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3.36 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1982

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Old Tennis Shoes (11:30)
2. Come Closer (7:50)
3. Funkology (11:50) :
- Baby Start
- One Way
- Free
4. It Could Happen To You (Free Together) (5:25)

Total time 36:35

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Akkerman / guitars (acoustic electric & synth), composer & producer

- Kenneth Knudsen / keyboards
- Pablo Nahar / bass (3-a)
- Ole Theil / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Kees Tabak (photo)

LP Polydor ‎- 2374 210 (1982, Germany)

CD Maximal ‎- M 1186084 (1986, Germany) New cover

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JAN AKKERMAN It Could Happen To You ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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Review by Gatot
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3 stars For those of you who enjoy jazz-rock fusion combined with vintage or classic rock guitar style, you will definitely love this album by Jan Akkerman. Take the opening track "Old Tennis Shoes" (11:30), you will enjoy the track right from beginning to end of the track. It llays the music on top of slow rhythm section in practically constant style and the guitar solo really something that makes it a good choice for you to stay with this track until the end. Akkerman's guitar style demonstrates excellent manouvres as the music is progressing in slow-paced style that you might refer it like blues music.

In Funkologi (it's a good title isn't it?) you will find the combined ambient music with stunning guitar work and sound effects. The guitar works that starts attacking the music in sort of background work seems like hiding behind the basslines and ambient sound. The intro part does not reflect any typical jazz-rock fusion music. As the music flows into second movement there is an apparent rhythm section that features nice guitar work, solid basslines and soaring keyboard sounds and its effects. It's really enjoyable.

Overall, it's a very good album by Jan Akkerman. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Latest members reviews

3 stars It could happen to you is another jazz-rock/ fusion album from Jan. It was recorded with Danish musicians and Jan found Polydor willing to bring the album out. It failed to reach the Dutch albumcharts and Jan could look for another recordcompany. The music on the album is good, i think it's h ... (read more)

Report this review (#276864) | Posted by Rolf Bos | Thursday, April 8, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars With It Could Of Happened To You the legendary Focus guitarist stays on target and true to form. Some Eighties elements creep in, but Jan puts them to good use. This includes some very creative use of a drum machine, believe it or not! Akkerman incorporates eighties technology wisely, and ... (read more)

Report this review (#95351) | Posted by vingaton | Saturday, October 21, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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