Earth & Fire

Discography

Earth And Fire (1970)

Earth And Fire

Earth And Fire

Earth And Fire (Rotation cover)

Earth And Fire

Earth And Fire

Earth And Fire

Earth And Fire
(1970)

Tracks:
  1. Wild and exciting (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [4:27]
  2. Twilight dreamer (C. Koerts) [4:16]
  3. Ruby is the one (C. Koerts) [3:26]
  4. You know the way (G.Koerts) [3:46]
  5. Vivid shady land (C. Koerts) [4:11]
  6. 21th century show (C. Koerts) [4:14]
  7. Seasons (G. Kooymans) [4:08]
  8. Love quiver (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [7:36]
  9. What's your name (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [3:36]

CD Bonus tracks (Repertoire release, 2002):

  1. Mechanical lover (C. Koerts) [4:12] (1970 b)
  2. Hazy paradise (C.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:46] (1969 b)
  3. Memories (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:20] (1972 a)
  4. Invitation (C. Koerts) [3:50] (1971 a)
  5. From the end till the beginning (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech) (1972 b)
  6. Lost forever (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [2:48] (1971 b)
  7. Song of the marching children (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [4:08] (1971 b)
  8. Thanks for the love (C.Koerts, H.Ziech) (1975 a)
  9. What difference does it make (C.Koerts, H.Ziech) (1976 a)
  10. Wild and exciting (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [4:27] (1970 a)

CD Bonus tracks (Rotation release, 2002):

  1. Hazy paradise (C.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:46] (1969 b)
  2. Mechanical lover (C. Koerts) [4:12] (1970 b)
  3. Invitation (C. Koerts) [3:50] (1971 a)
  4. Song of the marching children (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [4:08] (1971 b)
  5. Storm and thunder (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [4:50] (1971 a)
  6. Lost forever (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [2:48] (1971 b)
  7. Memories (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:20] (1972 a)

CD Bonus tracks (Esoteric release, 2009):

  1. Hazy paradise (C.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:46] (1969 b)
  2. Mechanical lover (C. Koerts) [4:12] (1970 b)

Musicians:

  • Chris Koerts: Guitar
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, keyboards
  • Hans Ziech: Bass guitar
  • Ton van de Kleij: Drums
  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals

Information:
Produced by Fred Haayen
The bonus tracks are all a- or b-sides from singles. All singles and B-sides until 1972 were released on a compilation album Superstarshine volume 2 Earth & Fire, released in 1972.

LP Polydor 2441 011 (1970)
CD Rotation 064 399-2 (2001)
CD Repertoire 4318 (2002)
CD Universal (2004)
CD Esoteric Eclec2146 (2009)
LP MOVLP616 (2012)

Earth And Fire (1970) - cover Cover

Earth And Fire (1970) - inside Inside

Notes:
On YouTube you can find a video of Memories (1972, Swing In)

Reviews

Song Of The Marching Children (1971)

Song Of The Marching Children

Song Of The Marching Children
(1971)

Earth And Fire
Earth And Fire
(1987)

Tracks:
  1. Carnaval of the animals (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [2:42]
  2. Ebbtide (T. van de Kleij, C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [3:07]
  3. Storm and thunder (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [6:25]
  4. In the mountain (C. Koerts) [3:03]
  5. Song of the marching children (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [18:25]
    a) Theme of the marching children [2:20]
    b) Opening of the seal [1:10]
    c) Childhood [3:10]
    d) Affliction [1:30]
    e) Damnation [2:53]
    f) Purification [4:17]
    g) The march [3:02]

CD Bonus tracks:

  1. Lost forever (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [2:48]
  2. Invitation (C. Koerts) [3:50]
  3. Song of the marching children (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) (single version) [4:08]

CD Bonus tracks (Esoteric release):

  1. Invitation (C. Koerts) [3:50] (1971 a)
  2. Song of the marching children (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) (single version) [4:08]
  3. Storm and thunder (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) (single version) [4:50]
  4. Lost forever (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [2:48] (1971 b)
  5. Memories (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:20] (1972 a)
  6. From the end till the beginning (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech) (1972 b)

