Boudewijn De Groot ‎– Picknick

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Decca ‎– NU 370 016
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Picknick
A1 Picknick 3:33
A2 Ballade Van De Vriendinnen Voor Eén Nacht 2:55
A3 Cinderella 4:36
A4 Ballade Van Wat Beter Is 2:12
A5 Tegenland 4:58
A6 Mensen Om Me Heen 5:52
De Tuin Der Lusten
B1 Canzone 4711 3:28
B2 Eva 3:02
B3 De Tuin Der Lusten 2:40
B4 Megaton 3:11
B5 Glazen Stilte 2:05
B6 Prikkebeen
Arranged By – Cees BruynFeaturing – Elly Nieman
4:13

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First Dutch press, released on a blue unboxed Decca 'ffrr' label.
Some copies have an extra sticker to identify the main artist, whose name is hardly readable on the artwork.
Released in a laminated flipback cover.

At the start of track B3 you hear a countdown ("een, twee"), in later pressings this was removed.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 370 016.1 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 370 016.2 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 1): AA 370 016 1Y 11C1 ℗1968 670
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 1): AA 370 016 2Y 111 1 ℗1968 670
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): AA 370 016 1Y 2 ℗1968 670 114
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): AA 370 016 2Y 11C 1 ℗1968 670 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 3): AA 370 016 1Y 2 ℗1968 670 111
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 3): AA 370 016 2Y 111 1 ℗1968 670 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 4): AA 370 016 1Y C111C13 ℗1968 670
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 4): AA 370 016 2Y 111C13 ℗1968 670
  • Rights Society (Boxed): B.I.E.M.

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
536 445-2 Boudewijn De Groot Picknick(CD, Album, RM, RP) Mercury 536 445-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
812 343-1, 6343 283 Boudewijn de Groot Picknick(LP, Album, RE) Philips, Philips 812 343-1, 6343 283 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
776/183.010-Y, 776-183.010 Y Boudewijn de Groot Picknick(LP, Album, RE) Decca, Decca 776/183.010-Y, 776-183.010 Y Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
NU 370 016 Y 405 Boudewijn De Groot Picknick(LP, Album) Decca NU 370 016 Y 405 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
NU 370 016, NU 370.016 Boudewijn De Groot Picknick(LP, Album) Decca, Decca NU 370 016, NU 370.016 Belgium 1968 Sell This Version

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August 28, 2019
This is the Dutch language counterpart of The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". After the release of aforementioned Fab Four milestone, Boudewijn was challenged to make the first ever Dutch psychedelic pop album. Although knowledge about SPLHCB's studio tricks was very limited, an attempt was made to recreate SPLHCB's atmosphere and structure in Dutch language. It was one of the most expensive Dutch pop albums ever made.

The album opens with the title track (also a hit single) featuring sitar playing and the performance of a fictitious band is replaced by a potluck meal where everyone is welcome and Lt. Nijgh & De Groots's Blikken Blazers Band is playing the music.
Side A contains scenes during the potluck meal; it includes such tracks as "Mensen Om Me Heen" wich is indeed a fantasyful translation of "With A Little Help From My Friends", paired with the carnival sounds we also know from "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" (on this album, the man's name is obviously "Meester Prikkebeen").
Side B (translated "Garden Of Lusts") is more intimate and is about what might happen after the meal . It's merely a cantata or song cycle. It rounds off with the aforementioned "Prikkebeen" (the biggest hit of this album) that ends with a similar piano chord as "A Day In The Life".