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On November 9, 1998.

On November 9, 1998, “Century Media Records” label released “How to Measure a Planet?”, the fifth Gathering studio album. It was recorded July – October 1998, at “Bauwhaus Studios” in Amsterdam, “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Attie Bauw.


  • Anneke van Giersbergen – lead vocals, guitars
  • René Rutten – guitars, didgeridoo, theremin
  • Frank Boeijen – keyboards
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs – bass
  • Hans Rutten – drums
  • Attie Bauw – percussion, arrangements, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Chris Blair – mastering

All lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen, music as noted.

  1. Frail (You Might as Well Be Me) – René Rutten, Frank Boeijen
  2. Great Ocean Road –  René Rutten, Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  3. Rescue Me – René Rutten
  4. My Electricity – Anneke Van Giersbergen
  5. Liberty Bell –  René Rutten
  6. Red Is a Slow Colour – René Rutten
  7. The Big Sleep – Frank Boeijen
  8. Marooned – René Rutten
  9. Travel – René Rutten, Frank Boeijen

On September 11, 1972.

On September 11, 1972, “Phillips” label released “Ekseption 5”, the fifth Ekseption studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Phonogramm Studios” in Hilversum, Holland, and was produced by Pieter Nieboer.


  • Rein van den Broek- trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone
  • Rick van der Linden– keyboards, piano, Hammond organ, spinet, synthesizer, arranger
  • Cor Dekker- bass guitar
  • Peter de Leeuwe– vocal, twelve strings guitar, drums
  • Dick Remelink– alto and tenor saxophone, flutes
  • Pieter Nieboer – engineer
  • Jan van Uden – design
  • Eric Wondergem g.v.n. – layout
  • VanClaude – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick van der Linden except where noted.

  1. Introduction – van Beethoven
  2. Siciliano – S. Bach
  3. Vivace – S. Bach
  4. For Example / For Sure – Keith Emerson, Rick van der Linden
  5. Virginal
  6. A La Turka – A. Mozart
  7. Midbar Session
  8. Pie
  9. My Son
  10. Finale

On July 11, 1988.

On July 11, 1988,“Polydor” label released “Wings of Heaven” the seventh Magnum studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Albert Boekholt, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Wally Lowe, Mark Stanway and Mickey Barker.


  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin – guitar
  • Wally Lowe – bass guitar
  • Mark Stanway – keyboards
  • Mickey Barker – drums
  • Attie Bauw – Fairlight rogrammer
  • The London Gospel Choir – backing vocals
  • Max Werner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin.

  1. Days of No Trust
  2. Wild Swan
  3. Start Talking Love
  4. One Step Away
  5. It Must Have Been Love
  6. Different Worlds
  7. Pray for the Day
  8. Don’t Wake the Lion (Too Old To Die Young)


In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Charisma” label released “Spectral Mornings”, the third Steve Hackett album. It was recorded January-February 1979, at “Phonogram Studios” in Hilversum, Holland, and was produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett.


  • Steve Hackett– acoustic and electric guitars, Roland guitar synthesizer, lead vocals, harmony and backing vocals, koto, harmonica
  • John Hackett– flute, bamboo flute, Taurus Moog bass pedals
  • Dik Cadbury– bass, Taurus Moog bass pedals, harmony and backing vocals
  • Suzanne Ciani- Modular synthesizer
  • Peter Hicks – vocals
  • Nick Magnus – keyboards, Vox String Thing, Novatron, Clavichord, clavinet, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Mini Moog, Roland string
  • John Shearer – drums, percussions

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett.

  1. Every Day
  2. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  3. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  4. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  5. The Ballad of the Decomposing Man (featuring The Office Party)
  6. Lost Time in Córdoba
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings

On October 3, 1980.


On October 3, 1980, “A&M” label released “Zenyatta Mondatta” the third Police studio album. It was recorded July – August 1980, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by The Police and Nigel Gray.The album won The Police two “Grammy Awards” including “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” for “Behind My Camel”. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Andy Summers– guitar, backing vocals, guitar-synths, bass guitar, piano
  • Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals
  • Nigel Gray– engineering
  • Watalu Asanuma, Adrian Boot, Miles Copeland, Anton Corbijn, Danny Quatrochi – photography
  • Janette Beckman– cover photo, photography
  • Simon Ryan – design
  • Vartan– reissue art director
  • Michael Ross – art direction, design, photography
  • Bob Ludwig– remastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Stand So Close to Me
  2. Driven to Tears
  3. When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around
  4. Canary in a Coalmine
  5. Voices Inside My Head
  6. Bombs Away – Stewart Copeland
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Behind My Camel – Andy Summers
  9. Man in a Suitcase
  10. Shadows in the Rain
  11. The Other Way of Stopping – Stewart Copeland