In their 30. year as recording artists LAVA is celebrating the event with the double live album "Symphonic Journey". Special guests is The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK). The title "Symphonic Journey" indicates that the album has an orchestral and symphonic twist to it. The album also comes with a bonus DVD which is a complete concert where LAVA performs at Oslo Jazz Festival at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo. On stage you will se the normal line up extended with trumpet player Marius Haltli.
On the CD LAVA featuring KORK performs a wide range of the band's hits in new versions. Tracks like "You", "Shine a Little Light", "Hard Times", "Journey" and "The Rhythm Of Love", sounds airy and grand. Synths and samples are replaced by live strings, brass and woodwinds, timpani, glockenspiel and harp. Song material is taken from all of the band's 7 studio albums.
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – After traveling and touring the world for 30 years, including the tours as a backing band and opening act for soul diva Randy Crawford, it was natural for us to celebrate our 30 years as a band releasing a live CD/DVD, says Rolf Graf, LAVA’s bassplayer.
Working as session- and touring musicians for other artist, LAVA is our playing ground where we can investigate our own ideas, says singer Egil Eldøen. The musicians have separately or together worked with other Norwegian pop profiles as a-ha, Secret Garden, Sissel Kyrkjebø among more.
Both the CD featuring The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and the concert with only the band line up, is recorded at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo. The album is produced by Svein Dag Hauge and Rolf Graf. Orchestral producer is Halldor Krogh. The CD is recorded by NRK, and mixed by Hauge and Graf at Stua Studio (Hauges studio). The DVD is filmed by Medianor by Gunnar Hoaas, and is region free. This means you can watch it in all kinds of DVD-players all around the world.