Adventure - Tales of Belle, Part 1 – Across The Ocean (CD)
This is an Apollon Records release.
The mid-Norwegian six-piece, Adventure, spent most of 2020 and early parts of 2021 writing and recording new material. Various lockdowns had its impact, making it hard for the band to work together. While searching for issues to write lyrics about, a friend of the band suggested to write about Belle Gunness. And so they did…
Belle Gunness, born Brynhild Paulsdatter Størset in 1859, grew up in very poor conditions in the parish of Selbu near Trondheim. She emigrated to the USA in 1881. Before vanishing in 1908, she became one of the worst serial killers the world has seen. Local expertise on Belle Gunness’ life was consulted in the process of writing the lyrics.
Tales of Belle, Part 1 – Across The Ocean features 11 of the songs written and recorded for this project. Thematically, this album deals with Belle’s life in Norway, her emigration, and settling down in Chicago. Musically, Adventure is still exploring the golden era of 70s symphonic hard rock, mixing in proggy and folky elements. The guitar and Hammond organ drive is still there, so is the multipart harmony vocals, and it’s all underpinned by a solid foundation of bass and drums.
- Hell’s Belle
- The Journey Begins
- Too Far
- Come Join Me
- Haunted Wedding
- First Marriage
- Rumours Say
- The Last Goodbye
Release Date: April 16, 2022
Cat. No.: ARP055CD