Various ‎– La Grande Parade

Werf Records ‎– WRF 10001
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A1 Composition Avec Des Cordes
Backing Vocals – Petra LugtenburgHorns – Annie RijkenMusic By – Hans CroonTrombone – Mark TimmerTrumpet – Hans DageletTuba – Mark TimmerViolin – Esther ApituleyVocals, Guitar – Hans CroonWords By – Hans Croon
A2 Study For Portrait Of Van Gogh II
Double Bass – Jan Hans BergDrums – Michael VatcherMusic By – Rolf HermsenTrumpet – Eric BoerenVocals, Guitar – Rolf HermsenWords By – Rolf Hermsen
A3 La Petite Blonde Au Parc Des Attractions
Music By – Willem WisselinkSampler [Emulator] – Willem WisselinkSynthesizer – Willem Wisselink
A4 La Petite Blonde Au Parc Des Attractions
Bass – Jan TekstraBugle – Jan TekstraDrums – Kees WassenaarKeyboards – Tjebbo Van DijkMusic By – Tjebbo Van DijkVocals – Karel Van DijkWords By – John Oomkes
A5 Les Enfants
Bass – Ad Keultjes*Drum Machine [Drum Computer] – Ad Keultjes*Mixed By – Theo van EenbergenMusic By – Ad Keultjes*Resonator Guitar [Dobro] – Ad Keultjes*Vocals – Ankie Meurs*Words By – Ankie Meurs*
A6 Frau Mit Mandoline In Gelb Und Rot
Backing Vocals – Henk Hofstede, Thijs Van Der Poll, Vincent Van WarmerdamBass – Eric ElderingBells [Tubular] – Klaas Ten HoltDrums – Bart Van HelsdingenFlute, Tenor Saxophone – Roland BruntGuitar, Vocals – Klaas Ten HoltLyre – Klaas Ten HoltMandolin – Klaas Ten HoltMusic By – Klaas Ten HoltTenor Saxophone – Vera VingerhoedsTrumpet – Hans DageletViolin [Six Violins] – Esther ApituleyWords By – Klaas Ten Holt
B1 Maternité
Guitar – Antoine Kroes, John NuytenMusic By – Tom AmericaSynthesizer – Inigo GrimbergenVocals – Antoine Kroes, Pieter BonVocals, Bass – Tom AmericaWords By – Tom America
B2 Nu Dans Le Bain
Computer [Programming] – Fay Lovski*, Jaap DrupsteenMusic By – Fay Lovski*Vocals – Fay Lovski*Words By – Fay Lovski*
B3 Doppelportrait Mit Quappi
Music By – Michiel PetersSynthesizer – Michiel PetersVocals, Guitar – Michiel PetersWords By – Michiel Peters
B4 Mens
Bass – René De HaanDrums – Ron De GruylGuitar – Piet Van SteenisKeyboards – Joery Van Buuren, Robert Jan StipsMusic By – Joery Van BuurenVocals – Petra LugtenburgWords By – Joery Van Buuren, Mata Bangoura
B5 Het Verhoor
Guitar – Joep BruijnjéMusic By – Joep Bruinjé*Sampler [Emulator] – Joep Bruinjé*

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La Grande Parade - 11 Songs Based On 10 Paintings Played By 39 Musicians From The Netherlands
This vinyl album comes with a printed inner sleeve which includes lyrics and credits.

La Grande Parade was recorded in the autumn of 1985 at the Werf-studio in Amsterdam.
All songs were mixed at the Werf with the assistance of PPM-studio and Alex Roelofs, with the exception of "Les Enfants", which was mixed at Tango-studio in Eindhoven with Theo van Eenbergen.

Extra track credits:

A1: Composition Avec Des Cordes
Painting by Joan Miró
Artists (& Groups): Hans Croon (The Dutch), Esther Apituley (Concertgebouw Orkest), Mark Timmer (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Hans Dagelet (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Annie Rijken, Petra Lugtenburg (Cloud Nine)

A2: Study For Portrait Of Van Gogh II
Painting by Francis Bacon
Artists (& Groups): Rolf Hermsen, Michael Vatcher (Mathilde Santing Ensemble), Jan Hans Berg (Mathilde Santing Ensemble), Eric Boeren (Available Jelly)

A3: La Petite Blonde Au Parc Des Attractions
(Instrumental Composition)
Painting by Joan Miró
Artist (& Group): Willem Wisselink (Kewi University Of Swing)

A4: La Petite Blonde Au Parc Des Attractions
Painting by Joan Miró
Artists (& Groups): Karel van Dijk (Tent), Kees Wassenaar (Tent), Jan Tekstra, Tjebbo van Dijk (Tent)

A5: Les Enfants
Painting by Pablo Picasso
Artists (& Group): Ad van Meurs (W.A.T.), Ankie Keultjes (W.A.T.)

A6: Frau Mit Mandoline In Gelb Und Rot
Painting by Max Beckmann
Artists (& Groups): Klaas ten Holt (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Vera Vingerhoeds (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Esther Apituley (Concertgebouw Orkest), Hans Dagelet (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Roland Brunt (The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra), Eric Eldering (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Bart van Helsdingen (5 Slag 1 Wijd), Vincent van Warmerdam (De Mexicaanse Hond), Thijs van der Poll (De Mexicaanse Hond), Henk Hofstede (The Nits)

B1: Maternité
Painting by Pablo Picasso
Artists (& Groups): Tom America (MAM), Pieter Bon (MAM), Antoine Kroes (MAM), John Nuyten (MAM), Inigo Grimbergen (Big Bam Boozle)

B2: Nu Dans Le Bain
Painting by Pierre Bonnard
Artists: Fay Lovsky, Jaap Drupsteen

B3: Doppelportrait Mit Quappi
Painting by Max Beckmann
Artist: Michiel Peters

B4: Mens
Painting by: Karel Appel
Artists (& Groups): Petra Lugtenburg (Cloud Nine), Joery Van Buuren (Cloud Nine), Piet van Steenis (Cloud Nine), René de Haan (Cloud Nine), Ron de Gruyl (Cloud Nine), Robert Jan Stips (The Nits)

B5: Het Verhoor
(Instrumental Composition)
Painting by Constant
Artist: Joep Bruinjé

Sleeve notes by Henk Hofstede are presented on the back cover in French, English, German and Dutch:
From December 1984 till April 1985 the Museum of Modern Art* in Amsterdam presented the exhibition "La Grande Parade". Taking its name from a painting by Fernand Léger it offered a panoramic view of post-1940 painting with artists like Miró, Picasso, Bacon, Rothko, Léger and Beckmann. Amazed at the magnificance of these works of art, I started thinking about organising a project similar to Mussorgsky's "Pictures from an Exhibition": music inspired by paintings. In this case pop music in the broadest sense.
I invited composers and musicians that I admire to write a song each based on their favourite painting of "La Grande Parade". They were granted almost completely freedom: theirs was the choice of musicians, styles and sounds they wanted to use. There was however one restriction: each artist was given one day only to record this song in the studio.
Within this strict frame composers and musicians have succeeded in creating eleven totally different pieces of music, whilst often leaving their usual musical backgrounds. Al of the artists involved in this project contributed new material written especially for this album based on a general theme.
It is the aim of Werf Records to produce one such album a year with a thematic approach, using different musicians and composers. This is the first one... about painting and music.

*Stedelijk Museum

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Runout Groove): 33-10001-2A-1 A
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