OVER THE TOP

by the watchman & friends

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‘Over the Top’ is a phrase an officer would yell in World War I when the soldiers were sent out of their trenches into the Noman’s land towards an often certain death or agony on the field.

To be a musician feels sometimes like going ‘over the top’. They also go to battle ‘for the sake of the song’ for beauty, truth , an idea or to make a living. An insecure future is awaiting with disappointment, many challenging miles, and not seldom a meager existence.

And after all that, they go again.

I would like to dedicate this album to all the friends and colleagues I have had the privilege to work with during my musical life thus far of going ‘Over the Top’.

credits

released December 20, 2010

ALL MUSIC & WORDS: AD VAN MEURS & ANKIE KEULTJES

Helaas is op de CD bij de credits de bijdrage op accordeon van Bart de Win op 'Getting ready for the evening' per ongeluk niet vermeld. Excuses Bart...

AD VAN MEURS: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, dobro
ANKIE KEULTJES: harmony vocal & background vocal
STEPHAN JANKOWSKI: acoustic, spanish & electric guitar
THEO WIJDEVEN: bass guitar
SJOERD VAN BOMMEL: drums & percussion
MARJAN CORNILLE: acoustic guitar & background vocal
BART DE WIN: accordeon
SOPHIE CAVEZ: button accordion
JOS BEEREN: tenor sax

PRODUCED BY: Ankie Keultjes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ad van Meurs
RECORDED & MIXED: BY Ankie Keultjes at the HT Sound studio, Gemert & the Blue Room, Eindhoven the Netherlands
MASTERED BY: Alan Ward at Electric City, Bruxelles

ARTWORK: Bregje Schoffelen
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcel Houweling (Ad & Ankie), Ronald Rietman (musicians)

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