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2 meter sessies, volume 3

2 meter sessies, volume 3
Jan Akkerman and B.B. Queen performs (I wanna be) Next to you

Year:  1992
Media:  CD album
Label: Vara Gram / Radio Records
Release no: 474724 2
Manufactured: Holland

Musicians: Jan Akkerman
B.B. Queen


2 meter sessies, volume 3
Jan Akkerman and B.B. Queen performs (I wanna be) Next to you live on the Dutch radio show "2 meter sessies".

In the eighties a radio DJ called Jan Douwe Kroeske did a show on the Dutch public radio. Because he is a very tall man (around two meters) his show was called '2 meter de lucht in' (2 meters on the air). In 1987, Crowded House during their new album promo tour, decided to perform some tracks of their new album in the small radio studio. Later on an irregular basis, other artists did the same thing and most of them took only an acoustic guitar and some other small instruments with them. After this 'small live performances' became a regular item on the show and hence it got its name: "2 meter sessies".

This was two years before MTV started recording acoustic shows calling them unplugged. The sessions were not acoustic per se. Most of them were just intimate, smaller versions of the studio tracks. Its power being just that and the fact that they were performed live in the studio and recorded in one shot.

Other artists on this CD include:
Southside Johnny
Tony Joe White
Paul Young
Richard Thompson
Lindsey Buckingham
Janis Ian
Brendan Croker

Tracks: (I wanna be) Next to you

Unique identifier: 140

Sorting code: zzz-33-1992-2_meter_sessies_volume_3-1992