Symphonic rock vocalist Lana Lane has just completed a new, stylized covers albums for release this winter entitled Gemini. It has been a tradition in Japan for Lana to release a 'specialty album' every two years. Lana, along with producer / keyboardist / husband Erik Norlander, started with the Lana Lane Ballad Collection in 1998, then continued with Ballad Collection 2 (2000), Covers Collection (2002) and Winter Sessions (2004). Now for 2006, Lana continues this excellent tradition for the winter season with Gemini. Gemini is an album of classic rock covers from the 60s and 70s featuring the backing musicians Vinny Appice (d), Tony Franklin (b), George Lynch (g), Mark McCrite (g, v) and Erik Norlander (k) along with Kelly Keeling providing additional duet and harmony vocals. Gemini is the astrological symbol for twins, and since this is Lana's second album of all covers, the album carries the theme of 'two' throughout. Lana recorded two songs by each classic rock artist for this release: a pair of songs each originally recorded by Cream, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Heart, Jefferson Airplane and Foreigner. Of particular note is Lana's 'Pink Moon Suite' that combines the song 'Johnny Moon' -- originally recorded by Heart -- with songs from most of 'side one' of Pink Floyd's landmark 'Dark Side of the Moon' album.
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