Jorn - Releasing Retrospective Album In January

Frontiers Records has announced the release of a special album from Jorn entitled Symphonic on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America. Symphonic features a selection of tracks taken from Jorn's previous studio releases, which have been selected by the Norwegian singer himself and remixed in order to add a classical orchestra arrangement.

The album also includes an unreleased track, a cover version of Dio's "Rock 'n' Roll Children". You can listen to a sample of that song and two others over here.

The Norwegian singer explains: "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. 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."

"'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. I hope you will enjoy the album and maybe you will even rediscover some songs you had forgotten..."

Symphonic tracklist:

01. I Came To Rock
02. Rock 'n' Roll Children [Dio cover]
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

Band profile: Jorn
Posted: 05.12.2012 by BloodTears


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05.12.2012 - 15:12
Hmm... very interesting. I'm glad to see some additions like Vision Eyes and Like Stone In Water, but it's not surprising to see War of the World and Man of the Dark. Additionally, six of these songs are from his latest album Bring Heavy Rock To The Land... that album has barely been out six months and now it's getting this treatment. I don't get it. Meanwhile, there's no songs from Starfire, Worldchanger, The Duke, only two from Out to Every Nation and one from Spirit Black. Hardly seems "retrospective." Oh well.
21.12.2012 - 16:12

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