On the sunny day of april 7th 2013 Jorn Lande was officially appointed “Prince of the Sun” by the mayor of his city of birth, Rjukan, in Telemark, Norway. The Prince and his entourage arrived at the town square stage after being part of a long royal style cortege through the streets of Rjukan.
The ceremony was held in front of several thousand people at the town square.
"The rock world already has it's "Prince of darkness", now it also has a "Prince of the Sun"" - the newly appointed prince Jorn proclaimed in his speech to the people.
The city of Rjukan is famous for this annual celebration every spring, marking the day the sun returns – meaning that it is high enough on the sky to reach Rjukan and its residents in the deep valley.
The classic Jorn album from 2008 "Lonely Are The Brave" will be released on vinyl this spring.Release date is set to May 13th, and the LP will be available as limited edition only.This is great news for all you collectors of vinyl, "Lonely Are The Brave" contains some essential Jorn classics with a sound that is screaming to be played on your record player.
I am deeply sorry to hear that once again cancer has taken a great man and musician away from us.
I've had the great pleasure of working with Jon Lord, and during the time we spent together he showed himself as a true gentleman, and a focused and dedicated musician.
He was an understanding and kind person to be around.
I have one treasured memory from when we did some interviews together; a journalist asked Jon if he thought it was very obvious that Jorn Lande had been influenced by 70's era singers,
and Jon Lord’s earlier fellow musicians. Jon’s answer was: “ influenced maybe, but Jorn has developed his own uniqe sound and singing technique".
To hear this coming from Jon, one of my heroes in music, was a great recognition and it made me very proud and humble.
- A special album will be released January 25th (2013) in Europe, and January 22nd in North America
"It was a spontaneous idea that is now put to life, as I thought it would be interesting to hear how some selected Jorn recordings would sound with a classical orchestral arrangement.
The classical arrangements were added to the already existing studio versions, but some songs were remixed to give more room for the orchestra. I didn't want to choose the most obvious Jorn songs, as I didn't want this album to come out as a typical "best of" release.