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Norway's the Shining specialize in a genre-hopping prog-jazz style that is part bop, part experimental composition, part rock, and might even be called jazz-metal, although specific labels have a hard time sticking firmly to this intriguing quartet. The group morphed out of the ten-piece Jaga Jazzist ensemble, which the Shining's main man, multi-instrumentalist Jørgen Munkeby, joined when he was only 16 years old. With former Jaga keyboardist Morten Qvenild, the Shining recorded Sweet Shanghai Devil for Jazzland/Universal and Where the Ragged People Go for bp Records before moving to the newly formed label Rune Grammaphon for 2005's In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster. Qvenild left the group, largely to concentrate on new projects with Susanna & the Magical Orchestra (Qvenild pretty much being the entire magical orchestra) following the release of the Kingdom album, and was replaced by another former Jaga keyboard player, Andreas Schei. Session drummer Torstein Lofthus and bassist Morten Strøm joined Munkeby and Schei for 2007's Grindstone, which was also released by Rune Grammaphon. ~ Steve Leggett
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  1.   Song
  2.   The Madness and the Damage Done
  3.   Last Day
  4.   The One Inside
  5.   Framtidsutsikter
  6.   The Last Stand by Shining
  7.   Omen
  8.   Vilja & Dr
  9.   I Won't Forget
  10.   The Hurting Game
  11.   Off the Hook
  12.   Walk Away
  13.   Fisheye
  14.   Today by Julian Beeston
  15.   21st Century Schizoid Man
  16.   My Dying Drive
  17.   Den Påtvingade Tvåsamheten
  18.   Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna
  19.   Människotankens Vägglösa Rum
  20.   Exit Sun
  21.   Blackjazz Deathtrance
  22.   Besök Från I (Ho) Nom
  23.   How Your Story Ends
  24.   Healter Skelter
  25.   Paint the Sky Black
  26.   Blackjazz Rebels
  27.   Goretex Weather Report
  28.   REDRUM
  29.   Romani
  30.   Perdurabo
  31.   Aleister Esplains Everything
  32.   31=300=20 (It Is By Will Alone I Set My Mind In Motion)
  33.   Where Death Comes To Cry
  34.   The Smoking Dog
  35.   Magazine RWRK
  36.   You Can Try the Best You Can
  37.   Stalemate Longan Runner
  38.   Psalm
  39.   ... .--.-. ....
  40.   The Red Room
  41.   Moonchild Mindgames
  42.   To Be Proud of Crystal Colors is To Live Again
  43.   Winterreise
  44.   In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster
  46.   Fight Dusk With Dawn
  47.   1:4:9
  48.   Aleister Explains Everything
  49.   RMGAN

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