Earth And Fire

Profil:
This Dutch band featured female vocalist Jerney Kaagman, twin brothers Chris and Gerard Koerts (Chris handled the guitars and Gerard handled the keyboards), bassist Hans Ziech, and drummer Ton v.d. Kleij. Earth & Fire had quite a few hits, like "Seasons" (1969), "Ruby is the One" (1970), "Wild & Exciting" (1970), "Invitation" (1971, released only as a single at that time), "Memories" (1972), and many more. In fact, Song of the Marching Children had a Dutch hit aswell, "Storm & Thunder" (but was edited for single release). When this album came out, the band started to include the Mellotron and synthesizers to their keyboard setup (as well as the Hammond organ, which they used from the beginning), as well as including a side length epic.
Earth & Fire were able to make some great albums in the process. The early Atlantis (1973) and Song of the Marching Children (1971), are recommended. To the World of the Future (1975) finds the band exploring more synthesizers, and Disco tendencies were starting to surface. Other albums are Gate to Infinity (1977), Reality Fills Fantasy (1979), Andromeda Girl (1981), In State of Flux (1982), and their 1989 reunion album Phoenix.
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Albums

S 64 219 Earth And Fire - Earth And Fire illustration d'album Earth And Fire Earth And Fire (Album) Polydor S 64 219 Germany 1970 Vendre cette version
CLP 700 101 Earth And Fire - Song Of The Marching Children illustration d'album Earth And Fire Song Of The Marching Children (Album) Polydor CLP 700 101 Germany 1971 Vendre cette version
3205035 Earth And Fire - Atlantis illustration d'album Earth And Fire Atlantis (Album) Polydor 3205035 Netherlands 1973 Vendre cette version
3161 121 Earth And Fire - To The World Of The Future illustration d'album Earth & Fire* To The World Of The Future (Album) Polydor 3161 121 Germany 1975 Vendre cette version
2374 131 Earth And Fire - Gate To Infinity illustration d'album Earth And Fire Gate To Infinity (Album) Polydor 2374 131 Germany 1977 Vendre cette version
MILP 1310 Earth And Fire - Reality Fills Fantasy illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Reality Fills Fantasy (Album) Vertigo MILP 1310 Sweden 1979 Vendre cette version
6399 271 Earth And Fire - Andromeda Girl illustration d'album Earth And Fire Andromeda Girl (Album) Vertigo, Qcumber 6399 271 Germany 1981 Vendre cette version
88.050 Earth And Fire - In A State Of Flux illustration d'album Earth & Fire* In A State Of Flux (Album) Dureco Benelux 88.050 Netherlands 1982 Vendre cette version
LP/860019, 860019 Earth And Fire - Phoenix illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Phoenix (Album) CNR Records, CNR Records, CNR, CNR LP/860019, 860019 Netherlands 1989 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

