The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music is a new Music On Vinyl series of compilation albums by Dutch bands that were not only groundbreaking and successful in the '60s and '70s in the Netherlands but also far beyond Dutch borders. Each double album collects the band's most important original A sides and a selection of their B side singles. The corresponding audio has been remastered for the vinyl format and the compilations come complete with redesigned artwork including English liner notes.
The Dutch city of The Hague earned the honorary title of being the Liverpool of The Netherlands, thanks to the success of The Motions and many more bands during that time. The pioneering Motions featured singer Rudy van den Berg aka Rudy Bennett, guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, bassist Henk Smitskamp, and drummer Sieb Warner.
They scored an instant hit in 1965 with "Wasted Words" followed by "Why Don't You Take It," "The Same Old Song" and their plea to legalize drugs "Tonight Will Be Stoned." Their 1965 debut album Introducing The Motions served as a classic example of Nederbeat while their sophomore set Their Own Way even featured the great Scott Walker. Also included here are three solo songs by Bennett ("How Can We Hang On To A Dream," "Amy," "I'm So Proud") plus a fine selection of B-sides.