Jorn – 50 Years on Earth: The Anniversary Box Set – Album Review

Norwegian rocker, Jorn Lande, turned 50 this year and to celebrate that fact, Frontiers Records released a collection of 9 of his studio albums and three bonus discs.  That is 12 disc in all for a very reasonable price of about $60 ($5 per CD). I will take that deal any day!

Jorn’s voice is so powerful and he could hold is own with some of the more well known vocalist out there.  When he sings, he does sound almost exactly like David Coverdale of Whitesnake.  And when he covers any Whitesnake song, the resemblance is uncanny.  That is probably why I like him so much as I am huge Whitesnake fan.

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Frontiers does a great job with the set.  The box is real sturdy and should hold up well for years.  Each CD is packaged in a cardboard sleeve that looks like the original CD and includes the original CD booklet as well.  Sometimes sets have left that piece out.  The CD itself looks like a small vinyl replica which seems to be a trend for some box sets (The Kip Winger Set did that as well).  It is a nicely packaged set.

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Friday New Releases – December 14th

Happy Friday and welcome to the last Friday New Releases for 2018…unless something shows up for the last 2 weeks that are worth showing, but right now…NOTHING!  So enjoy it while you can and we will be back sometime in 2019 when we have new releases to report.  There is really only one I am interested in and hopefully I will get it for Christmas (or Birthday…either works as same day).  I have highlighted it in Blue…hint..hint.  Let me know if there is something for you this week or something I missed.

Thanks and Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!

  • 41yRclcnksL._AC_US436_QL65_  Jorn – 50 Years On Earth: The Anniversary – (Frontiers Records):  Jorn Lande has had a rather productive solo career.  Not all albums were perfect, but there is enough good stuff to make this more than worth it.  All 12 solo albums in once package and at around $5 to $6 bucks a CD, not a bad price either.  I love songs like Sunset Station and his cover of Kiss’ Naked City is fantastic.  A voice like David Coverdale adds to my enjoyment.  Check him out…

And that is it for me.  Here are a few others that might be worth checking out…

  • 91XY+C9BOLL._SX522_  Bruce Springsteen – Springsteen on Broadway – (Bruce Springsteen)
  • 41Z0+qg8QOL._AC_US436_QL65_  Within Temptation – Resist – (Vertigo Berlin)
  • 61JylaSbOeL._AC_US436_QL65_  Volbeat – Let’s Boogie (Live from Telia Parken) – (Vertigo Berlin)
  • 41+XanifQEL._SS500  We Three – We Three – (Palawan Productions)
  • 61iVKeO1W0L._SX679_  Zayn – Icarus Falls – (RCA Records)

My Sunday Song – “Sunset Station” by Jorn Lande

For My Sunday Song #118, I am going to highlight “Sunset Station” by Jorn Lande. I know most people in the U.S. probably aren’t familiar with Jorn and that is a shame.  Jorn Lande is a Rock/Metal singer from Norway and has been in bands such as Ark, Millenium and Vagabond.  However, I came to know him thanks to Melodicrock.com and his solo work as well as with Power Metal band Masterplan.  I even highlighted him in a post way back in my early days on this blog (check it out – Jorn Lande).

One of my favorite songs by Mr. Lande is “Sunset Station” off his 2nd solo album called ‘Worldchanger’.  The album was released back in 2001 and really stood out for me (not in that year – I came across it a few years later).  This song in particular jumped out of the speakers and grabbed hold of me.

Jorn’s vocals are solid and a cross between David Coverdale of Whitesnake and Ronnie James Dio (both obvious influences on Jorn).  That alone was enough to catch my attention.  He sings with such power and lays it all out every time. Musically, it is loud, heavy and very melodic but more metal than melodic rock.   The guitar work is another attention grabber for me as it just screams and comes at you with blistering veracity.

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Jorn Lande – Artist Profile

Time for an update as he has released a new album, ‘Life on Death Road’, since I wrote this around a year ago…

My artist profile this time is on Norwegian rock vocalists, Jorn Lande.  He has a new album coming out on Friday and so I thought I would highlight his career.

His popularity here in the states is pretty much non-existent as I have never heard his songs on the radio.  I find this to be a travesty.  Radio here in the states is so bad now and pollutes our ears with such garbage that we miss out on so many great bands and artists from around the world.

Jorn live at Brewhouse - GöteborgJorn’s voice is so powerful and he could hold is own with some of the more well known vocalist out there.  When he sings, he does sound almost exactly like David Coverdale of Whitesnake.  And when he covers any Whitesnake song, the resemblance is uncanny.

My only negative on Jorn is his music videos.  I swear he looks like he is so angry with the camera and he looks like he is just screaming at it.  If you can get past that, the songs are awesome.

Jorn has been in so many bands, he is sort of a vocal nomad. The bands he has been in are Vagabond, The Snakes, Ark, Millenium. Beyond Twilight, Masterplan and Allen/Lande. My familiarity with him comes from 2 of his bands and his solo work.  So my focus will be strictly with those albums and songs.

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