17-09-2021

Let's Pedal On..

Rival Schools, Trijntje Oosterhuis, André Hazes, Krokus, Doe Maar,Ro-D-Ys and Alan Parsons.

 

This week another set of fantastic releases: 

André Hazes' second album 'N Vriend as a limited edition of 1000 copies on blue coloured vinyl; The Look Of Love by Trijntje Oosterhuis for the first time on vinyl as a 15th anniversary limited edition of 1000 copies on turquoise coloured vinyl; The album Dirty Dynamite of Krokus as a limited edition of 1500 copies on translucent red vinyl; Hees van Ahoy of Doe Maar as a limited edition of 1000 copies on pink (lp 1) and green (lp 2) coloured vinyl; Ro-D-Ys' Earnest Vocation as a limited edition of only 500 copies on white coloured vinyl; finally, Alan Parsons' On Air is available on black vinyl.

In addition, we are releasing Pedals, the second and final studio album by post-harcode legends Rival Schools. A few facts about this release:

  • Did you know that Pedals was released ten years after their debut album 'United By Fate' was released, due to a (temporary) band breakup?
  • Rival School's drummer Sammy Siegler has also played in Limp Bizkit and Gorilla Biscuits.
  • Rival Schools wrote a third album, 'Found'. The album was initially written and recorded as the intended follow-up to 'United By Fate', but the band split up before completing the release and it was ultimately shelved.
  • The band was formed by frontman Walter Schreifels, who is also known as the frontman of hightly-influential Quicksand and Gorilla Biscuits.

Below, you will find a complete overview of all our releases this week.

KROKUS - DIRTY DYNAMITE

Dirty Dynamite is the seventeenth studio album from Swiss melodic hard rock/heavy metal band Krokus. The album was well received by critics, partly due to the surprising element of their Beatles cover of “Help”. The band origins from the seventies, and have since sold over 15 million records, toured the world and received gold and platinum discs in the US and Canada.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Includes a cover of the Beatles song “Help”
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl

 

RO-D-YS - EARNEST VOCATION

Earnest Vocation is the second and final studio album of the Dutch beat group Ro-D-Ys. The band started making music professionally in the late sixties and was well received within the Dutch psychedelic movement. Earnest Vocation was recorded with original singer Harry Rijnbergen.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Second and final album from Dutch Beat & Pop-rock band
  • Songs produced by in-demand producer Hans van Hemert (Q65, American Gypsy)
  • Part of the “Behind The Dykes presents A Dutch Psychedelic Rarity” series
  • Available on coloured vinyl for the first time
  • Limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on white vinyl
DOE MAAR - HEES VAN AHOY

De Nederlandse pop groep Doe Maar verovert al harten sinds eind jaren '70. Met invloeden uit de ska, punk en reggae ontstond er een eigen Nederpop geluid. Halverwege de jaren '80 kondigde de band het einde van Doe Maar aan, maar in November 1999 werd bekend dat de band weer samenkwam voor een eenmalige reünie. Dit resulteerde in maar liefst 16 shows in Ahoy Rotterdam. Deze optredens werden opgenomen en vormden het album Hees van Ahoy in 2000, het tweede live album van Doe Maar.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Klaphoes
  • Opnamen van de afscheidsconcerten in Ahoy 2000
  • Inclusief alle grote hits waaronder “1 Nacht Alleen”, “Smoorverliefd”, “Sinds 1 Dag Of 2 (32 Jaar)” & “De Bom”
  • Voor het eerst verkrijgbaar op vinyl
  • Gelimiteerde editie van 1000 genummerde exemplaren op roze (lp 1) & groen (lp 2) gekleurd vinyl
TRIJNTJE OOSTERHUIS AND METROPOLE ORKEST - THE LOOK OF LOVE

Trijntje Oosterhuis is one of Holland's best female vocalist, performing since 1994 together with her brother and producer Tjeerd. For her 2006 album The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach Songbook) she teamed up with the Award-winning American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach to perform his jazz standards. Classic songs “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”, “The Look Of Love”, “I Say A Little Prayer” and many more get the “Trijntje” touch. The Dutch Metropole Orkest provides the backing and is conducted by Vince Mendoza.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert with song lyrics, liner notes, credits and photos
  • Trijntje performs songs from the Burt Bacharach Songbook, including the jazz classics “Do You Know The Way To San Jose?”, “The Look Of Love”, “I Say A Little Prayer”, “ Walk On By”, “That's What Friends Are For”, “Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home)” and “This House Is Empty Now (featuring Burt Bacharach on piano)” a.o.
  • Available on vinyl for the first time
  • 15th anniversary edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on turquoise vinyl

 

ANDRE HAZES - N VRIEND

Los van een kerstalbum duurt het drie jaar en een nieuwe platenmaatschappij voordat Andre Hazes zijn tweede reguliere studioalbum uitbrengt. Dit album betekent de grote doorbraak voor de zanger en is slechts een kleine voorbode van wat er 25 jaar lang nog zal komen.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Hazes' tweede studio album met de hit singles “Wat Is Dan Liefde”, “Het Is Koud Zonder Jou” en meer liedjes
  • Voor het eerst verkrijgbaar op gekleurd vinyl
  • Speciale André Hazes 70 jaar sticker op plastic hoes
  • Gelimiteerde en individueel genummerde editie van 1000 stuks op blauw vinyl

 

 

RIVAL SCHOOLS - PEDALS

Pedals is the second studio album from post-hardcore band Rival Schools, released 10 years after their debut record United by Fate was first released. Where United by Fate was an album often ready to burst at the seams with energy, Pedals shows a more matured and controlled feel, even somewhat experimental at moments with bass tones and frequent use of acoustic guitars and distortion effects.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes an insert
  • Limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on translucent red vinyl
ALAN PARSONS - ON AIR

On Air is the second solo release by Alan Parsons following the split of The Alan Parsons Project. One of the creative forces was APP long-time guitarist Ian Bairnson. The concept of the album revolves around the history of airborne exploration.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Deluxe gatefold jacket with leather laminate finish
  • Insert with lyrics and pictures
  • Featuring the singles “Brother Up In Heaven”, “So Far Away”, “Fall Free” & “Apollo”
  • Vocals by Eric Stewart, Neil Lockwood, Steve Overland, Christopher Cross, Graham Dye, Peter Beckett
  • Black vinyl

17-09-2021