The Marks Sessions – Expanded Edition
Genre: Progressive Jazz Rock
Catalog number: CDP-1109
2CD ALQUIN – The Marks Sessions – Expanded Edition
Although their international success was only short-lived, Alquin was an eclectic band filled with inspiration.
Over the course of six years, they made four critically acclaimed studio albums. Marks (1972) was a promising kick-off to Alquin’s recording career and showed a band searching for a definitive style.
As several tapes from the original sessions were unearthed earlier this year, The Marks Sessions contains a fascinating one-hour journey through the making of the album, featuring demo-versions of I Wish I Could, Oriental Journey and Marc's Occasional Showers, among many others.
In addition, this 2cd-set features a recording of the concert Alquin performed at the Circustheater in Scheveningen on July 2nd, 1972. This gig represents the band in their first line-up, just before the recording of Marks and already pointing musically of what was to come on its follow-up The Mountain Queen.
The recordings have been exclusively remastered from the original master-tapes. In addition, The Marks Sessions contains an informative booklet with the complete Alquin story and rare memorabilia.
CDP-1109 2CD ALQUIN – The Marks Sessions – Expanded Edition
CHAPTER 1 – The Marks Sessions
1. Oriental Journey 4:45 – demo 1
2. Oriental Journey 3:28 – demo 2
3. Soft Royce 9:12 – demo 1
4. Soft Royce 7:05 – demo 2
5. I Wish I Could 11:52 – demo 1
6. I Wish I Could 3:13 – demo 2
7. You Always Can Change 3:08 – demo 1
8. You Always Can Change 3:01 – demo 2
9. Marc's Occasional Showers 8:47 – demo 1
10. Marc's Occasional Showers 4:04 – demo 2
11. Catherine’s Wig 2:38 – demo 1
Tracks 1 – 11 previously unreleased sessions 1972
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 61:28
CHAPTER 2 – Live At The Circustheater
1. Overture / The Least You Could Do Is Send Me Some Flowers 9:04
2. Hard Royce 2:44
3. Soft Royce 9:48
4. Marc’s Occasional Showers 9:17
5. I Wish I Could 10:02
6. Mr. Barnum Jr.’s Magnificent And Fabulous City 10:05
Tracks 1 – 6 previously unreleased live concert 1972
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 51:02
- Music Style: Progressive Jazz Rock
- Exclusively restored dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes
- Deluxe 2CD digi-pack gatefold sleeve
- 16 page booklet, rare memorabilia, photo’s & liner notes included
- Promo video clip You Always Can Change on You Tube
- Promo commercial on You Tube