Aug 8, 2012

Earth And Fire - Earth And Fire (1970)

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This top notch Dutch band from The Hague had their pinnacle during the early Seventies when they delivered some outstanding 24 carat symphonic rock albums. EARTH & FIRE was founded by the twin brothers Chris (guitar) and Gerard (keyboards) Koerts in '68. Soon bass player Hans Ziech, drummer Kees Kalis and singer Lisette joined them. Unfortunately Lisette had to give up singing because of a serious eye-disease and Kees Kalis left. They were replaced by Ton v/d Kley and the beautiful, very sexy Jerney Kaagman. She was a discovery by GOLDEN EARRING singer Barry Hay, they knew each other from the blossoming rock scene in The Hague. Read more
1. Wild And Exciting
2. Twilight Dreamer
3. Ruby Is The One
4. You Know The Way
5. Vivid Shady Land
6. 21st Century Show
7. Seasons
8. Love Quivers
9. What's Your Name
Bonus tracks:
10. Hazy Paradise
11. Mechanical Lover

Jerney Kaagman - lead vocals
Ton van de Kleij - drums
Chris Koerts - guitar
Gerard Koerts - guitar, keyboards
Hans Ziech - bass



adamus67 said...

Dutch band Earth & Fire in the, he recorded eight albums, but really on the ear for rock only count the first two or three decidedly progressive titles.
Debut is a great majestic, slightly fabulous recordings. Of course, the dominant instruments were Hammond organ and guitar. Group's facility in composing catchy, but the unusual melodies. And the added splendor of the female voice Kaagman Jerney.
By the way, she has been married for almost 30 years with Bert Ruiter, former bass player from FOCUS...!
I must admit that sometimes these female vocals were much more interesting and more in place than for men. By the way, it appears that at the turn of 60-70 years a lot of the ladies took on vocal duties himself. It turns out that this period in music did not belong exclusively to men.
This CD is actually the ideal of progressive rock music or art.
I just - what is the difference between the two terms? Some believe it is nothing, that both refer to the same kind of music. Others argue that the differences are and it is quite clear.
I must admit that I do not really know what this is all about. I can only guess.
Progressive rock is probably more a synthesis of different varieties of music, a bit more based on the psychedelic heritage. While the rock art is perhaps more delicate, fairy-tale aura enveloped.
Of course this is only my conjecture. But if so, Earth & Fire album holds together well both strings.

I must admit that listening to this CD I really delicious. On one hand, powerful sound, with a little smile on the other hand, express the joy of playing. And for that matter.

I have a feeling (maybe wrong) that is currently playing progressive rock groups (if this can be defined as contemporary chaff), little short of a distance (but above all, imagination). They want to be a serious force. The effect is rather funny and boring. Not mentioned this time and for some time yet to mention.

Returning to Earth & Fire. An interesting idea is to group odśpiewywanie choruses. Almost chanting. As for me, it's rather unusual manner, as this type of music. Singer's voice reminds the color of the regrettable Mariska Veres also derived from the Dutch group Shocking Blue.

Brilliant British version of the LP cover was designed by Roger Dean. By contrast the Dutch edition of the CD envelope had done on the model of a matchbox.

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Anonymous said...


Is there a download link for this album in FLAC somewhere?


hanalex said...


Link re-newed