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Heartware

Heartware
This was recorded two years after the FOCUS album with Thijs van Leer and follows many of the themes. JA makes heavy use of his Roland guitar synths.

Year:  1987
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Sky Dancer
Release no: JA LP 007
Manufactured: Holland


Musicians: Jan Akkerman (Guitars, Bass, Synths, MIDI interfaces)
Ton Dijkman (drums)
Michael Peet (bass)
Producer: Jan Akkerman
Engineer: Mike van Dalm, Volkmar Grobbe, Riel Toering
Studio: Commodore Studio, Zelheim


Heartware
This was recorded two years after the FOCUS album with Thijs van Leer and follows many of the themes. The opening track is an interpretation of "Bach-one-turbo-overdrive" which appeared on the FOCUS album. Jan employs a battery of guitars (Gibson Les Paul. Framus Jan Akkerman, Roland 300 & 700, Valdez etc) and effects to create keyboard sounds and even kettle drums, with the result that this album is full of energy with some of Jan's fastest guitar playing.

The instrument list!
Anno Galama 'Les Paul' guitar
Arturo Valdez acoustic guitar
Framus 'J.A.' guitar
Gibson 6 string bass
Roland GR 300 guitar synth
Roland GR 700 guitar synth
Roland GK 1 Guitar controller
Roland GM 70 midi converter
Roland MKS-20 sound module
Roland MKS-70 sound module
Roland Super JX keyboard
DDr 30-Linn-Tr 505 rhythm module
Kitty Hawk & Session amps


Tracks: My pleasure
Just because, so
Lost and found
Heartware
Winterborn lyric
Lonely street of dreams
Firenze


Unique identifier: 282

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Sorting code: 002-33-1987-heartware-1987