CD reissue. 2013 release. When Retrospective was released back in 2013 the worlds magazines turned their views towards this new band from Sweden. Is this a "super group" from Sweden featuring members from Pain of Salvation, Royal Hunt, Evergrey? Apart from musicians that was familiar faces from the prog scene Astrakhan was fronted by Sweden's best vocalist - Alex Lycke. Alex experience from the international world of musicals was some-thing else than your regular rock singer. His deep, rich voice and stage presence is the reason he's been doing leading parts in Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Miss Saigon, Chess and Les Misérables all over Europe.