Alquin

Discography

Marks (1972)

Marks

Marks (UK version)
Marks
(1972)

Marks / Mountain Queen
Marks / The Mountain Queen
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. Oriental journey (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [4:22]
  2. The least you could do is send me some flowers (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [2:25]
  3. Soft royce (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, R. Ottenhof) [6:57]
  4. Mr. Barnum's jr.'s magnificent and fabulous city (live) (Alquin) [5:27]
  5. I wish I could (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [11:27]
  6. You always can change (J. Tarenskeen) [3:04]
  7. Marc's occasional showers (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:21]
  8. Catharine's wig (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [2:31]

Bonus track (Esoteric release):

  1. Hard royce (J. Ottenhof, J. Tarenskeen) [2:40]

Musicians:

  • Hein Mars: Bass & vocals
  • Paul Weststrate: Drums & vocals
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano & electric Piano
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Soprano, alto, tenor sax & flute
  • Job Tarenskeen: Vocals, alto, tenor sax, soprano & percussion
  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, vocals, piano, violin & arp - synthesizer.

Information:
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout
Recorded at Phonogram Studios and GTB Studio's Holland, September 1972
Sleeve design by Josien Mars.

LP Polydor 2925012 (1972)
CD Polydor 843211 (1990) (together with The Mountain Queen, the track Mr. Barnum's jr.'s magnificent and fabulous city (live) is not included)
CD Esoteric Eclec 2144 (2009)
LP MOVLP618 (2012)
CD 2 Original albums Universal (2012) (together with Mountain queen)

Marks Cover

Marks - inside inside

Reviews

The Mountain Queen (1973)

The Mountain Queen
The Mountain Queen
(1973)

Marks / Mountain Queen
Marks / The Mountain Queen
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. The dance (F. Bakker, D. Franssen, J. Tarenskeen) [13:00]
  2. Soft-eyed woman (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [2:38]
  3. Convicts of the air (Alquin) [3:50]
  4. Mountain queen (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [14:45]
  5. Don and Dewey (Bowman, Laflamme) [1:27]
  6. Mr. Barnum's jr.'s magnificent and faboulous City (Part one) (Alquin) [8:25]

Musicians:

  • Hein Mars: Bass
  • Paul Weststrate: Drums
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano & electric Piano
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Soprano, alto, tenor sax & flute
  • Job Tarenskeen: Vocals, alto, tenor sax & percussion
  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, vocals, piano & violin

Information:
Produced by Derek Lawrence
Recorded and mixed at De Lane Lea Music Centre, Wembley, London
Engineered by Dick Plant, assisted by Richard Goldblatt
Sleeve design by Martijn Reeser and Rob Mori.

LP Polydor 2925019 (1973)
CD Polydor 843211 (1990) (together with Marks)
CD Esoteric Eclec 2145 (2009)
CD 2 Original albums Universal (2012) (together with Marks)

Notes:
Track [5] is originally recorded by the American band It's A Beautiful Day, and appeared on the album Marrying Maiden (1970).

Reviews

Nobody Can Wait Forever (1975)

Nobody Can Wait Forever (US)

Nobody can wait forever (Europe)
Nobody Can Wait Forever
(1975)

Nobody Can Wait Forever / Best Kept Secret
Nobody Can Wait Forever / Best Kept Secret
(1990)

3 Originals
3 Originals
(1999)

Tracks:
  1. New Guinea sunrise [6:34]
    a) Sunrise (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff)
    a) Wake me up (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen)
  2. Mr. Widow (H. Mars, D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff) [3:30]
  3. Stranger [6:38]
    a) Stranger (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk)
    b) You might as well fall (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff)
  4. Darling superstar (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk) [7:57]
  5. Farewell, miss Barcelona (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [2:56]
  6. Wheelchair groupie (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:10]
  7. Revolution's eve [7:25]
    a) Revolution's theme (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen,R.  Ottenhoff)
    b) Nobody can wait forever (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen)

Musicians:

  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, piano, vocals
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Sax, flute
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano, moog
  • Michel van Dijk: Vocals
  • Hein Mars: Bass
  • Paul Weststrate: Drums and percussion
  • Job Tarenskeen: Drums (on [3] and [7]), percussion and vocals

Backing vocals: The Thunderthighs

Information:
Produced by Rodger Bain
Recorded at the Rockfield Studio's, Wales, December 1974
Mixed at the Advision Studio's, London
Engineered by Vic Smith
Sleeve design by Cream, Amsterdam.

On the inside sleeve is written 'Paul, Nobody can wait forever...Thanks for everything and Good Luck!'

