Of Astrology
Lana Lane Prog Related

Review by kev rowland
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3 stars This is the first I have heard of Lana since she released her live album in 1998, although she has released more material in the intervening time. The first things that I noticed was that first of all she was not using Jacek Yerka to provide her artwork, and secondly that apart from Erik Norlander, The Rocket Scientists are no longer the core of her backing band. Lana has made a definite break with her past, and the music reflects this.

A lot of the music is much more rock based, with Lana taking a step away from the prog camp and much more into the mainstream AOR market. That is not to say that this is an overly commercial release, just that the edge has changed. In some ways it is a much more polished release than I have heard from him before, with favourite "Raining" proving yet again what a superb voice she has. It is a very complete album, and kicks off in a fine manner with a powering rock instrumental.

If you have never heard Lana before then this is a very good album to begin with, although to hear her at her best I would still point to the superb 'Live In Japan' with the awesome "Symphony Of Angels".

Originally appeared in Feedback #58

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