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From the basement

From the basement
1984 solo album from Jan Akkerman, o.a. containg a cover of Bob Dylan's "All along the watchtower" and the beautiful "Wallenberg",

Year:  1984
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: CBS
Release no: CBS 26094
Manufactured: Holland

Musicians: Jan Akkerman
Dino Walcott (bass, vocal)
Hans Waterman (drums)
Piet Eisma
Sergio Costillo
Thijs van Leer
Producer: Jan Akkerman
Engineer: Theo Balijon
Studio: n/a

From the basement
This is an interesting album which opens with a superb heavy metal instrumental (Headbanger), complete with keyboard accompaniment from Thijs van Leer, 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 in 1984. The participation of Thijs van Leer (he played synthesizer on the album) led to the 1985 Focus album.

Tracks: Headbanger
All along the watchtower
Dark Rose
From the basement
PCB chicken
Status quo

Unique identifier: 280

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