The music for the second Album and two of the three cooperations is finished.  Dutch hard rock singer Stan Verbraak took care of the track 'White Lightning' while singer Amariia, who also features on the first Album, will record her vocals mid November for 'Got a Loving Fire'. The music for all the projects can be found on the 'Tracks' page here on the website. The preliminary release date for the Album is on the 10th of December this year. 

The playlist for the album, titled '2020' is:

 1 - Lockdown 05:40
 2 - Got a Loving Fire feat. Amariia 04:17
 3 - Jeff are you Beck?

 4 - But it Matters 03:41
 5 - Wonders of the World 04:30
 6 - White Lightning feat. Stan Verbraak 03:41
 7 - Groovy 06:07
 8 - Life as it is 07:26
 9  - Beat the Logic feat. Emily V 03:14
10 - The Thunberg Effect 05:55
11 - Star 08:59


Total time: 57:27 

Mastering was done in Kyiv, Ukraine in the studio from Ivan Luzan

Violinist Emily V  from California recorded the violin parts for 'Beat the Logic'. She did a great job and you will hear the results when '2020' is out. 

In the mean time LTJ is working on music for the third CD. 'World on Fire, originally intended for the second Album, will appear now on the third Album.

 

The Prog piece titled 'Jeff are you Beck?' went live on the 28th of October. The piece is a track with nine movements and a tribute to master guitarist Jeff Beck. It is the most recent track that will be included on the new album. 

 

The video for the project that deals with the Covid-19 Crisis called 'Lockdown' was published on Saturday April 25, 2020 on the website, the Long Tall J You Tube Channel and on Facebook. 

For the project called 'But it Matters!' a video was produced by Mel Melcer that went live June the 25th. The project deals with the year 2020, mainly focussing on the anti-racism protests.

Strutter Magazine posted a review of Albatross.

Prog Magazine, that monthly prints about 18000 copies, has included the track 'Epic' from the album 'Albatross' on their free CD that comes with the magazine. Issue Nr. 108, April 2020. You can buy the back issue on line.