Lana Lane - 2012 - Eldorado hotel
01 A Dream Full of Fire [8:25]
02 Maybe We'll Meet Again [5:39]
03 El Dorado [6:12]
04 Darkness Falls [5:12]
05 Hotels [3:40]
06 Believe [6:03]
07 Life of the Party [4:03]
08 Gone are the Days [6:23]
09 Moon God [5:08]
10 In Exile [11:43]
After a four-year break since her last album, Lana Lane is back with her most powerful release to date, "El Dorado Hotel."
The veteran symphonic rock diva delivers a 10-song tour-de-force of finely crafted original tracks in an audiophile production by husband/keyboardist, Erik Norlander.
"El Dorado Hotel" hosts Lane's usual broad spectrum of musical styles and genres with a cohesiveness that fans of the artist will recognize instantly.
The opener, "A Dream Full of Fire," is a new Lana Lane classic that blurs the line between prog metal and jazz stylings in a mélange that only she can deliver.
"Maybe We'll Meet Again" is a European-styled melodic AOR radio anthem blending classic rock with modern sensibilities.
The song, "El Dorado," is a Lana Lane epic with a soaring chorus reminiscent of her classic, "Queen of Ocean."
The robust "Darkness Falls" introduces an Irish folk style combined with a gothic metal element with its haunting choral vocals and arena-crafted chorus.
Then "Hotels" is an acoustic track that evokes jazz standards like "Autumn Leaves."
The tracks, "Believe," "Life of the Party," "Gone Are The Days" and "Moon God" add further threads to the "El Dorado Hotel" tapestry.
The album closes with the 11-1/2 minute opus, "In Exile" that producer Erik Norlander describes as a "vintage progressive rock epic." ??
Lana Lane's "El Dorado Hotel" is pure musical magic. Another wonderful display of her beautiful voice, with a unique clear tone that fits perfectly in these tunes.
Highly recomended !!
Lana Lane - vocals
Erik Norlander (AYREON) - keyboards, additional guitars, bass and programming
John Payne (ASIA) - harmony and choral vocals, mandolin
Mark McCrite (ERIK NORLANDER) - guitars, bass, choral vocals, programming
Bruce Bouillet (RACER X) - guitars?Neil Citron - guitars
Freddy DeMarco (ERIK NORLANDER) - guitars
Guthrie Govan - guitar
Don Schiff - NS/Stick
Mark Matthews - bass
Jay Schellen (ASIA) - drums