Brand new introduction compilation of Nederbeat Classics taken from the long running CD series The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music now available on vinyl for the first time with audio remastered for the format. Selected here are eleven of Holland's most successful bands from the 1960s and 1970s.
Songs from The Motions' "Wasted Words," The Outsiders' "Lying All The Time" and Rudy Bennett's smash hit "How Can We Hang On To A Dream" represent the early beginnings of the Dutch Nederbeat sound. Golden Earrings' (before the name was shortened to Golden Earring) "Sound Of The Screaming Day," The Shoes' "Don't You Cry For A Girl" and The Cats' "Times Were When" conclude Side A. Continuing on Side B with Sandy Coast's "Capital Punishment," the blues influenced Livin' Blues' "Wang Dang Doodle," Brainbox's "To You," Earth and Fire's "Storm And Thunder" and concluding with the symphonic rock from Kayak's "Mammoth.
The compilation highlights music from the forthcoming new vinyl albums in The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music series. Dutch bands that were not only groundbreaking and successful in the '60s and '70s in The Netherlands but also far beyond the Dutch borders. Each double album collects the most important original A-sides and a selection of B-sides. Where possible the albums are completed with relevant album tracks and English liner notes.