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tracks

1                    STRUGGLE FOR PLEASURE    03:53

2                    BIRDS FOR THE MIND    04:43

3                    CLOSE COVER    03:15

4                    THEIR DUET    03:28

5                    HUMILITY    02:54

6                    OFTEN A BIRD    03:41

7                    4 MAINS    03:10

8                    NO TESTAMENT    03:50

9                    IRIS    09:47

10                  HORS NATURE    03:14

11                   MAXIMIZING THE AUDIENCE    0

12                  THE SCENE    03:10

musicians

1. STRUGGLE FOR PLEASURE
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - CLARINET
LUK SCHOLLAERT - SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
PIETER VEREERTBRUGGHEN - BASS SYNTHESIZER
HANS FRANÇOIS - ELECTRIC AND ACOUSTIC PIANO
WIM MERTENS - PIANO

2. BIRDS FOR THE MIND
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - CLARINET, SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
MARC GRAUWELS - FLUTE, PICCOLO
GEERT STEEN - BASS TUBA
WIM MERTENS - PIANO, VOICE

3. CLOSE COVER
PIETER VEREERTBRUGGHEN - BASS
WIM MERTENS - PIANO, VOICE

4. THEIR DUET
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
WARD HOORNAERT - TRUMPET
EDDY VERDONCK - BASS TROMBONE
HUGO MATHIJSSEN - BASS TUBA
KATELIJNE VAN LAETHEM - VOICE
WIM MERTENS - PIANO

5. HUMILITY
WIM MERTENS - PIANO, VOICE

6. OFTEN A BIRD
XAVIER CLAEYS - VIOLIN
STEFAAN CLAEYS - VIOLIN
CLAIRE DELPLANQUE - VIOLIN
MAURITS GOOSSENS - VIOLIN
KRIS VAN SEVEREN - VIOLA
LIVIN VANDEWALLE - CELLO
KOEN LIEVENS - CELLO
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - CLARINET
MICHEL VANGHELUWE - DOUBLE BASS
BRIGITTE HERTOGS - HARP
RICK VERCRUYSSE - HORN
EDDY VERDONCK - BASS TROMBONE
HUGO MATHIJSSEN - BASS TUBA
PAUL BERVOETS - VIOLA
BART QUARTIER - PERCUSSION
WIM MERTENS - PIANO

7. 4 MAINS
HANS FRANÇOIS - PIANO
WIM MERTENS - PIANO

8. NO TESTAMENT
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - CLARINET
MARC GRAUWELS - PICCOLO
LIVIN VANDEWALLE - CELLO
EDDY VERDONCK - BASS TROMBONE
GEERT STEEN - BASS TUBA
LUC VERDONCK - BASSOON
ETIENNE SIEBENS - BASS
MARC BONNE - PERCUSSION

9. IRIS
WIM MERTENS, PIANO, VOICE

10. HORS-NATURE
XAVIER CLAEYS - VIOLIN
GEERT DEVOS - BASS TROMBONE
KRIS VAN SEVEREN - VIOLA
LIEVEN VANDEWALLE - CELLO
ETIENNE SIEBENS - BASS
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - CLARINET
MARK VERDONCK - ALTO SAXOPHONE
STEFAAN CLAEYS - VIOLIN
TIM VAN MEDEGAEL - BASS TROMBONE
BRIGITTE HERTOGS - HARP
BART QUARTIER - PERCUSSION
WIM MERTENS - PIANO

11. MAXIMIZING THE AUDIENCE
GEOFFREY MAINGART - VIOLIN
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
VALÉRIE KOOLEMANS-BEIJNEN - VOICE
INE VAN DEN BERGH - VOICE
MARC BONNE - PERCUSSION
WIM MERTENS - PIANO

12. THE SCENE
WIM MERTENS - GUITAR

credits

1. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY MARC FRANÇOIS - FROM THE ALBUM STRUGGLE FOR PLEASURE, 1983
2. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY WERNER PENSAERT - FROM THE ALBUM THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT, 1986
3. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY MARC FRANÇOIS - FROM THE ALBUM STRUGGLE FOR PLEASURE, 1983
4. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY STEPHAN KRAEMER - FROM THE ALBUM SHOT AND ECHO, 1993
5. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY MARC FRANÇOIS - FROM THE ALBUM AFTER VIRTUE, 1988
6. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY STEPHAN KRAEMER - FROM THE ALBUM JARDIN CLOS, 1996
7. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY MARC FRANÇOIS - FROM THE ALBUM VERGESSEN, 1982
8. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY WERNER PENSAERT - FROM THE ALBUM MOTIVES FOR WRITING, 1989
9. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY STEPHAN KRAEMER - FROM THE ALBUM STRATÉGIE DE LA RUPTURE, 1991
10. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY STEPHAN KRAEMER, 1996 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED COMPOSITION
11. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY WERNER PENSAERT - FROM THE ALBUM MAXIMIZING THE AUDIENCE, 1985
12. RECORDED AND ENGINEERED BY STEPHAN KRAEMER - FROM THE ALBUM SIN EMBARGO, 1997

ALL MUSIC COMPOSED, ARRANGED AND COMPOSED BY WIM MERTENS
COVER PHOTO BY JOHAN JACOBS

PUBLISHED BY USURA, 1997. ALL RIGTHS RESERVED
© 1997 USURA