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Rocket Scientists


Symphonic Prog

3.99 | 14 ratings

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5 stars This is a live album from ROCKET SCIENTISTS recorded September 1997. The amazing keyboard player Erik NORLANDER and the guitarist Mark McCrite are the brightest shining stars in the band. They are also responsible for the songwriting of all the songs in this live set. I'm also happy to hear that Lana Lane is singing on two of the albums eleven tracks, "Avalon" and "Stardust". Her singing is, as always, very good, and so are Mark McCrite's vocals. The main part of ROCKET SCIENTISTS is playing on Lana Lane's albums, so they're trading favors with each other. They are also label mates, and Erik NORLANDER is responsible for a big part of the songwriting on Lana's albums. The album contains many memorable songs: - "Wake Me Up" with a great Moog solo - the outstanding and most progressive track: "Prog Medley" - the sad and beautiful "Mariner" with great Mellotron strings - Next up is the wet dream for every lover of keyboard based progressive rock la EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER and Rick WAKEMAN: "Threshold Medley, i. Neurosaur, ii. Critical Mass" - Halfway through the next track, "The Fall Of Icarus", the virtuous Erik NORLANDER is once again showing his skills, when he's galloping away on the keys in an amazingly tempo. - The Queen of Symphonic Rock, Lana Lane, is showing up for the next track, which is "Avalon". Lana's voice is sending shivers down your spines on this track, as well as in the next track "Stardust". - The last track "Calm Before The Storm" with its thunderous Hammond solo. The complex music of ROCKET SCIENTISTS is a mix between The BEATLES, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, GENESIS, KING CRIMSON, MOODY BLUES, PINK FLOYD, UK and YES. AOR combined with symphonic and neo-progressive rock with good memorable melodies. As summary you get a lot for the money. This is 74 minutes of high quality progressive rock. I only wished that I were there. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Greger | 5/5 |


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