Earth And Fire was formed by Dutch brothers Chris and Gerard Koerts on guitar and keys respectively. The first classic line-up featured vocalist Manuela Berloth, who was later replaced by Jerney Kaagman with her recognizable voice, and included bass player Hans Ziech and drummer Ton van der Kleij.
After becoming the supporting act for Barry Hay's The Golden Earrings a crucial time arrived in their career, the George Kooymans' written "Seasons" provided Earth And Fire with their first hit and an album filled with own work followed.
"Ruby Is The One", "Wild And Exciting", "Storm And Thunder" and "Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight" and "Memories" were impressive and successful singles and cracked the Dutch Top 10. Following their philosophical lyrical albums they scored the biggest hit of their career with "Weekend" which not only scored big in the Netherlands but had similar results in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and other European countries. Next to the hits, there are a plethora of B side singles "Song Of The Marching Children", "Theme From Atlantis", the seven part "Excerpts From To The World Of The Future" and many more to be found on the double vinyl album.
The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music is a new Music On Vinyl series of compilation albums by Dutch bands that were not only ground-breaking and successful in the sixties and seventies in the Netherlands but also far beyond the Dutch borders. Each double album collects the most important original A sides and a selection of B side singles. Remastered audio for vinyl, redesigned artwork, including English liner notes and where possible the albums are completed with relevant album tracks.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Remastered audio for vinyl
- Most important A sides from their hit singles, amongst others "Seasons", "Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight", the hits "Storm And Thunder", "Memories", "Weekend" and a selection of B side singles like "Hazy Paradise", "Theme From Atlantis" and many more pop songs
Official website: www.goldenyearsofdutchpopmusic.nl