Nelson has announced the U.S. release date of their new album Lightning Strikes Twice, which is billed as a sequel to their debut album After the Rain.
EMI / Frontiers Records USA / Stone Canyon Records will release the album in the U.S. on February 15, 2011.
To coincide with the new release and 20th Anniversary of After the Rain, EMI / Frontiers Records USA / Stone Canyon Records will also release twin (2) NELSON catalog albums: Before the Rain the demo collection of songs that secured their recording deal with Geffen Records in 1990 and Perfect Storm – After the Rain World Tour 1991 live concert album.
The North American release of the twin rare Nelson albums will be on February 15, 2011.
"Lightning Strikes Twice is the creative masterpiece Nelson has waited over 20 years to unveil," enthuses Gunnar Nelson. "It's given us the opportunity to resolve some unfinished business musically and artistically. American fans have waited long enough. We're thrilled the U.S. release is finally here."
"The forecast for 2011 is incredible with releasing three Nelson albums," adds Matthew Nelson. "We are thrilled to be releasing our new original Nelson album Lightning Strikes Twice in the United States. Plus, Nelson fans should enjoy the journey through the time capsule provided by these rare collectible albums - Before The Rain and Perfect Storm."
Musicians on Lightning Strikes Twice include:
Gunnar Nelson: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Matthew Nelson: Lead Vocals, Bass
With Special Guest Appearances by:
Gary Corbett: piano, keyboards
Brian Burwell: drums
David Morgan: piano, background vocals
Steve Lukather: guitar on "To Get Back To You"