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Product: Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective Live in Gettysburg
Date: 2012-08-06 

The Galactic Collective Live in Gettysburg

As I have said quite a few times over the last week or so, getting hold of reviews of Gonzofolk from around the world re-awakens my long-buried belief in the philosophy that music is the one thing that unites all of us who live in the Global Village (or something like that). Today, with that in mind, here is a German review of the ever groovy Erik Norlander...

Here is the continuation of my recurrence of the studio album "The Galactic Collective". As I already mentioned here, has the live version of this album more lively, even heavier. Live is a live and has a different magic when layered over each other single-slice computer at the studio. So also always have time for great improvisations which are rewarded with applause, the Ohrenscheinlich somewhat smaller audience.

At the song selection has two exceptions changed nothing: the floydigen "Sky Full of Stars" is followed by the Lana Lane number "Capture the Sun" (from the Red Planet Boulevard album) on, which then also to the already familiar "Astrology Prelude "leads over, this time it's there but as a complete suite. Finally, there's still a premiere: "Into the Sunset" is available as a suite for the first time live and on the ears.

What I bemäkelt in the studio version is still time swept off the table: now can also Norlanders better half, Lana Lane, often to the mike and gives the synth walls more dynamic. You do not have to say that it is the Lana Lane numbers show the hidden highlights of this love again and the packed publication.

The DVD presents what you hear then again for post-looking. Two full hours there's a clearly motivated performance at the "Rites of Spring Festival" (except "The Garden of the Moon" Live from Cleveland is). Image quality and camera work are optimal, only the intermediate announcement to take the songs to a whole bisl the river. The collector uses naturally to two publications, the first-time and casual Norlander / lane listeners prefer to grab the live version.

And check out the dedicated Gonzo artist page for Asia featuring John Payne, and for Erik solo

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