Audio samples of all the songs that will appear on "Symphonic"
, the very special album from Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande
, can be streamed at MelodicRock.com
. The CD will be released on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America via Frontiers Records
is not a proper new album, but rather a selection of tracks taken from Jorn
's previous studio releases, which have been carefully selected by the Norwegian singer himself and painstakingly remixed in order to add a grandiose classical orchestra arrangement to the existing hard rock structure.
"I didn't want to choose the most obvious Jorn
songs, as I didn't want this album to come out as a typical 'best-of' release," explains the former MASTERPLAN
frontman. "Some songs that are not too typical in a Jorn
context, were chosen simply because some great songs often tend to be forgotten and therefore deserve a second chance."
Tracks like "I Came to Rock"
, "Burn Your Flame"
and "Behind The Clown"
are presented in a very intriguing and different new dressing, which enhances the variety and depth of Jorn
's classic songwriting and performance style. In Jorn
's words: "'I Came To Rock'
might now even remind the listener of a Broadway musical, not coming from a heavy rock band like Jorn
. The new version of 'Behind The Clown'
shows how much as a young boy I have been fascinated by Kate Bush
. 'Burn Your Flame'
instead came out really fresh and different, compared to the original version on 'Spirit Black'
from 2009." "Symphonic"
also includes a previously unreleased track: a cover version of DIO
's "Rock And Roll Children"
"I hope you will enjoy the album and maybe you will even rediscover some songs you had forgotten…" concludes Jorn
01. I Came To Rock
02. Rock And Roll Children
03. The World I See
04. Burn Your Flame
05. Man Of The Dark
06. My Road
07. Time To Be King
08. Black Morning
09. Like Stone In Water
10. Vision Eyes
11. War Of The World
12. Behind The Clown
13. A Thousand Cuts
14. The Mob Rules"I Came To Rock"
audio sample:"Rock And Roll Children"
audio sample:"Man Of The Dark"