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Wim Mertens Performed By Soft VerdictMaximizing The Audience

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Circles18:28
Lir18:18
Maximizing The Audience11:43
The Fosse4:34
Whisper Me19:02

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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1985-05-00, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 480Belgium1985Belgium1985
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1985-05-00, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 480, Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 485Belgium1985Belgium1985
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1985, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Normal – Normal 13, Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 480Germany1985Germany1985
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1985, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Music-Box – SMB 87/88, Music-Box – M. BOX 87/88Greece1985Greece1985
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1985, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Shinseido Co., Ltd. – SC-1006-7Japan1985Japan1985
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1986, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Grabaciones Accidentales – 6GA-056Spain1986Spain1986
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1986, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Grabaciones Accidentales – 6GA-056, Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 480Spain1986Spain1986
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1987, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI CD 480Belgium1987Belgium1987
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1988, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Grabaciones Accidentales – GACD-056Spain1988Spain1988
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1988, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI CD 480Europe1988Europe1988
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1989, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Materiali Sonori – MASO CD 90010Italy1989Italy1989
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1990, VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Materiali Sonori – MASO 33042Italy1990Italy1990
    New Submission
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 1991, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Music Box International – MBI CD 87.8, Music Box International – MBI CD 87.8Greece1991Greece1991
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 2003-05-00, CDMaximizing The Audience
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 1480, Les Disques Du Crépuscule – 085.1480.029Belgium2003Belgium2003
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 2007, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    DRO – 2564698069, Rhino Records (2) – 2564698069Spain2007Spain2007
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 2007, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    DRO – 2564698069, Rhino Records (2) – 2564698069, Usura Music – 2564698069
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    Spain2007Spain2007
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 2008, CDMaximizing The Audience
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    EMI Classics – 50999 5163322 6, Usura Music – 50999 5163322 6Belgium2008Belgium2008
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, 2014, VinylMaximizing The Audience
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
    Music On Vinyl – MOVCL003, Wim Mertens Music – MOVCL003, Usura Music – MOVCL003, Parlophone – MOVCL003
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    Europe2014Europe2014
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    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, , CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Les Disques Du Crépuscule – TWI 480-2BelgiumBelgium
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, , CDMaximizing The Audience
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    Grabaciones Accidentales – 9031-78746-2, Les Disques Du Crépuscule – 9031-78746-2SpainSpain
    Cover of Maximizing The Audience, , VinylMaximizing The Audience
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    Music Box International – SMB 87/88, Music Box International – M. BOX 87/88GreeceGreece
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    Reviews

    • DonnaJane's avatar
      DonnaJane
      I first heard this album in 1997 when I was 29 and it became the soundtrack to my come down thirties.

      Beautiful piano interludes dance and transport you to a different plane... Completely mesmerising and still, to this day, some 25 years later, hold very dear memories.
      • Risingson's avatar
        Risingson
        Edited 10 months ago
        Wim Mertens has been low key a big influence on the European electronic scene, mostly the progressive trance one, and it is fun to trace common elements from his compositions to what ended up on the most well known tunes of the style. "Maximizing the Audience" in particular has had so many edits that you may have listened to any of them if you went clubbing in the last 30 years.

        In any case a great example of the ostinato/arpeggio kind of minimalism that Mertens, Nyman, Glass etc have been mastering.
        • ucci's avatar
          ucci
          Got this in Second Life, Amsterdam hidden among a pile of shaggy haired 1970s dutch prog rock LPs. Opening the box, I knew the sort of company Mertens was in when I saw arthouse poster boy Paul Haig mentioned on a full sleeve advert inside on the same label. I bought it as a curio.

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