terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2013

Dick Bakker Orchestra - Feelings & Nostalgia - Vol. 1

  1. Feelings
  2. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
  3. Mull of Kyntyre
  4. If You Leave Me Now
  5. Canals of Amsterdam
  6. We're All Alone
  7. The Third Man
  8. Don't Give Up on Us
  9. Sanie Ku Zurgalai
  10. I Don't Want to Talk About It
  11. Arthur's Theme
  12. La Strada
  13. Baby Don't Change Your Mind
  14. Island In the Sun
  15. Here There and Everywhere
  16. Eternal Cycle
  17. Le lac du Connemara
  18. Amazing Grace
Feelings & Nostalgia - Vol. 1

In 1974 Dick Bakker released his first instrumental album "Dick Bakker dirigeert" which was awarded with a gold record. This success was followed by a number of other albums like "Soft Melodies", "The Beauty of Nature" and "Eternal Cycle". Together with Mantovani and Dick Bakker's productions with Botticelli, these albums were released in the "Silence and Romance" series of which a total of more than one million copies were sold.

In 1975 Dick Bakker composed, arranged and conducted the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest "Dinge Dong" for Teach Inn, with worldwide sales of more than six million sound carriers. In 1977, he wrote the tribute "I Remember Elvis Presley" for Danny Mirror. More than 2 million copies of this international hit were distributed.

In 1977 Dick Bakker started his music production company "Topesa B.V." and focused on composing, arranging and conducting film music, audiovisuals, company presentations, commercials and album projects. In London he established an orchestra with musicians from The London Philharmonic, St. Martin in The Fields and top musicians from the freelance sector.

In 1991 Dick Bakker became artistic leader of the Dutch Metropole Orkest where he was appointed Chief Conductor in 1992. The Metropole Orkest developed into one of the world's leading orchestras. As Chief Conductor he received the "Gouden Harp" from the Dutch music promotion foundation Conamus and with the orchestra he was awarded the "Ere Zilveren Reissmicrofoon" from the Nipkow foundation for promotion of Dutch radio and television programmes, as well as the "Goulden Notenkraker" of the Dutch Musicians and Artists Union (Ntb). He conducted the Metropole Orkest for numerous radio and television shows with national & international artists and musicians. As chief conductor and artistic director of The Metropole Orchestra, Dick Bakker performed with the following international artists: Oleta Adams, Madeline Bell, Andrea Bocelli, Cristina Branco, Patrick Bruel, Chris de Burgh, Terry Bozzlo, Joe Cocker, George Dalaras, Celine Dion, George Duke, Brian Eno, Art Garfunkel, Gloria Gaynor, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Horn, Cleo Laine, Michel Legrand, Alan Parsons, Laura Pausini, Dulce Pontes, Cliff Richards, Demis Rousos, The Swingle Singers, The Supremes, Sister Sledge, Mikis Theodorakis, Toots Thielemans, Bonny Tyler, Gino Vanelli and Steve Val. Dick Bakker also was the conductor for the Oscar-winning motion picture "Antonia's line" and numerous Dutch box-office hits.

From 2005 Dick Bakker has been active in the music industry for 40 years. In that period he wrote more than 3000 compositions & arrangements and worked as recording engineer, composer, arranger, conductor and producer on hundreds of productions with a distribution of more than 50 million ound and image carriers.

After 14 years, on November 6th 2005, Dick Bakker layed down his position of Chief Conductor and Music Director of The Metropole Orchestra.

(From the original liner notes)

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