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Jan Akkerman: From the basement

From the basement
1998 re-issue (originally released in 1984). 8 bonus tracks!

Year:  1998
Media:  CD album
Label: HUX
Release no: HUX012
Manufactured: UK

Musicians: Jan Akkerman (guitar & guitar-synth)
Hans Waterman (drums)
Pete Eisma (percussion)
Din Walcott (bass & vocal)
Freddy Cavalli (bass)

Studio: Spitsbergen Studios, Groningen

From the basement
1998 re-issue (originally released in 1984). 8 bonus tracks!

This is an interesting album which opens with a superb heavy metal instrumental (Headbanger), complete with keyboard accompaniment from Thijs van Leer no less, and then moves into a 14 minute reggae version of Bob Dylanís "All along the watchtower" after which comes a speed metal version of the old Brainbox song "Dark Rose".

This album was recorded by Jan Akkerman in 1984 which was important in that it highlighted a thaw in relations between Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer (he played synthesizer on the album) which led to the 1985 Focus album.

All tracks digitally remastered by Jan Akkerman.

Tracks 1-7 recorded in april 1984.

Tracks 8-15 recorded in January 1998.

Eight-page booklet features rare photographs and liner notes with an introduction from Jan Akkerman himself.

Tracks: Headbanger (Akkerman)
All along the watchtower (Dylan)
Dark Rose (Lux/Akkerman)
Wallenberg (Akkerman)
From the basement (Akkerman)
PCB chicken (Akkerman)
Status quo (Walcott/Akkerman)

Bonus tracks:
When I was a cocktail in a waitress bar (Muleta)
Ellington's way (Muleta)
She let me do what I want (Muleta/Cavalli)
Guitar synth opener (Muleta)
Cherubim & Sepharim (Muleta)
Pt. 1 (Guitar-Lead Answer!) (Muleta)
Pt. 2 (Guitar-Lead Question) (Muleta)
"No more parking"!!! (Muleta)

Unique identifier: 118

Sorting code: 002-33-1984-from_the_basement-1998