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A truly superb body of work.

In the rarefied world of coveted collectable cars there exists an elite niche of automotive alchemists who, upon taking an established classic such as the E-Type or 911, re-work the car's dynamics, streamline the styling and, naturally, add a liberal dose of extra horsepower – all at a price of course. Similarly, Jørn (Lande) revisits his irrepressible talent for re-imagining existing compositions on this, his second full volume of covers; his first being 2007's 'Unlocking The Past'. In contrast with that album's pure Hard Rock selection, 'Heavy Rock Radio's biggest surprises originate from some unexpectedly left-field choices.

Nestled amongst acts that are tailor-made for "Jørnification" sits... Kate Bush?! Believe it, as Jørn's vision of 'Running Up That Hill' is a melodic monster! By taking the skeletal structure of the original song and adding his own muscular bodywork Jørn transforms it into a biblical anthem. The surprises don't end there though, as album opener 'I Know There's Something Going On' was originally recorded by that legendary Rocker, ABBA's Frida! Again, Jørn makes it his own, adding a menacing, brooding vibe to the donor song's existing framework.

Other highlights include Jørn's take of the lesser-known Foreigner number 'Rev On The Red Line', which, if anything, motors along with more energy than the now-dated sounding 1979 original; likewise, were you to place a copy of Whitesnake's 'The Purple Album' in front of a set of speakers blasting out Jørn's version of 'Stormbringer', it would surely disintegrate like a cinematic vampire exposed to daylight.

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There's a distinct impression that, via his cover of Iron Maiden's 'The Final Frontier', Jørn is submitting his résumé to the British Metal institution should Bruce Dickinson choose to one day permanently trade his microphone for an airline captain's tannoy. 'Don't Stop Believin'' and 'Hotel California' are delivered with further consummate craftsmanship, though, due to their ubiquity, one can't help but feel that 'Separate Ways' and 'Life In The Fast Line' would have made more dynamic and discerning Journey and Eagles covers respectively.

Given Jørn's well-documented admiration for Ronnie James Dio, not to mention his plethora of previous covers from The Legend's back catalogue, 'Rainbow In The Dark' and Black Sabbath's 'Die Young' are handled with the love of an adoptive father and round off what is a truly superb body of work.

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