Trace

Discography

Trace (1974)

Trace

Trace
(1974)

Tracks:

  1. a) Gaillarde (J.S. Bach) [6:22]
    b) Gare le corbeau (J. van Eik) [2:04]
    c) Gaillarde (J.S. Bach) [4:36]
  2. The death of ace (E. Grieg) [5:15]
  3. The escape of the piper (R. van der Linden) [3:13]
  4. Once (R. van der Linden) [4:13]
  5. Progression (R. van der Linden) [12:00]
  6. a) A memory (Traditional) [1:40]
    b) The lost past (R. van der Linden) [3:26]
    c) A memory (Traditional) [1:40]
  7. Final trace (R. van der Linden) [3:52]

CD Bonus tracks

  1. Progress (R. van der Linden) [4:05]
  2. Tabu (D. Gillespie) [4:14]

Pseudonym Bonus CD

  1. Bach-Atel (single version)[3:30]
  2. Another world [5:14] (demo)
  3. Gnome dance [5:07] (demo)
  4. Final Trace [3:52] (demo)
  5. Fairy tale - overture [4:48]
  6. A Swedish largo [19:46]
  7. Gnome dance [4:29]
  8. Nocturne [6:01]
  9. Bach-Atel [4:11]
  10. Another world [5:10]
  11. Escape of the piper [5:21] (extended version)
  12. Once [6:00] (jam)
  13. A memory [8:47] (demo)
  14. A Swedish largo [5:49] (demo)
  15. Once [4:50] (demo)
Musicians:
  • Rick van der Linden: Keyboards, Steinway grand piano, Hohner clavinet, Hohner pianet, Hammond organ B3-B4, Church organ, Small pipe organ, Harpsichord, ARP synthesizer, EMI synth a, Solina string ensemble, Mellotron (choir-strings-brass), bagpipe, vacuum cleaner, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Jaap van Eik: Fender precision bass guitar, Fender stratocaster, Fender fuzz bass guitar

Information:
Recorded at Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, Holland, May 1974.
Produced by Trace, supervised by Richard de Bois.
Composed, arranged and directed by Rick van der Linden, except track 2 composed by Jaap van Eick and track 9 composed by Pierre van der Linden.
The bonus tracks are the a- and b-side of a single released before the album.
Sleeve design by Jan H. van Uden.
Photograph by Pim Westerweel.

LP Philips (1974)
LP Sire 7504 (1974)
CD Musea FGBG 4144.AR (2001)
CD Pseudonym CDP-1124 (2014)

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Reviews

Birds (1975)

Birds

Birds
(1975)

Tracks:
  1. Bouree (J.S. Bach) [2:26]
  2. Snuff (R. van der Linden) [2:24]
  3. Janny (in a mist) (B. Beiderbecke, W. H. Challis) [1:12]
  4. Opus 1065 (J.S. Bach) [7:45]
  5. Penny (R. van der Linden) [2:41]
  6. Trixie-dixie (R. van der Linden) [:26]
  7. Birds suite [21:18]
    a) King bird (R. van der Linden)
    b) First avenue (R. van der Linden)
    c) Sculptor-bird (R. van der Linden)
    d) Second avenue (R. van der Linden)
    e) Preacher-bird (R. van der Linden, H. Mojo)
    f) Third avenue (R. van der Linden)
    g) Birdcorps (R. van der Linden)
    h) Firecorps (R. van der Linden)
    i) Birdcorps (R. van der Linden)
    j) Mail-bird (R. van der Linden)
    k) Fourth Avenue (R. van der Linden)
    l) Soul-bird (R. van der Linden)
    m) Mail-bird (R. van der Linden)
    n) Sculptor-bird (R. van der Linden)
    o) Second avenue (R. van der Linden)
    p) Preacher-bird (R. van der Linden, H. Mojo)
    q) Last avenue (R. van der Linden)
    r) King-bird / Reflection (R. van der Linden)

CD Bonus tracks

  1. Birds (Short edit) (R. van der Linden) [3:39]
  2. Tabu (Second version) (D. Gillespie) [4:14]

Pseudonym Live Bonus CD

  1. Birds (R. van der Linden) [5:16]
  2. Tabu (D. Gillespie) [11:47]
  3. Gaillarde (J.S. Bach) [11:06]
  4. King bird (R. van der Linden) [2:15]
  5. Gaillarde (J.S. Bach) [6:26]
  6. Snuff (R. van der Linden) [2:32]
  7. Gaillarde - reprise (J.S. Bach) [3:29]
  8. Birds (R. van der Linden) [3:15]
  9. Peace planet (J.S. Bach) [4:02]

Musicians:

