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A touch of class - Second edition

A touch of class
"Second edition" of the DVD originally released in 2006. Includes a bonus CD with 5 of the tracks from the DVD..

Year:  2011
Media:  DVD
Label: Gonzo
Release no: HST072DVD
Manufactured: UK


Musicians: Jan Akkerman
Dino Walcott
Hans Waterman
Marc van der Greer
Producer: n/a
Engineer: n/a
Studio: n/a


A touch of class
DVD features Jan and his band live in London in late 1983, during the period of the Roland Synth guitars, covering mostly tracks from the album "Can't stand the noise".

Gonzo Multimedia promotion text:

Jan Akkerman was already a major music figure in his native Holland when He formed Focus with keyboard player Thijs van Leer in 1970. Focus would go on to massive worldwide success during the early seventies playing sell out concerts and recording hugely successful albums. Akkerman however became restless and left the band in 1976 opting for a solo career and occasional collaborations, which is pretty much how he continues to this day. The material featured on this DVD is almost exclusively taken from two albums - Jan's then current offering ' Can't Stand Noise ' and ' Tabernakel ' - the first album of five solo albums Akkerman released with Atlantic Records throughout the 70's. The performance was captured at a specially arranged concert for television at The Venue in 1983 and since the original broadcast has rarely been seen. The production not only features highlights of the performance at the Venue but also Jan in conversation discussing his music There is also footage of Jan playing the lute so as to illuminate the breadth of a talent still held out as one of the world’s finest. Somewhat understandably included within the film is the reference point of BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test footage of Akkerman playing Sylvia and Hocus Pocus with Focus in 1973. Also included as a bonus feature is a performance from Dutch television some 18 months later to show Akkerman masterfully revisiting the tunes ' Pietons ' and ' Just Because ' on an updated version of the then new midi synth guitar. Unavailable for some time this reissue will be warmly received by the still substantial Jan Akkerman fan base and fans of fine guitar. Comes with a bonus audio CD.



Tracks: Britannia
Heavy treasure
Sylvia
Hocus Pocus
Streetwalker II
Just because
Everything must change
A galliard by Anthonie Holbourne
Pietons

Bonus tracks:
Pietons
Just because
A fool for your stockings

CD tracks
Heavy treasure
Streetwalker II
Just because
Everything must change
Pietons


Unique identifier: 758

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