DP 1756 Earth And Fire - Seasons illustration d'album アース・アンド・ファイアー* = Earth & Fire* アース・アンド・ファイアー* = Earth & Fire* - Seasons (Single) Polydor DP 1756 Japan 1969 Vendre cette version
2050 044 Earth And Fire - Wild And Exciting illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Wild And Exciting (Single) Polydor 2050 044 Netherlands 1970 Vendre cette version
PEN 741 Earth And Fire - Ruby Is The One  illustration d'album Earth And Fire Ruby Is The One (Single) Polydor PEN 741 UK 1970 Vendre cette version
M 7072 Earth And Fire - Seasons / Osaka illustration d'album Earth And Fire / The Shoes Earth And Fire / The Shoes - Seasons / Osaka(7", Promo) Joker (2), Joker Hi-Fi Records M 7072 Italy 1970 Vendre cette version
DP 1798 Earth And Fire - Invitation illustration d'album Earth And Fire Invitation (Single) Circle (2) DP 1798 Japan 1971 Vendre cette version
2050 133 Earth And Fire - Storm And Thunder illustration d'album Earth And Fire Storm And Thunder (Single) Polydor 2050 133 Netherlands 1971 Vendre cette version
DP 1774 Earth And Fire - 21st Century Show / Wild And Exciting illustration d'album Earth And Fire 21st Century Show / Wild And Exciting(7") Polydor DP 1774 Japan 1971 Vendre cette version
6075 122 Earth And Fire - Ruby Is The One / Wild And Exciting illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Ruby Is The One / Wild And Exciting(7", Single) Philips 6075 122 France 1971 Vendre cette version
2001 356 Earth And Fire - Memories illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Memories (Single) Polydor 2001 356 UK 1972 Vendre cette version
PD 15073 Earth And Fire - Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight (Single) Polydor PD 15073 US 1973 Vendre cette version
2121 235 Earth And Fire - Love Of Life illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Love Of Life (Single) Polydor 2121 235 UK 1974 Vendre cette version
2050 359 Earth And Fire - Only Time Will Tell illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Only Time Will Tell (Single) Polydor 2050 359 Netherlands 1975 Vendre cette version
2040 147 Earth And Fire - Thanks For The Love illustration d'album Earth & Fire* Thanks For The Love (Single) Polydor 2040 147 Germany 1975 Vendre cette version
2040 151 Earth And Fire - What Difference Does It Make illustration d'album Earth And Fire What Difference Does It Make (Single) Polydor 2040 151 Germany 1976 Vendre cette version
2050 498 Earth And Fire - 78th Avenue illustration d'album Earth & Fire* 78th Avenue (Single) Polydor 2050 498 Belgium 1977 Vendre cette version
6147 025 Earth And Fire - Fire Of Love illustration d'album Earth And Fire Fire Of Love (Single) Vertigo 6147 025 Austria 1979 Vendre cette version

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Yesberry

Yesberry

26 octobre 2020
The first five albums are great symphonic rock wit a lot of mellotrons.Being progressive withiout being boring prog The word prog is wrongly chosen,many don't know that terrible term.
StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

26 septembre 2019
Occulted , derivitave , confused and rather boring Dutch pop group that no one remembers.
Jarren

Jarren

23 février 2019
edité over 2 years ago
Their first two albums are outstanding. I'm not even a fan of Prog but Earth & Fire managed to balance it with some seriously heavy riffs and pure pop song structures.

Yeah, that sounds weird on paper but it just works!

Early songs such as Seasons & Hazy Paradise still have a distinct Psych touch, which is wonderful.

But by '71 they were getting seriously heavy. The b-side "Lost Forever" is good enough to rival Zeppelin of the same era.

While their debut LP contained definite hints of Prog ("21st Century Show" being a prime example), it was only with "Song Of The Marching Children" that the band fully embraced it.

The a-side of the album contains four songs, quite varied in style. "Ebb Tide" is light but carries a menacing undercurrent. "Storm And Thunder", one of my personal favourites, is a full-on ride through hell to heaven and back again.

The b-side contains one song (the title piece). It was actually previously recorded as a short 4 minute piece (it featured as a b-side in fact). Here the song is fleshed out to a full 18 minutes. It's the perfect example of Earth & Fire. The musicianship is top drawer, Jerney's vocals are mind blowing, the song never gets boring. It's so varied, but never too "out there" (which is something I dislike in Prog, over-indulgence).

I kinda stumbled upon this band quite by chance. I just found one of their compilations in a record store and thought the band looked cool so I gave it a listen. I was hooked, and I'm more into Electronic music!

In fact, some of the songs do remind me of one of my favourite bands ever, Ladytron (for example, the single "Memories"). No, it's not just the female vocals. Much more than that. I feel a very strong musical correlation.

Anyway, I have yet to really investigate the rest of Earth & Fire's discography. I'm a little wary with what I've heard so far (from the late 70's) to be honest. But I'll definitely be checking out Atlantis, their 3rd LP.
psychdreams

psychdreams

29 novembre 2017
The band should have stopped after releasing the first album and maybe the single Memories.
etienne.stekelenburg

etienne.stekelenburg

26 février 2015
edité over 6 years ago
This must be a mistake. I have never read that the band was named 'Earth & Wind' of 'Earth'

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