  • Rick van der Linden: Kawai grand piano, Hohner D6 clavinet, Hohner pianet, Hammond B3-M3 Organ, Neupert harpsichord, A.R.P. 2600 Synthesizer, Solina String Ensamble, Mellotron 400D, Church organ of the St. Bavo church in Haarlem, EMS synthi-A, Optigan music maker, Steeldrums, Riha classica
  • Ian Mosley: Drums, Timpani, Chinese Gong, Duckcall tamborine
  • Jaap van Eik: Vocals, Fender precision bass, Fender stratocaster, Fender fuzz-effects, Phased guitar

Guests:
Darryl Way: Acoustic/Electric Violins on [4]
Coen Hoedeman: assorted monkeys on [1]

Information:
Produced by Trace, supervised by Richard de Bois.
Recorded and mixed at Soundpush Studio, Blaricum, The Netherlands, May 1975.
Sound engineer: Jan Schuurman.
Sleeve design by Rens Benerink.
Photograph by Pim Westerweel.

The live tracks on the Pseudonym bonus cd were recorded on Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden, April 7th, 1975 [1-4] and in Langelsheim, Germany, January 18th, 1976 [5-9].

LP Sire 7514 (1975)
LP Philips 6413080 (1975)
CD Musea FGBG 4176.AR (2001)
CD Pseudonym CDP-1125 (2014)

Further reading:
For a cartoon of the birds suite, click here.

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Reviews

The White Ladies (1976)

White Ladies

The White Ladies
(1976)

Tracks:
  1. Legend (part I) (H. Schäfer, R. van der Linden) [3:29]
  2. Interlude I (R. van der Linden) [:20]
  3. Confrontation (H. Schäfer, R. van der Linden) [4:11]
  4. Interlude II (R. van der Linden) [:49]
  5. Dance of the white ladies (R. van der Linden) [1:34]
  6. Doubts (R. van der Linden) [3:28]
  7. Trace I (R. van der Linden) [:16]
  8. Witches' dance (R. van der Linden) [2:36]
  9. Surrender (R. van der Linden) [2:13]
  10. Interlude III (R. van der Linden) [:30]
  11. Pathetique (L. von Beethoven) [2:26]
  12. Legend (part II) (H. Schäfer, R. van der Linden) [2:20]
  13. Interlude IV (R. van der Linden) [:10]
  14. The rescue (L. von Beethoven) [3:48]
  15. Trace II (R. van der Linden) [:25]
  16. Back home (R. van der Linden) [3:18]
  17. Meditation (for René) (R. van der Linden) [3:58]
  18. Flashback (R. van der Linden) [:33]
  19. Conclusion (R. van der Linden) [3:34]

Pseudonym CD Bonus tracks

  1. Matthäus passion (J.S. Bach) [2:02] (demo)
  2. Interlude - part two (R. van der Linden) [:44] (demo)
  3. Dance of the white ladies (R. van der Linden) [1:40] (demo)
  4. Doubts (R. van der Linden) [3:50] (demo)
  5. Whitches' dance (R. van der Linden) [2:53] (demo)
  6. Pathetique (L. von Beethoven) [2:56] (demo)
  7. Legend (H. Schäfer, R. van der Linden) [2:42] (demo)
  8. Interlude - part four (R. van der Linden) [:14] (demo)
  9. Back home (R. van der Linden) [2:17] (demo)
  10. Meditation (For René) (R. van der Linden) [4:16] (demo)
  11. Flashback (R. van der Linden) [:32] (demo)
  12. Conclusion (R. van der Linden) [4:45] (demo)
  13. Back home (R. van der Linden) [2:50] (demo)
  14. Fugue [2:28] (R. van der Linden) (live)

Musicians:

  • Rick van der Linden: Keyboards
  • Cor Dekker: Bass
  • Peter de Leeuwe: Drums
  • Dick Remelink: Saxes, flute
  • Hans Jacobse: Additional keyboards
  • Hetty Smit: Vocals
  • Harry Schäfer: Narrator
  • Job Maarse: Conductor of The Benny Behr Strings

Notes:
The track "Doubts" would later reappear as "Faith" on the Ekseption '78 album.

Information:
Produced by Rick van der Linden, Pieter Nieboer and Job Maarse.
Engineerded by Pieter Nieboer, assisted by Freek Jansen
Cover design by Cor Wijtemans

LP RCA 21815 (1976)
LP Vertigo 6360855 (1976)
CD Musea FGBG 4189.AR (2001)

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Reviews

Singles

Trace Progress / Tabu

Progress (R. van der Linden) [4:05]
Tabu (D. Gillespie) [4:14]

Philips 6012 452 (1974)

Trace Birds / Tabu

Birds (Short edit) (R. van der Linden) [3:39]
Tabu (Second version) (D. Gillespie) [4:14]

Philips 6012 504 (1975)