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Profile Import, Original recording remastered

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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, June 19, 2000
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Editorial Reviews

Remastered reissue of the acclaimed guitarist from Focus' 1973 release.

1. Fresh Air
2. Kemps Jig
3. Etude
4. Blue Boy
5. Andante Sostenuto
6. Maybe Just A Dream
7. Minstrel/Farmers Dance
8. Stick

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 19, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
  • ASIN: B00004TYQI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #622,446 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rob Ainsley on January 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Side 2 is for fans only, but Side 1 is one of the most extraordinary tracks I've heard: the 20-minute improvisation of 'Fresh Air'. Manic, raw, unfettered, full of unexpected melodic and harmonic twists, and thankfully not "cleaned up" or "improved" by producers, it's an exhilaratingly scary type of music from a forgotten era. For those who find Akkerman's guitar work on the excellent Focus albums not quite exploratory or challenging enough, this is just the thing. And it's not all wild - the anguished, heartfelt lyricism of 'Blue Notes for Listening' definitely stands up to the best of Akkerman or Focus. One of my all-time top 20 albums.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Walrus on August 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Jan Akkerman is one of the most talented guitarists ever and this album is one of his best. I have a hard picking a favorite album as all of his music is exceptional. Best known for his work with the band Focus, which was an extraordinary band, he left and never looked back. His solo work has shown his versatility as an artist as Jan experiments with every genre of music including jazz, rock, fusion, progressive, classical, and blues. He crosses all the boundaries of music and blends it all together to make a masterpiece. I can listen to this album over and over and get lost in its different flavors. It's sad and melancholic in some songs, happy and joyful in others. I love the contrast that Jan relates in his music. There are few artists that I have to have everything they've ever recorded, but Jan Akkerman is one of those artists.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Raimund on January 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Too bad the limit is 5 stars. This is the album which convinced multitudes that Jan was the World's Greatest Guitarist in the early 70's. Only previously available in degraded recorded quality on the Talent's Profile double-CD, this features Fresh Air a progressive fusion rock magnum opus, as well as the minor gem Blue Boy. Jan noodles on the lute for much of the rest, exhibiting his strictly music-based ambitions. The sound quality is impressive. This CD sounds magnificent on a great stereo system!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By frankp93 VINE VOICE on May 11, 2006
Format: Audio CD
As impressive as Akkerman's electric playing was, I was blown away by his nylon string work. It had a freedom and edge that few devoted classical players allow themselves. I'd had this album before I even knew who Diabelli and Carcassi were or heard anyone play their music. The little Carcassi etude is from his Guitar Method and is still one of my favorite pieces to play. The brooding Andante Sostenuto can be found in an anthology titled "World's Favorite Classical Guitar Music Vol 2" (can't recall the publisher, perhaps Alfred). "Kemp's Jig" sounds better on the lute but, lefty lutes being scarce, I worked out my own arrangement on guitar - Noad has one as well in his Renaissance Guitar anthology. I always wished Akkerman would do a album of solo pieces, but I suppose this is as close as he ever came.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daniel P. Rimsa on May 13, 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you like the good Focus recordings, you will like this. It is like Focus 3 but much wilder guitar on the rocking pieces and refined Baroque lute pieces also. We played this once for an older friend and he said it reminded him of Bolivian Indian music, only slower. I thought he was joking until I heard proper Bolivian music. It's manical yet innovative. I am awaiting the arrival of a CD as I listen to a 25 year old record I dug out of the collexion. A good clean copy will make a good record better.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Gorman "Crystalline Structure Moon" on January 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
when amazon recommended this to me, i had to grab it up! i used to have it on vinyl back in the day, and i loved it! hearing it again brought back great memories! the first tune is nearly 20 minutes long & took up the entire side 1 of the vinyl record. it starts with jan playing a mellow bit on a fender rhodes (electric piano) for a minute or two and then goes into a rocking guitar jam with a band that, although it is a studio recording, it almost sounds like a spontaneous concert jam with the old dutch prog-rock group he spearheaded, focus. this album was done around the time his group focus was big (the early '70s), and this side-long 20 minute jam clearly ranks up there with focus' side-long opuses like "eruption" and "hamburger concerto". the opening tune on this album "fresh air" starts with 2 minutes of mellow fender rhodes, then goes into an 18-minute rocking electric, jamming guitar jam that you really gotta hear if you like those drawn-out '70s, 'oops, i forgot to stop' guitar jams! i love stuff like that, and often played side 1 last when playing the album, just because it was a great way to end the listening experience! After that, side 2 was mostly short, acoustic guitar solo tunes, which is a great antithesis to side 1...you get both ends of the scale. the short, acoustic guitar tunes are very well done, and there are even a few short, electric band pieces (mostly with a strong blues element) to keep the side interesting. it's entirely instrumental, well-thought-out, with moments of classical mixed with the hard-driving rock of the '70s. i highly recommend this entire album! and i also recommend (even though it's on cd) playing the part with the short acoustic & blues jams first, and saving the grand, long rocking nearly-20-minute opus for last! believe me...your ears and your brain will thank you!
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