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'LOVE FOR LIFE'
A GUITAR ALBUM THAT TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY WHERE ROCK, BLUES AND POP MEET JAZZ
From rousing and rhythmic pieces to intense and melancholy ballads, 'Love For Life' knows how to find the perfect balance between technical virtuosity and emotional depth'.
Guitarist and composer Bernhard Reinke is always searching for how to transform emotions and thoughts into music. Over the years, this quest brought him to new influences and styles through which he started using more and more musical "colors. Thus, in the 70s, in his early days in Groningen, he ended up with rock, blues and pop. He played with Herman Brood, made the album 'Love Vendetta' with Harry 'Cuby' Muskee and with the group Phoney And The Hardcore the album 'Phoney Hits'. From the 1980s he used more jazz influences. He became the bandleader of Transfusion and later Rollercoaster with which he played jazz rock and fusion. Bernhard Reinke released eight albums of his own compositions, 'Love For Life' is the ninth album.
Variety, in style and content
On the new album "Love For Life," you can hear the broad palette of musical styles Bernhard Reinke possesses: from solid rock to swinging blues, from spicy funk to melodic, atmospheric ballads. The album is about existence with its unimaginably beautiful, but also vulnerable and dramatic twists and turns. This is reflected in the titles: 'So Unforgettable,' 'Between Two Worlds,' 'Groovin,' 'Flowers In The Dark,' 'When It Comes Down To It,' 'Hope And Strenght,' 'Love 4 Life. It's about life, from highs to lows, over the past (corona) years. This is a varied album, both in style and content. Bernhard gladly invites you to join him on a journey through the diverse atmospheres of "Love For Life.
Bernhard Reinke wrote the compositions for this album and arranged the pieces. He played the guitars, bass guitars and keyboard parts. Léon Klaasse played drums, percussion and claps on three tracks. On three other tracks, Peter Doppen played drums. The album was recorded, mixed and produced by Bernhard Reinke at Mr. B's Studio in De Heurne, Netherlands. Analog mastering was done at Aria, Atlanta, USA.
Short sound clips of the fifteen
pieces from the new album
On the album Léon Klaasse plays drums on tracks 5, 9 and 14. He plays percussion on track 5 and 9 and claps on track 9. He also sings backing vocals on track 5 and 14.
Drummer/percussionist Léon Klaasse (1959) played in bands like Powerplay and Sweet D'Buster. After an adventure in America he scores a few hits with The Pilgrims. As a session musician he played drums and toured with Jan Akkerman, Herman Brood, Eric Burdon, The Brecker Brothers, Freek de Jonge, Eef Albers, Boudewijn De Groot, Carlo De Wijs, Jan Rot, Lois lane, Eric Burdon, Valley of Dolls, Blues Train and J P Den Tex. At this moment he is percussionist for the Analoques and plays with Robert Jan Stips and Golden Earring bassist Rinus Gerritsen in the occasional Supersister Project.
On 'Love For Life' Peter Doppen plays drums on tracks 2, 4 and 13. Drummer Peter Doppen (1980) is a "jobbing drummer", drumteacher and coach. When he was 16 he had his first bluesband. From that point on he started playing in clubs and on festivals, joining different bands and got interested in different styles of music. It turned out he could make a living out of music. So after a while he started to teach drums (having his own studio for private coaching sessions at Pete's Beat Department), do clinics and played in bluesbands, big-bands, R&B bands, pop/rock bands and accompanied artists like Big John Russell, Sebastian Mego, Shane Alexander, Eddie Conard and Nippy Noya.
The liner notes of the cd
Bernhard Reinke - compositions, arrangements, guitars and bass guitars
Léon Klaasse - drums on tracks 5, 9 and 14, claps on track 9, percussion on Tracks 5 and 9 and backing vocals on tracks 5 and 14
Peter Doppen - drums on tracks 2, 4 and 13
Mixed and produced by Bernhard Reinke at Mr B's, De Heurne, The Netherlands
Remastered at Aria Mastering, Atlanta, USA
Executive producer Double M Productions
Album artwork realized by Patrick Staal
Guitar maintenance by Harry Fuller, Gerhard Kemper and Dragan Milosevic
Guitars by Damir Sabolovic, Charlie Gelber OK Guitars, Guitarpoint, Gregor Hilden, TFOA and Erwin van Waardenburg (Guitar Company)
Special thanks for 'listening along' to Jaap Berends,
for 'thinking along' to Meijer ten Zijthoff, Onno Kelk, Ruud van Zuthem, E Hard Lubbers and Henk Bak,
for 'living along' to Gerda Brethouwer
All tracks © 2023 Double M Productions
Contrazzt Records © 2023 CON 23001
Guitars used on this album:
01 Gibson ES-330TD
02 Gibson Les Paul Standard
03 Gibson ES-335TD
04 Gibson Les Paul Standard
05 Epiphone Broadway E252
06 Gretsch G-3156 Streamliner
07 Gibson Les Paul Junior
08 Gibson ES-125TC
09 Fender Stratocaster
10 Fender Heartfield
11 Kemper 002
12 Fender Mustang
13 Gibson ES-325TD
14 Fender Heartfield
15 Gibson ES-125TC
Amps used on this album:
Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 122
Career AF Tube Amp by Felleretta
Fender Champ Silverface 70s
The compositions on the album
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