LP Polydor 2925030 (1975)
LP RCA (1975)
CD Polydor 843212 (1990) (together with Best Kept Secret)
CD Polydor (1999) (together with Best Kept Secret and On Tour)
CD Polydor (2010)

Nobody can wait forever Cover

Nobody can wait forever - inside inside

Reviews

Best Kept Secret (1976)

Best Kept Secret
Best Kept Secret
(1976)

Nobody Can Wait Forever / Best Kept Secret
Nobody Can Wait Forever / Best Kept Secret
(1990)

3 Originals
3 Originals
(1999)

Tracks:
  1. Fool in the mirror [8:19]
    a) Sham fight (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk)
    b) Stars end (D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff, J. Visser)
  2. Central station hustle (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) 4:57]
  3. L.A. rendez-vous (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [4:37]
  4. High rockin' (F. Bakker, R. Ottenhoff, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) [5:29]
  5. Amy (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk) [4:19]
  6. One more night (with the deadcenter boys) (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) [9:01]
    a) Bootlegs ballet
    b) Laserlights
    c) Back at the loosing end
  7. Take any road (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk) [5:49]

Musicians:

  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, piano, vocals
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Sax, flute
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano, wurlizter
  • Michel van Dijk: Vocals
  • Jan Visser: Bass
  • Job Tarenskeen: Drums, percussion and vocals

Guest musicians: Steve Gregory, Buddy Beadle, Martin Droner and Geoff Wright: Horns on [1].

Information:
Produced by Victor Smith and Alquin
Recorded at Ridgefarm, March 1976
Engineered by Victor Smith, assisted by Phil Adler
Sleeve design by Norman Moore.

LP Polydor 2925045 (1976)
CD Polydor 843212 (1990) (together with Nobody Can Wait Forever, the track Amy is not included)
CD Polydor (1999) (together with Nobody Can Wait Forever and On Tour)
CD Polydor (2010)

Best kept secret backBest Kept Secret

Reviews

On Tour (1976)

On Tour
On Tour
(1976)

3 Originals
3 Originals
(1999)

Tracks:
  1. New Guinea sunrise
    a) Sunrise (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff) [2:35]
    b) Wake me up (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:40]
  2. L.A. rendez-vous (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:30]
  3. The dance (F. Bakker, D. Franssen, J. Tarenskeen) [15:30]
  4. High rockin' (F. Bakker, R. Ottenhoff, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) [5:45]
  5. Amy (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk) [4:20]
  6. I wish I could (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [10:20]
  7. Wheelchair groupie (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:35]

Musicians:

  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, piano, vocals
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Sax, flute
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano, wurlizter
  • Michel van Dijk: Vocals
  • Jan Visser: Bass
  • Job Tarenskeen: Drums, percussion and vocals

Information:
Produced by Alquin
Executive producer Eric de Bruyn
Engineered by John Kriek
Mixed at Relight studios, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands
Recorded live during the Alquin-Holland tour 1976
Sleeve design by Cream, Amsterdam

LP Polydor 2441-069 (1976)
CD Polydor (1999) (together with Nobody Can Wait Forever and Best Kept Secret)

Back sideOn Tour

Reviews

One More Night (2003)

One More Night (2003)
One More Night
(2003)
Tracks:

CD 1

  1. New Guinea sunrise [6:38]
    a) Sunrise (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff)
    b) Wake me up (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen)
  2. Revolution's eve [7:33]
    a) Revolution's theme (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen,R.  Ottenhoff)
    b) Nobody can wait forever (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen)
  3. Fool in the mirror [6:54]
    a) Sham fight (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk)
    b) Stars end (D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff, J. Visser)
  4. Stranger [6:28]
    a) Stranger (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk)
    b) You might as well fall (F. Bakker, H. Mars, D. Franssen, R. Ottenhoff)
  5. High rockin' (F. Bakker, R. Ottenhoff, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) [6:02]
  6. Mountain queen (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [16:35]

CD 2

  1. L.A. rendez-vous (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:55]
  2. The dance (F. Bakker, D. Franssen, J. Tarenskeen) [17:03]
  3. Darling superstar (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk) [6:39]
  4. Wheelchair groupie (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [4:51]
  5. Central station hustle (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) [5:30]

Bonus Track:

  1. Sweet Surrender (F. Bakker, M. Van Dijk, J. Tarenskeen) [14:35]
    a) Once the moon was round
    b) Sweet surrender
    c) Teach me

Musicians:

  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, vocals
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Saxes
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano
  • Michel van Dijk: Vocals
  • Frans Koenn: Bass
  • Job Tarenskeen: Drums, percussion and vocals
  • Trudie van Starrenburg: backing vocals
  • Monica Page: backing vocals

Information:
Recorded live at the Boerderij, Zoetermeer, The Neteherlands on June 13th 2003.
Produced by Hans de Deugd
Mixed by Brian Pugsley at the Park Studio
Sleeve design bu Lowtone
Track [12] produced by Ferdinand Bakker and recorded at The Park Studio.

