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3.03 | 21 ratings | 1 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Piétons (7:57)
2. Everything Must Change (6:25)
3. Back To The Factory (7:50)
4. Journey (A Real Elegant Gypsy) (4:29)
5. Heavy Treasure (8:53)
6. Just Because (5:35)

Total time 42:24

Bonus tracks on 1994 CD release:
7. Crackers (Live *) (9:36)
8. Burgers Blues (Intro) (Live *) (3:17)
9. Prima Donna (Live *) (5:17)
10. Sketches Of Pleasure (Live *) (11:10)

* Recorded 1993, Schauspielhaus Lelystad

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Akkerman / guitars (acoustic, elecric, synth), bass, percussion

- Marc van de Geer / keyboards (2-6)
- Dino Walcott / bass (5,6)
- Hans Waterman / drums (5,6)
- Willem Swikker / keyboards (7-10)
- Lesly Joseph / bass (7-10)
- Tom Dijkman / drums (7-10)

Releases information

Artwork: Michael Behr with Fiebak Leer (photo)

LP CBS ‎- CBS 25794 (1983, Netherlands)

CD EMI ‎- 7243 8324992 3 (1994, Europe) With 4 bonus Live tracks from 1993

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
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3 stars Through this album Jan Akkerman demonstrates his consistency in terms of musical approach where he chose jazz-rock as a platform and let the improvisation, not necessarily using guitar as main soloist, works on top of that platform. He proves it through the composition he crafted at the opening track "Pietons" where the basic platforms is so obvious in jazz-rock landscape. Well, not all of his albums in the same vein though.

As far as composition, I enjoy the fourth track "Journey (A Real Elegant Gypsy)" which initially presumed would be similar, musically, with Al Di Meola's. One really can sense his guitar style having listened to some of his albums. Other tracks "Back To The Factory" and "Just Because" demonstrate his virtuosities not only in playing his guitar strings but also in composing music under jazz-roxck vein.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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