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THE GALACTIC COLLECTIVE: DEFINITIVE EDITION

Erik Norlander

 

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4.02 | 3 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
4 stars Space: 1999

If you already have the original 2010 studio release of The Galactic Collective as well as the excellent The Galactic Collective Live In Gettysburg concert DVD and 2CD set, this "definitive edition" DVD and 2CD set is really only a valuable addition if you are a fan or collector. What you get here that the original studio album did not already include is a new audio-only cover version of Space: 1999 (a tune that Norlander first recorded for Rocket Scientists' Oblivion Days album), a couple of alternate versions of tracks appearing on the main album, and lots of video interviews. Also on the DVD we can see Norlander and his band performing the songs in the studio. While this is interesting, it is not nearly as interesting as it was seeing them perform live on the Live In Gettysburg DVD. The interviews and studio performances are good, but not something that I will watch more than once or twice.

My advice is therefore to first of all get the superb Live In Gettysburg DVD (see my five star review for further comments) and only thereafter to get either the original single CD studio album or this new definitive edition set. They are very good, but only hard core fans need both of them. Excellent music!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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