Can’t say I know the original, but it’s a great song… and this version of yours is REALLY good Wim! I was totally captivated. Great job on the arrangement and mix! I like that it’s nice and open for the first couple of minutes and even when the drums arrive it’s still relatively uncluttered - really lets the vocal shine through. Best thing I’ve heard for a while! Real nice!
Sounds great Wim, I like the sparse arrangement early on, really lets your voice and harmonies come through. Great when the band comes in too. Really good work. I’d not heard the song either, only a few Dutch bands got through to the UK in the 70s and 80s, all were massive too, especially Focus and Golden Earring, as you know. A band called Lucifer might have struggled back then
Hi Phil, as far as I know this song was never released outside the Netherlands, but if you’d like to hear the original (with a female singer, BTW) you can find it on youtube.
Golden Earring still exists and plays regularly.
Focus does not, but former members Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer are still active, I’ve worked a few times with Thijs. Great musician, on both flute and keyboards.
ya really cool opening wim, the cello sounding string was perfect, the penny whistle gave it a different sort of influence. just an excellent vocal for this, especially that final harmony, well done man!
Nice Wim, I didn’t even recognise the song untill the first refrain, shows how well I know my classics
I really like it though, great cover. I thought the intro was maybe a little too dry and could’ve used a subtle reverb, but everything else is spot on.