Musicians:

  • Chris Koerts: Electric and acoustic guitar, vocals, oscillator
  • Gerars Koerts: Organ, piano, mellotron, vibes, synthesizer, flute, virginal, vocals
  • Hans Ziech: Bass guitar
  • Ton van de Kleij: Drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals

Information:
Produced by Fred Haayen and Jaap Eggermont
Recorded at the GTB studio, The Hague, Phonogram studio, Hilversum and Soundpush studio, Blaricum
Engineered by Henri Bentzon, Eric Bakker, Pieter Nieboer, Jan Schuurman, Albert Kos, John Sonneveld and Dick Bakker
Cover design by Erik van der Weijden

Lost forever is the flip side of the Storm and thunder single. The tracks [7] and [8] are the a- and b-side of another 7". Both were released in 1971.

LP Polydor 2925003 (1971)
CD Polydor 831 641-2 (1987) (together with Atlantis)
CD Universal music (2004)
CD Esoteric Eclec2147 (2009)

Song Of The Marching Children (1971) (inside) Inside

Reviews

Superstarshine vol. 2 (1972)

Superstarshine vol. 2
Superstarshine vol. 2
1972
Tracks:
  1. Memories (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:20]
  2. Invitation (C. Koerts) [3:50]
  3. Mechanical lover (C. Koerts) [4:12]
  4. Storm and thunder (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [4:50]
  5. Hazy paradise (C.Koerts, H.Ziech) [3:46]
  6. Ruby is the one (C. Koerts) [3:26]
  7. Seasons (G. Kooymans) [4:08]
  8. Wild and exciting (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [4:27]
  9. 21 st century show (C. Koerts) [4:14]
  10. From the end till the beginning (C.Koerts, G.Koerts, H.Ziech)
  11. Lost forever (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [2:48]
  12. Song of the marching children (single) (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [4:08]

Musicians:

  • Chris Koerts: Guitar
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, organ, piano, mellotron
  • Hans Ziech: Bass guitar
  • Ton van de Kleij: Drums
  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals

Information:
LP Polydor 2419029 (1972)

Notes:
Although this is a compilation album, I have included it in this discography. It contains tracks that were released as singles, but haven't appeared, with a few exceptions,  on other albums.
Another album in the Superstarshine series is volume 3 with Supersister tracks.

Superstarshine (back)Superstarshine vol. 2

Atlantis (1973)

Atlantis

Atlantis
Atlantis
(1973)

Earth And Fire
Earth And Fire
(1987)

3 Originals
3 Originals
(1998)

Tracks:
  1. Atlantis (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [16:22]
    a) Prelude [:49]
    b) Prologue (Don't know) [3:20]
    c) Rise and fall (Under a cloudy sky) [2:42]
    d) Theme of Atlantis [4:02]
    e) The threat (Suddenly) [1:48]
    f) Destruction (Rumbling from inside the earth) [2:59]
    g) Epilogue (Don't know) [:41]
  1. Maybe tomorrow, maybe tonight (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [3:12]
  2. Interlude (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [1:57]
  3. Fanfare (T. van de Kleij, C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [6:06]
  4. Theme from Atlantis (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) [1:52]
  5. Love, please close the door (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [4:11]

Musicians:

  • Chris Koerts: Guitars
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, organ, piano, flute, mellotron, synths, virginal
  • Hans Ziech: Bass guitar
  • Ton van de Kleij: Drums
  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals

Information:
Produced by Jaap Eggermont
Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland

LP Polydor 2419059 (1973)
CD Polydor 831 641-2 (1987) (together with Song of the Marching Children)
CD Universal (1998) (together with To The World Of The Future and Gate To Infinity)
CD Universal (2004)
CD Esoteric Eclec 2148 (2009)

Notes:
On YouTube you can find a video of Maybe tomorrow (Beatclub).

