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Again, another contender for teh album of 2010 if not one of the albums of 2010 :)

 

Agreed, I'm listening to the samples on the site this one is most definately getting purchased. My top pick for 2010 so far has to be RATT.

 

Nelson just played an incredible set here at Firefest.

That RATT album sure roxx & I think it's thier best album :)

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Lots of new NELSON stuff coming. I just recieved promos for 2 more NELSON releases besides the new album. They are "Before The Rain" which is 18 tracks. The other is NELSON - Perfect Storm - After the Rain World Tour 1991. 15 tracks.

 

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The phenomenal success of NELSON’s 1990 debut LP “After The Rain” was literally a dream come true, but it did not happen overnight and it wasn’t an accident. The recordings included in “Before the Rain” document the hard work that stood behind that album. “Before the Rain” tells the story of twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson and their musical journey to reach the Rock N’ Roll Promised Land.

NELSON was conceived and realized as a vocal and melody heavy hit song oriented hard rock band with pop leanings and it took them not less than five exhaustive years for the giving shape to “After The Rain”, from 1986-1990.

In 1986, after writing songs with Dweezil Zappa for his debut LP “My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Momma” and writing and recording the title cut for the film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” under the band name Power Tool, the Matthew and Gunnar Nelson decided they needed to hone their songwriting craft and learn from experts. They started with writer/producer Jack Ponti in New Jersey and recorded the songs they wrote that year with friends that eventually became the band Skid Row. Next, they journeyed to Australia to collaborate with Little River Band’s hit writer Graham Gobel and other writers for two months Down Under. A subsequent 3 month stay in the UK to write with hit makers Adrian Gurvitz and Argent’s Russ Ballard followed.

 

Though elements from those experiences and sessions would wound up in later attempts, Nelson finally hit musical pay dirt writing songs in a bedroom in Pacific Palisades California and recorded them in a 16-track demo studio in a converted garage in the San Fernando Valley with an unknown writer/producer named Marc Tanner.

 

The results are what you can hear now on “Before the Rain”. These are the original demonstration recordings that caught the attention of A&R legend John Kalodner in late 1989 and scored Nelson a recording contract with Geffen/DGC Records which led to eventual sales of more than 3,000,000 copies of “After The Rain” and all that followed, including a World tour with over 300 concerts.

NELSON live line-up was even overqualified for the job. With some incredible virtuoso musicians such as Bobby Rock on drums, Brett Garsed on guitar, Paul Mirkovich on Keys and vocals and the addition of Joey Cathcart on vocals and second lead guitar, what you got was 4 part harmony, stellar musicianship, veteran showmanship, twin frontmen, and most importantly - great songs. Nelson played venues ranging in size from 1,200 to 60,000 seats between 1990-1992 from New York to Tokyo, sharing the stage with some great other bands and had some great openers, including House Of Lords, Tyketto, Enuff Z’nuff, Cinderella and Lynch Mob.

 

Amazingly and sadly, throughout the 3 year phenomenon of “After The Rain”, none of the tour’s concerts were ever filmed in their entirety. “Perfect Storm” is all that remains to document the height of NELSONMANIA for posterity. If you were there you are sure to remember how you felt that night experiencing the “After The Rain” tour in person. If you weren’t, you can be back there now.

 

The right components for success, the right cast of characters, the best fans, everything converging at the right place and time.... NELSON’s After The Rain World Tour was “The Perfect Storm”.

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Also Nelson handed out a sampler at Firefest limited to 50 copies.

 

Here's the tracklisting:

 

Love and Affection

After the Rain

More Than Ever

Only Time Will Tell

Two Heads are Better than One

Too Many Dreams

All Shook Up

Won't Walk Away

Cross My Broken Heart

We Don't Own This World

Action

Do You Believe in Religion?

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Pretty Woman

It's All About You

A Girl Like That

Invisible Man

Love and Affection (2010)

 

Some goodies on there and a nice complilation for free definitely.

 

I dont think "Invisible Man" is available anywhere else.

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Heard a few tracks from the newie last night and I can say I'm very impressed. Definitely a lot in common with the debut. The first song was especially great.

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I'm surprised with that free sampler Nelson didn't include one of their Dad's songs redone.

I've noticed a lot more bands are doing that exclusive content for different stores thing. I was in Wallyworld (walmart) a month ago and checked out the CDs. They have a Walmart exclusive Orianthi EP CD. For you Orianthi fans, you know she had her american album Believe, then she released Believe II with the same songs as the first on it plus about four or five new ones. The Walmart EP CD has just the four new songs on it.

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I'm just listening to it at the moment and its certainly lived up to expectations.

Probably a little rockier than after the rain, but certainly cut from the same cloth.

Ready, willing and able, has a great guitar solo at the end and even has the word fuck used in the lyrics, and I would defy anyone to say these guys do not rock after listening to tracks like this.

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I've only played this once and it sounds pretty good to me. "You're All I Need Tonight" is a pretty clear stand-out, alongside "When You're Gone" - as the most melodic tunes - but it's all generally of pretty high quality. Frankly it's not really "ATR Pt.2" as it's not really a whole lot different to a slightly heavier & more electric version of "Because They Can", plus the harmonies are a little too far down in the mix. Worth getting IMO but not really anything to trouble "ATR" or "Life" in their own catalogue, or FIRST SIGNAL / TREAT / UNRULY CHILD / H.E.A.T in this years honours list...

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I've only played this once and it sounds pretty good to me. "You're All I Need Tonight" is a pretty clear stand-out, alongside "When You're Gone" - as the most melodic tunes - but it's all generally of pretty high quality. Frankly it's not really "ATR Pt.2" as it's not really a whole lot different to a slightly heavier & more electric version of "Because They Can", plus the harmonies are a little too far down in the mix. Worth getting IMO but not really anything to trouble "ATR" or "Life" in their own catalogue, or FIRST SIGNAL / TREAT / UNRULY CHILD / H.E.A.T in this years honours list...

 

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:rofl2:!!!!!!

 

Here I was wondering why I was even bothering to read a Nelson thread cuz the band does nothin' for me... but this made it worth it. Thanks G.J. :beerbang:

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Spun this all over the weekend and it has grown on me a little, although I am still a little disappointed in it to be honest. As I am feeling generous, I will give it an 85%, although It was an 83% before Lukather pulled off the great solo on 'To Get Back To You'.

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After the first spin I'm not yet totally convinced either. And I can't help myself, but some of the tracks sound like Mikael Erlandsson or Last Autumn's Dream.

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