September 10, 2010

Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique: Live in Europe

Anneke van Giersbergen left Dutch ethereal metal band The Gathering in 2007 to pursue a career with her new band Agua de Annique. After releasing three studio albums and a record with Anathema singer and guitarist Daniel Cavanagh her new one, Live in Europe is a summary of her career, a live souvenir for her fans and - thankfully - some new songs as well.

Recorded in France and Spain earlier this year Van Gierbsergen once again shows her love for pop and rock, with three new songs (all uptempo rockers) to spice things up. Who I Am, Fury and Laugh It Out sound fresher and more alive than the older stuff that the audiences wanted to hear - they are placated as well with a re-arranged version of Shrink, a song that she wrote when she was only 19 and a live favorite at The Gathering shows.

Backed by a versatile trio Giersbergen sounds at ease and relaxed, throwing in jazz licks in Hey Okay and stretching the notes in Beautiful One. With Live in Europe her live sound is preserved for posterity. You can barely her fans though - it would have been good idea to have set up a mike or two to capture their enthusiasm.

Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique:
Anneke van Giersbergen: vocals, piano, guitar
Ruud Jolie: guitar
Jacques de Haard: bass
Rob Snijders: drums

Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique: Live in Europe

Live in Europe is a released om Jammm/Agua Recordings. Release date: October 15. Pre-order it from her website.

  1. Intro
  2. The World
  3. My Girl
  4. Who I Am
  5. Day After Yesterday
  6. Hey Okay!
  7. Fury
  8. Beautiful One
  9. Adore
  10. I Want
  11. Laugh It Out
  12. Witnesses
  13. Shrink

Video: Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique: Live in Europe teaser

Live dates:
  • 10/15 Spot, Middelburg
  • 10/16 Bolwerk, Sneek
  • 10/22 Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht
  • 10/23 Groene Engel, Oss NL
  • 10/29 De Peppel, Zeist
  • 11/05 Simplon, Groningen
  • 11/06 Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
  • 11/12 Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen
  • 11/18 Vorstin, Hilversum
  • 11/19 LVC, Leiden
  • 11/20 Melkweg, Amsterdam


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