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.
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
All tracks by Rick van der Linden except where noted.
Introduction – van Beethoven
Siciliano – S. Bach
Vivace – S. Bach
For Example / For Sure – Keith Emerson, Rick van der Linden
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.
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
All tracks by Steve Hackett.
The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
Clocks – The Angel of Mons
The Ballad of the Decomposing Man (featuring The Office Party)
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
All tracks by Sting, except where noted.
Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Driven to Tears
When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around