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