Self-produced and playing most of the instruments themselves, LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE finds twin rockers/frontmen Matthew and Gunnar Nelson seamlessly picking up where they left off with their multi-platinum debut AFTER THE RAIN (featuring the #1 single, "Can't Live Without Your Love And Affection."
Gunnar Nelson commented, "This is by far the best Nelson record ever made. Ever. Was it worth its 20 years in the making? Check it out and decide for yourself - but I know for me, on every level it was." Matthew Nelson added, "We set out to make a brand new classic rock record - and the critics in Europe have assured us that our mission's accomplished." Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto makes a guest solo appearance on the song "To Get Back to You."
BEFORE THE RAIN features the 18 songs that secured Nelson their recording deal with Geffen Records, the original demo recordings that caught the attention of the label in 1989. The album documents the story of their five year musical journey leading up to their multi-platinum debut. Matthew wrote the detailed liner notes.
PERFECT STORM - AFTER THE RAIN WORLD TOUR 1991, a live concert album, also contains reminisces from Matthew.
The name Nelson has always been synonymous with entertainment in America. Matthew and Gunnar follow grandfather Ozzie and father Rick's vision of connecting with people and audiences through all forms of media.