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24 Feb 2017

Water “The Second Day” 1975 first Lp + ”Damburst" 1976 second Lp Dutch Prog Rock







Water “The Second Day” 1975 first Lp + ”Damburst" 1976 second Lp  Dutch Prog Rock 
Water “The Second Day 1975 first Lp
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Judging from their debut "The Second Day”, the Dutch six-piece Water played a brand of ‘70s rock where the only musical references I can think of perhaps would be Birth Control’s “This Song is Just for You” from their “Plastic People” album, and some Eela Craig. The guitarist has an often-funky edge to his playing, and dominated the band’s well thought-out sound together with flute, harmonica and keyboards (mostly clavinet, el-piano and string-synths). The vocals are both male and female, another element that gave the band a varied and interesting sound.

The material on “The Second Day” is fairly song-based, but still with sophisticated and intriguing structures. The opener “Holiday (Hideaway)” is a bit more folk-influenced than the rest of the album, and starts with a nice and rural melody played on flute before the wistful verse appears. The chorus has two different melodies upon each other, and shows off the band’s rich vocal harmonies. “After the Ball” is one of the best on the record, featuring good melodies, funky rhythms, nice combination of the flute and harmonica and has the same kind of interesting compositional structure as the opener.

The country-influenced “You’re Older Now” is probably the weakest song here, but quickly forgotten when the first side is closed with the nice “Night About Four” that reminds me slightly of a funkier and more soul-inflected version of the British band Samurai. The second side rocks a bit harder, as both “All Around You Tumble” and “Follow Me” features quite loud and rocking riffs, but still avoid being straightforward rockers.

The atmospheric “Come and See the Day” is a pleasant song where their wide use of harmonica really comes to full effect. But “Okinavasta” is again a more upbeat and rocking song, but now with a Latin-flavoured chorus. The title-track is a short ballad where the band enters more symphonic realms, and would not been out of place on an Earth and Fire album. “The Second Day” is an interesting and often unique-sounding record that should appeal to many fans of the '70s.
Vintage-prog …………

Water - one of the most underrated Dutch groups. Was formed in 1974 by former keyboardist Sandy Coast Ron Westerbeek. The structure includes Andre Bleeker (guitar), John Lagrand (harmonica, ex-Livin 'Blues), Pieter Voogt (drums, ex-Ekseption and Continental Uptight Band), Jan van Dijk (flute), Boris Farberow (bass) and Debbie Wokaty (vocals). The band released two albums, the second of which "Damburst" was recorded with the help of Chris White Ex-Zombies. 
They were mixed in their sound funk, tropical sound and light symphonic rock. It is incomprehensible, but the group did not receive recognition in the '70s and quickly collapsed. This mixture Earth & Fire, Galaxy-Lin and Carmen deserves a higher position in the history of Dutch pop music! 
Got a lot of pleasure listening to these guys ... 
Damburst - album, which tells of the struggle between man and nature. Beautiful, quiet, not wrapped prog. The group includes former musicians proto-progressive group of the 60s «The Sandy Coast». In the group of musicians play the harmonica, which is quite unusual for progroka. 
But in fact, a great team. Alas (how many, alas), was .........

Damburst seems to be some sort of concept album about a struggle between man and nature. The band that made the album is named Water, and they include among their personnel ex-members of the old 60's proto-prog band Sandy Coast. 

Also, they include a harmonica player, unusual for a prog band. The gentle flute playing, churning string-synths and sustain-filled guitar-solos on tracks like "Sail away" remind me mostly of Camel. 

There are also some more mainstream rock pieces, but they aren't really offensive enough to make me skip them, though most of them aren't especially exciting or distinctive. The vocals are occasionally memorable, resembling Roger Daltrey on "Damburst II" 
by Mike Ohman................

- Ron Westerbeek - keyboards, vocals (ex- Sandy Coast)
- Pieter Voogt - percussion, drums (ex-Ekseption; Continental Uptight Band)
- John Lagrand - harmonica (ex-Livin’ Blues)
- Jan Van Dijk - flute, guitar, vibraphone, vocals
- Debra Wokaty - vocals
- Boris Farberow - bass, vocals
- Abdre Bleeker – guitar

Tracks
1. Holiday Hideaway (R. Westerbeek, A. Bleeker, D. Wokaty) - 4:18
2. After The Ball (R. Westerbeek, A. Bleeker, D. Wokaty) - 5:02
3. You’re Older Now (R. Westerbeek, John Le Grand) - 5:01
4. Night About Four (R. Westerbeek, B. Farberow) - 5:13
5. All Around You Tumble (R. Westerbeek, A. Bleeker, D. Wokaty) - 4:45
6. Come And See The Day (A. Bleeker, R. Westerbeek) - 4:18
7. Okinavasta (R. Westerbeek, Jan Van Dijk) - 3:52
8. Follow Me (R. Westerbeek, A. Bleeker, D. Wokaty) - 4:57
9. The Second Day (J. Van Dijk, R. Westerbeek, D. Wokaty) - 3:36

Water “Damburst”  1976 second Lp 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2e_8LwT_cA

Damburst seems to be some sort of concept album about a struggle between man and nature. The band that made the album is named Water, and they include among their personnel ex-members of the old 60’s proto-prog band Sandy Coast.

Also, they include a harmonica player, unusual for a prog band. The gentle flute playing, churning string-synths and sustain-filled guitar-solos on tracks like “Sail away” remind me mostly of Camel.

There are also some more mainstream rock pieces, but they aren’t really offensive enough to make me skip them, though most of them aren’t especially exciting or distinctive. The vocals are occasionally memorable, resembling Roger Daltrey on “Damburst II”
by Mike Ohman…………..

Water
*Boris Farberow - Bass, Vocals
*Allaert Troost - Guitar, Slide Guitar
*Jan Van Dijk - Flute, Guitar, Vibraphone, Vocals
*Martin Van Hilst - Percussion, Drums
*Ron Westerbeek - Organ, Vocals, Piano

Tracklist
(What Happened To) Your Dreams 3:35
The Whisper Of Doom 1:02
Damburst (Part I) 2:10
Feeling’s Real 5:52
Up The Ladder 4:45
Message (Don’t Break Me) 4:55
Aggression 2:45
Water 3:51
Sail Away (Books You Never Read) 5:09
The Last Seagull 4:21
Damburst (Part II) 3:10
It’s Over 4:43 

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