Frontiers Records has announced the release of two separate JORN records entitled "Unlocking The Past" and "The Gathering" on January 27, 2007.
The concept behind this dual release is to satisfy the fans' request for more material and to make some of Jorn's earlier work more available.
"With 'The Gathering'," the Norwegian hard rock vocalist says, "I'm removing dust from some of my earlier recordings because I believe some of these songs deserve a second chance in history. Some tracks have been rerecorded from scratch, simply because I felt they would sound better with new arrangements and approach. Others have been remixed and have this way been given a 'face lift' due to the fact that the original recordings didn't sound that great productionwise. All songs have been digitally mastered by my good friend Tommy Hansen and I hope that this album will please my old as well as my newer fans."
"Unlocking the Past" includes some previously unreleased cover songs that were originally considered to be "leftovers" or additional bonus tracks for previous JORN albums. Many of them were never included on any official release. Some brand new covers were also recorded specifically for this CD. Dust has been brushed from these recordings; the remix of "Burn", "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (which originally appeared on JORN's solo debut album "Starfire"), and the remastered version of "On and On" (which was supposed to appear on a MILLENIUM covers album a few years back), complete the track listing of the album.
"I'm very excited about releasing these songs from the treasure chest," Jorn says.
The track listing on the two albums will be as follows:
"Unlocking the Past"
01. On And On (MSG)
02. Fool For Your Loving (WHITESNAKE)
03. Cold Sweat (THIN LIZZY)
04. Lonely Is The Word/Letters From Earth (BLACK SABBATH)
05. Burn (DEEP PURPLE)
06. Feel Like Making Love (BAD COMPANY)
07. Kill The King (RAINBOW)
08. Perfect Strangers (DEEP PURPLE)
09. Naked City (KISS)
10. The Day The Earth Caught Fire (CITY BOY)
01. Something Real
02. Gonna Find The Sun
03. Bridges Will Burn
04. Young Forever
05. Tungur Knivur
06. One Day We Will Put Out The Sun
07. Sunset Station
09. Gate Of Tears
10. House Of Cards
11. My Own Way
13. Abyss Of Evil
14. Where The Winds Blow