In ‘07, AB launched a timeless series: ◄◄ REWIND. Central to this series are Belgian musicians who perform ‘their classic’. Call it a milestone in their career or go a step further: a key record for popular Belgian music. Often, but not always, we're talking about albums that are etched into collective memory. Let's just say: points of reference in the landscape of Belgian music. So each season a number of performers play their entire ‘pièce de résistance’. Entirely? That's right, in the exact order that they want to tell their story now or wanted to tell it at the time of its success.
With ◄◄ REWIND AB also contributes to the activation of Belgium's musical heritage. Those who have already passed in review: ‘Royalty In Exile’ (The Scabs), ‘Gorky’ (by Gorki), ‘1981-1984’ (The Neon Judgement), ‘The Kids’ (The Kids), ‘Nooit Meer Drinken’ (Raymond Van Het Groenewoud), ‘Op Zoek Naar Romantiek’ (Guido Belcanto) and also ‘Jonge Helden’ by Arbeid Adelt!
The three Belgian classics pivotal to this new issue: De Mens who present their effervescent debut ‘De Mens’ from ’92, Luc Van Acker who picks up the thread of ‘The Ship’ from ’84, and also Wim Mertens with his under-appreciated album ‘Struggle For Pleasure’ (’82).
Just as previous performers, they too will be honoured with an official stone-laying ceremony in the Steenstraat next to AB: in recognition of their contribution to Belgian (pop) music.
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