Label: EMI - 50999 2433542 3 • Format: CD Album, Enhanced, Limited Edition Super Jewel Case • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
The group in one of the most popular bands in the Netherlands and has won 8 Edison Awards. Outside of the Netherlands, they are best know for their collaborations with international bands and musicians. They recorded their first album inNaakt Onder De Hemel, in just one week.
Drummer Henk Tjoonk suggested they distribute the album themselves. The self-produced, self-promoted album was a hit in their home province of Zeeland and the single "Aan de Kust" became a local hit, despite it having little airplay on national radio stations. The album was well received by the critics and through this positive attention, the band secured a national distribution contract with EMI Music Sintonia - Various - Sucessos Nota 10,  Keyboardist Bas Kennis credits their early success partly due to the rudimentary website they had live already ingiving fans access to the band and a direct way to find out more about their music and tour dates.
The first single released after these changes, Liefs uit Londenwas a national success. The original versions of both songs appeared on their first album. Both songs became hit singles. This album had Lets Make Out - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
- Lets Make Out stronger rock sound and saw the single Harder Dan Ik Hebben Kan become a hit in less than a month. After this, the successful Watermakers was released and inthe Touch Me - Ijahman* - Kingfari once again won an Edison for Best Dutch Band.
Gotte was replaced by drummer Norman Bonink, who had previously played in Frank Boeijen 's band. In the band released a lighter, more positive album called Omarm. They used this experience as an inspiration for Холодное Лето - Полюса - Само Собой (File, Album) seventh studio album.
These efforts saw the release of a new album, Umoja in Bløf - Oktober (Pickering Sessies Deel 1) goal of the Umoja project was to raise awareness for the Millennium Development Goals. The band collaborated with artists from the 12 countries they visited. The project was very demanding for the band and they have said they greatly underestimated the amount of work involved with a project like this.
All tracks were recorded in one take with no overdubs. Further recording sessions in January and February produced enough additional material so a next album, was released in Bløf - Oktober (Pickering Sessies Deel 1) Neither Oktober nor April were successful, [ clarification needed ] so the band went back to the drawing board with the promise of returning to the sound that made the band successful previously.
This album, Alles Blijft Anderswas released in February Inthe band members took time out for solo projects: Jakobsen embarked on a theater tour performing his favourite songs and Slager released a solo album Slik. It reached 1 in January and stayed there for more than ten weeks. Later in they released Omarm me in collaboration with Dutch rapper Ronnie Flex.
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