Atlantis (back)Atlantis Cover

Atlantis inner sleeve Inside

Reviews

To The World Of The Future (1975)

To The World Of The Future

To The World Of The Future
(1975)

3 Originals
3 Originals
(1998)

Tracks:
  1. To the world of the future (C. Koerts, H. Ziech) [11:28]
  2. How time flies (T. van de Kleij) [3:18]
  3. The last seagull (C. Koerts, G. Koerts, Hurts) [7:34]
  4. Only time will tell (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [3:41]
  5. Voice from Yonder (T. Hurts) [6:59]
  6. Love of life (C. Koerts, H. Ziech, G. Koerts) [3:00]
  7. Circus (G. Koerts, J. Kaagman) [6:15]
CD bonus tracks
  1. Tuffy the cat [3:09]
  2. Fun [3:40]
  3. Thanks for the love [3:41]
  4. Excerpts from to the world of the future [5:37]
  5. What difference does it make [3:10]

Musicians:

  • Chris Koerts: Guitars, keyboards
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, organ, piano, mellotron, clavinet, synthesizer, virginal
  • Theo Hurts: Bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Ton van de Kleij: Drums, percussion, xylophone
  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals

Information:
Produced by Jaap Eggermont
Recorded at Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, Holland

LP Polydor 2374121 (1975)
CD Universal (1998) (together with Atlantis  and Gate To Infinity)
CD Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2279 (2011)

To The World Of The FutureTo The World Of The Future

Reviews

Gate To Infinity (1977)

Gate To Infinity

Gate To Infinity
(1977)

3 Originals
3 Originals
(1998)

Tracks:
  1. Recognition (C. Koerts, G. Koerts, T. Hurts) [5:30]
  2. A princess in Egypt (C. Koerts, H. Ziech) [2:01]
  3. The joyous untruth (T. Hurts) [2:07]
  4. A lifetime before (C. Koerts, G. Koerts, T. Hurts) [2:45]
  5. 7 8th Avenue (C. Koerts, G. Koerts, T. Hurts, H. Ziech) [3:02]
  6. Smile (T. van de Kleij) [3:11]
  7. Green Park Station (G. Koerts) [2:59]
  8. Dizzy raptures (T. Hurts) [3:17]
  9. Driftin' (C. Koerts, H. Ziech) [5:36]

Musicians:

  • Chris Koerts: Guitars
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, keyboards
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar
  • Ab Tamboer: Drums
  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals

Guests: Raoul Blauw and Pieter Jan Blauw: congas, percussion

Information:
Produced by Jaap Eggermont 
Recorded at Frans Peters Studios, Hilversum, Holland

LP Polydor 2925065 (1977)
CD Universal (1998) (together with Atlantis  and To The World Of The Future)

Review

Reality Fills Fantasy (1979)

Reality Fills Fantasy

Reality Fills Fantasy
(1979)

Tracks:
  1. People come and people go (C. Koerts, G. Koerts, B. Ruiter, H. Ziech, J. Kaagman) [11:10]
  2. Fire of love (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [3:53]
  3. Weekend (G. Koerts) [3:33]
  4. Can't live without it anymore (G.Koerts, H. Ziech) [4:26]
  5. Where were you (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [4:28]
  6. Season of the falling leaves (C. Koerts, H. Ziech) [3:23]
  7. Answer me (C. Koerts, B. Ruiter) [5:16]
  8. Reprise (C. Koerts, G. Koerts, B. Ruiter) [:48]

Musicians:

  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals
  • Chris Koerts: Guitar
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, keyboards
  • Ab Tamboer: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar

Guests:
Raoul Mayora: congas
Fred Leeflang: saxophone
Benny Behr: strings
Ton Scherpenzeel: accordeon
Max Werner: backong vocals
Johan Slager: backing vocals
Edward Reekers: backing vocals

Information:
Produced by Gerrit Jan Leenders and Earth & Fire
Engineered by John Tilly.
Recorded at Soundpush Studios Blaricum.
Design by Cream Amsterdam

