Caps are for emphasis only.
No table of contents which means you have to
read the entire issue to find out everything that's happening.
to the latest edition of The Passing Parade, the aperiodical newsletter
from Think Tank Media. The big news this time is that the complete
studio catalog of Rocket Scientists -- with all bonus tracks and the
latest remastering -- is now available for legal download on iTunes and ReverbNation.
I'm also pleased to report that I will be playing in Pennsylvania with
my solo band, The Galactic Collective, at the Rites of Spring Festival,
aka ROSFest, on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (you can't say I didn't give you enough advance notice ;-). And as I mentioned last time,
please come see me on my Facebook
page. The latest news always seems to show up there first. And if you
want to get in touch, you can write to me there on
Facebook or simply email thethinker (at) thetank (dot) com anytime.
|Rocket Scientists complete studio works now on iTunes !!!|
Remasters of the first 3 albums + Looking Backward: The 2007 Sessions are UP!
I am delighted to announce that we finally have the complete Rocket Scientists studio catalog up on Apple iTunes and ReverbNation for your legal downloading pleasure! The Revolution Road and original (pre-remastered) version of Oblivion Days have both been available on iTunes for a while, but the the first two albums, Earthbound and Brutal Architecture, have never been available on iTunes ... until now! And of course, we have provided the remastered versions of these albums with all their bonus tracks from the 2007 Looking Backward box set. Even the original version of Oblivion Days has been replaced with the 2007 remastered version.
|Erik Norlander and The Galactic Collective at ROSFest 2011
After two amazing visits to The Rites of Spring Festival (with Rocket Scientists in 2007 and GPS in 2008), I am honored to have been invited to play the 2011 festival with my new solo band, The Galactic Collective. We will be playing the 5:00 - 7:00 PM slot on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Appearing with me will be Freddy DeMarco (g), Mark Matthews (b) and Nick LePar (d) as pictured below.
(TTMD-1054) Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective
2010 USA CD: $11.99 Buy Now
Download on iTunes and ReverbNation (indiv. tracks available)
Latest Release: Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective
|Videos from The Galactic Collective
We've posted four songs on YouTube so far including the new video for "Trantor Station" just uploaded recently. Here are the links to the available videos:
Fanfare for Absent Friends
After the Revolution
More to come!
|Remodeling at The Tank continues
We have continued our renovation project at www.thetank.com. Since the last newsletter, we have updated all of the album pages for Rocket Scientists, and we've begun updating the Lana Lane album pages with the few most recent albums already complete. We have ReverbNation mp3 players for every updated album page where you can hear every song in its entirety. Please stop by and have a look at what we're doing there. And our new pricing for the back catalog titles will continue to help you fill any gaps in your Erik Norlander, Lana Lane and Rocket Scientists collection without breaking the bank.
For the catalog titles, single CDs are $8.99, double CDs and DVDs are $11.99. Imports excluded but still discounted where possible. The behemoth Rocket Scientists - Looking Backward box set has been discounted as well.
|Lana Lane CD Editions Update
We have sold out of the last 2CD "thick case" Euro version of the Curious Goods Special Edition. The only remaining title in this Euro series is Lana's debut, the Love is an Illusion Special Edition. We have this one offered at the special price of $9.99. If you want to complete your collection of these 2CD thick case Euro editions, please act fast as our supply is really limited.
We also have some limited stock remaining of the Covers Collection Euro Digipak also priced at $9.99.
There is also a very special price of $6.99 for the Brazilian version of Project Shangri-La which is identical to the much more expensive Japanese version. Same tracks, same booklet (everything except the Obi band, of course).
Please visit the Think Tank Media web shop to find these and all of our titles.
|Downloand Free Bonus Tracks
No purchase required. Just enter your email address on Erik's page at ReverbNation to receive download links to several FREE bonus tracks. Currently there are 5 available: "Garden of the Moon - Long Version", from The Galactic Collective, and then 4 tracks from Live in St. Petersburg that appear on the DVD but not on the included CD (due to space limitations of the CD medium). Note that you will not receive any additional email -- only the light pestering of this same newsletter, The Passing Parade, which is published just a few times per year.
Where to download
My new album, The Galactic Collective, is now available at iTunes. And as I mentioned above, the complete studio catalog of Rocket Scientists is also now availabe on iTunes as individual download titles.
CD / DVD Availability
titles are also available at CDBaby.com. Just added at CDBaby: Rocket Scientists - Looking Backward and Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective! Note that sometimes the international shipping rates at CDBaby.com are better than what we can offer at thetank.com,
and so we encourage you to check out their prices if you are in
Southern or Eastern Europe, Central and South America, or any other
part of the world where our shipping prices seem too high.
In Europe, Think Tank Media titles are distributed by Bertus (Benelux) and Musea (France) and sold through Empire Music in Germany along with many other fine companies throughout Europe. Select Lana Lane titles are released on the Frontiers Records label in Italy.
In Japan, Think Tank Media titles are nationally released by Marquee, Inc. on their Avalon and Belle Antique labels http://www.marquee.co.jp
Our CDs and DVDs are also available for sale at Erik and Lana's live shows, so be sure to support independent music and purchase CDs for yourself and all your friends and family! Music is the gift that keeps on giving.
On the Web
Below is a list of just some of the places to find Erik Norlander, Lana Lane and Rocket Scientists info on the Internet.
Think Tank Media official web site and shop: http://www.thetank.com
Erik Norlander official web site: http://www.eriknorlander.com
Lana Lane official web site:
Erik Norlander Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Norlander/173884704355
Asia featuring John Payne Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ASIA.featuring.John.Payne
Asia featuring John Payne MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/asiafeaturingjohnpayneAsia featuring John Payne official web site: http://www.theasiaband.com
See you next time.
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