EUROPE guitarist John Norum is preparing to release his first-ever solo DVD, "Let It Shine - A Look Inside John Norum's Crazy Guitar World".
Not a traditional instructional DVD but "more of a song-oriented thing," as John described it, the effort is "a journey into his playing through some of his most famous guitar solos — played also slowly and described in the details for those who want to learn them — and through the description of his guitars and gears," according to a press release.
With a running time of 83 minutes, "Let It Shine - A Look Inside John Norum's Crazy Guitar World" includes an eight-page booklet for collectors with exclusive photos by Tallee Savage, and two bonus features containing behind-the-scenes footages and interviews with musician friends.
A limited number of copies will be signed by John, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Says Norum: "A while back, I decided to make an instructional DVD for guitar fans, so I started planning it and everything was going fine, but after a while, I felt that it was just getting way too technical for my personal taste. I'm more into 'If a solo has feeling and fits the song and sounds good, then it is good!' So I decided to start over and do more of a song-oriented thing instead, where I play solos from some of my favorite songs, talk about my gear and so on. And I think it came out great! It's loose and fun which is what guitar playing is all about!"
He continued: "In the meanwhile, I had a daughter and decided to put the DVD 'on ice' for a while and focus on my family and EUROPE, who has been very busy the last couple of years with albums and touring. But now I feel that the time is right to put this DVD out so you can see what it's like in my crazy guitar world ...ha."
"Let It Shine - A Look Inside John Norum's Crazy Guitar World" was produced by John Norum and Peer Stappe and filmed by Peer Stappe at Play Yard Studios and Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
Only the PAL version is available at the moment. While filling out the order form, choose between PAL and NTSC, but keep in mind that the NTSC version will be available approximately a month after the PAL release.
EUROPE recently entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2015's "War Of Kings" album.