LP Vertigo 6413501 (1979)
CD Red Bullit (1998)
LP MOVLP160 (2012)

Reality Fills Fantasy

Review

Andromeda Girl (1981)

Andromeda Girl

Andromeda Girl
(1981)

Tracks:
  1. Dream (G.Koerts) [3:12]
  2. Singer in the rain (C. Koerts, H. Ziech) [3:12]
  3. Andromeda girl (B. Ruiter, C. Koerts, J. Kaagman, H. Ziech) [12:10]
  4. What more could you desire (A. Tamboer) [3:05]
  5. Tell me why (C. Koerts) [3:11]
  6. Love is an ocean (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [4:00]
  7. You (R. Meyjes) [4:35]
  8. From shore to shore (C. Koerts, H. Ziech) [3:24]
  9. Just one chance (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [4:20]

Musicians:

  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals
  • Ronnie Meyjes: Guitar
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, keyboards
  • Ab Tamboer: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar

Guests:
Fred Leeflang: saxophone
Benny Behr: strings
Chris Koerts: occasional guitar
Eddie Conard: percussion
Gerrit Jan Leenders: backing vocals
Max Werner: backing vocals
Edward Reekers: backing vocals
Lisa Schulte-Nordholt: backing vocals

Information:
Produced by Gerrit Jan Leenders and Earth & Fire
Engineered by Jan Schuurman
Recorded at Soundpush, Blaricum, Holland

LP Vertigo 6399271 (1981)
CD Red Bullit (1998)

Andromeda Girl

Review

In A State Of Flux (1982)

In A State Of Flux

In A State Of Flux
(1982)

Tracks:
  1. Twenty four hours (G.Koerts) [3:39]
  2. Jack is back (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [3:12]
  3. The two of us (G.Koerts) [3:57]
  4. Wish you were here (R. Meyjes) [3:18]
  5. Strange town (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [3:40]
  6. Love is to give away (B. Ruiter, J. Kaagman) [3:14]
  7. I don't know why (B. Ruiter, G.Koerts, J. Kaagman) [7:12]
  8. Hide away (A. Tamboer) [4:26]
  9. In a state of flux (B. Ruiter, G.Koerts, A. Tamboer) [3:48]
  10. Dona nobis pacem (B. Ruiter, G. Koerts) [4:01]

Musicians:

  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals
  • Ronnie Meyjes: Guitar
  • Gerars Koerts: Guitar, keyboards
  • Ab Tamboer: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar

Guest: Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards

Information:
Produced by Earth and Fire
Recorded at Dureco studio, Weesp

Notes:
On YouTube you can find a video of Jack is back.

In A State Of FluxIn A State Of Flux

Review

Phoenix (1989)

Phoenix

Phoenix
(1989)

Tracks:
  1. Good enough (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:47]
  2. Keep on missing you (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [6:28]
  3. Walls of Jericho (T. Scherpenzeel, B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [4:16]
  4. Streets of shame (T. Scherpenzeel, B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [6:32]
  5. Winds of change (T. Scherpenzeel, B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [4:02]
  6. Bombay calling (T. Scherpenzeel, B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [3:44]
  7. No stone unturned (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:54]
  8. Dreaming (J. Pistoor) [4:09]
  9. French word for love (B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [3:14]
  10. Gemini (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:43]
  11. Incognito (T. Scherpenzeel, B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [3:12]
  12. Under a burning sky (B. Ruiter, I. Linders) [3:14]

Musicians:

  • Jerney Kaagman: Vocals
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar
  • Ab Tamboer: Drums
  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards
  • Age Kat: Guitar
  • Jons Pistoor: Keyboards

Information:
Produced by Ton Scherpenzeel and Bert Ruiter
Engineered by Hans Bedeker
Recorded at Studio 88, Hilversum
Cover photo by Roy Beusker

PhoenixPhoenix

Review