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Anneke Van Giersbergen Agua de Annique: Air album cover
3.97 | 42 ratings | 3 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Beautiful One (4:41)
2. Witnesses (4:16)
3. Yalin (3:23)
4. Day After Yesterday (3:42)
5. My Girl (4:14)
6. Take Care Of Me (2:42)
7. Ice Water (4:09)
8. You Are Nice ! (3:16)
9. Trail Of Grief (4:34)
10. Come Wander With Me (3:31)
11. Sunken Soldiers Ball (5:07)
12. Lost And Found (5:15)
13. Asleep (2:29)

Total Time: 51:19

Bonus track on 2008 double-LP release:
14. Notthemostprettygirl (3:14)

Line-up / Musicians

- Anneke van Giersbergen / vocals, piano, composer
- Joris Dirks / guitars, vocals
- Jacques de Haard / bass
- Rob Snijders / drums, vocals

- Kristin Fjellseth / vocals
- Timothy Conroy/ trumpet (4,11)
- Jon Anders Narum / rhythm guitar (5)
- Jeffrey Fayman / string arrangement (7)
- Heleen De Witte / flute (13)

Releases information

Artwork: Pim van Zanen with Mark Uyl (photo)

CD Agua Recordings ‎- ADA 001 (2007, Netherlands)

2xLP 't Vinyl Gilde ‎- VG 01 (2008, Netherlands) With a bonus track

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Agua de Annique: Air ratings distribution

(42 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Agua de Annique: Air reviews

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Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars The news that Anneke Van Giersbergen would leave The Gathering didn't surprise nor disappointed me much. The previous two Gathering albums had only shown their diminishing creative flows.

It had also seemed to me as if the vocals had become something of an afterthought. Even though Anneke was given centre stage, it sounded as if she had to write her vocal melodies on top of already pre-recorded music. It's something that isn't easy to pull off and it often led to contrived or repetitious vocals. No, vocal lines are best written strumming away on a guitar or sitting at the piano. And that's exactly how this album was approached. Of course it makes for a singer songwriter album, rather then having anything to do with prog or rock. All elements that made the Gathering progressive are stripped away.

Anyway, what Agua The Anique brings is short melancholic rock songs and ballads, catchy verse chorus tunes with the most basic of rock arrangements: drums, bass and one guitar. The music is written around the gripping vocal melodies and that approach produced a set of spontaneously flowing songs. So let's just take this at face value; this is a touching collection of songs that sounds like Anneke doing Kate Bush or Tori Amos in a rocky mood. I think it won't disappoint admirers of the Gathering, nor fans of melancholic rock such as Anathema, Antimatter or even Radiohead.

Even though there is a slight lull after the stunning opening tracks, the album picks up its momentum again from track 6 onwards. Most songs here are too good to be on such an obscure album. It's a shame really. This music is delightful, without pretension, sincere and catchy. This should be loved by the masses instead of just me and two other devotees.

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4 stars The sadness of the output of "Anneke" the band "The Gathering" was immense but incredibly good thing also happened, she set up another band. "Agua de Annique". Keeping the softness of the times of "The Gathering" with the sound traveler. This is not a copy, is a new band, original. "Anneke" can e ... (read more)

Report this review (#759334) | Posted by Vobiscum | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A gem is the first album by Agua de Annique. Beautiful voice, some jazz elements, more ``relax´´ than gathering. Beautiful One, is a great opener. The first single, Day Alter Yesterday, with a captive piano, is another highlight. My favorite from all is Sunken Soldiers Ball, its even epic. The s ... (read more)

Report this review (#165736) | Posted by JI10 | Saturday, April 5, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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