CD Superior SU29551 (2003)

Reviews

Blue planet (2005)

Blue planet (2005)
Blue planet
(2005)
Tracks:
  1. Return to the blue planet (F. Bakker) [6:01]
  2. Murder in the park (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [4:43]
  3. Over & out (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [5:53]
  4. The hitman (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [3:21]
  5. Falling (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [4:39]
  6. Love = a little thing (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [2:10]
  7. Terror eyes (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [6:18]
  8. 2 days 2 nights (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [3:48]
  9. Pictures (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [4:14]
  10. Can't sleep (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [3:08]
  11. Enough = enough (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [3:43]
  12. Singapore connection (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [5:09]
  13. Cherise (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [5:43]
  14. The beach (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, M. van Dijk) [5:54]

Musicians:

  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, violin, piano, vocals
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Saxes
  • Dick Franssen: Hammond, keyboards
  • Michel van Dijk: Lead vocals
  • Walter Latuperissa: Bass guitar, vocals
  • Job Tarenskeen: Drums, percussion and vocals

Guests: The Stylers Horns on [8] & [13]

Information:
Produced by Ferdinand Bakker
Co-produced and engineered by Kim Haworth
Mixed and engineered by Brian Pugsley
Recorded and mixed at the Park Studio, Amsterdam
Basic tracks recorded at the Schiehal, Delft
Art direction by Pauline Smoolenaars

CD Hunter 771617-2 (2005)

Blue planet

Reviews

Sailors and Sinners (2009)

Sailors and Sinners (2009)
Sailors and Sinners
(2009)
Tracks:
  1. The mission [8:14]
  2. Minnie Minoux [6:25]
  3. Lillie's notebook [5:49]
  4. Not in a million years [4:49]
  5. Allyson [4:51]
  6. Money in the bank [4:29]
  7. Kite runner [4:58]
  8. Behind the tree [6:30]
  9. Holland [2:25]
  10. Sailors and sinners [14:16]
  11. Sunshineseethe [1:27]

Musicians:

  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, violin, piano, vocals
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Saxes
  • Dick Franssen: Hammond, keyboards
  • Michel van Dijk: Lead vocals
  • Walter Latuperissa: Bass guitar, vocals
  • Job Tarenskeen: Drums, percussion and vocals

Information:

CD Universal (2009)
LP RockArt

Reviews

The Marks Sessions (2012)

The Marks Sessions
The Marks Sessions
(2012)
Tracks:
CD 1
  1. Oriental journey (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [4:45]
  2. Oriental journey (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:28]
  3. Soft royce (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, R. Ottenhof) [9:12]
  4. Soft royce (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, R. Ottenhof) [7:05]
  5. I wish I could (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [11:52]
  6. I wish I could (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [3:13]
  7. You always can change (J. Tarenskeen) [3:08]
  8. You always can change (J. Tarenskeen) [3:01]
  9. Marc's occasional showers (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [8:47]
  10. Marc's occasional showers (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [4:04]
  11. Catharine's wig (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [2:38]
CD 2
  1. Overture / The least you could do is send me some flowers (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [9:04]
  2. Hard Royce (J. Ottenhof, J. Tarenskeen) [2:44]
  3. Soft royce (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen, R. Ottenhof) [9:48]
  4. Marc's occasional showers (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [9:17]
  5. I wish I could (F. Bakker, J. Tarenskeen) [10:02]
  6. Mr. Barnum's jr.'s magnificent and faboulous city (Alquin) [10:05]

Musicians:

  • Hein Mars: Bass & vocals
  • Paul Weststrate: Drums & vocals
  • Dick Franssen: Organ, piano & electric Piano
  • Ronald Ottenhoff: Soprano, alto, tenor sax & flute
  • Job Tarenskeen: Vocals, alto, tenor sax, soprano & percussion
  • Ferdinand Bakker: Guitar, vocals, piano, violin & arp - synthesizer.

Information:
CD 1
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout
Recorded at Phonogram Studios and GTB Studio's Holland, September 1972
CD 2
Live At The Circustheater, Scheveningen, July 2, 1972
This concert was part of the Holland Festival. Other bands that played included Focus and Supersister

CD Pseudonym CDP 1109 (2012)

Review