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Secret Sounds at  International Record & CD Fair on November 22

Legendary Dutch eighties band Secret Sounds will present their Complete Remasters Limited Edition CD Box at the International Record & CD Fair at Jaarbeurs Utrecht on Saturday November 22-11–2014. The official presentation will take place at the Mainstage at 13:00 hours with a unique performance by core bandmembers followed by a meet & greet. Boxes and Albums will be for sale at Platenhuis 'T Oor stand 122 on both fair days. For more information please visit  www.recordplanet.nl/Secret-Sounds.html

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Secret Sounds Story

Early eighties. Singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Wilmer Wolf and bass player Chip Visser had been working on a dozen songs for about a year before they finally found a suitable drummer, named Toni Peroni. The three young men decided to call themselves Secret Sounds. They soon became one of Holland's most promising new wave bands building themselves a solid live reputation playing all over the country.

Secret Sounds released a debut mini album: Excusez Moi in 1983 on their own Guilty Records label, showcasing their brand of upbeat pop songs blended with reggae, motown and funk grooves. To confirm their stage worth the six track vinyl featured two live recordings. For their following first full album Wasteland they added keyboards to the production and Gert van Veen (who later became the driving force of Quazar, the first dutch House pioneers) joined forces on synthesizers.

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When Toni and -Gert went on to pursue their own career, Secret Sounds had to re-invent themselves. Flamboyant new drummer Jean Monsou gave them a new impulse. Jean and Wilmer started composing together thus broadening the band's musical scope and palette. Gradually the Secret Sounds mach II sound matured, became darker and deeper with Jean's driving tight beats and Chip's inventive bass lines underlining Wolf's chords & lyrics.  

Though often supported by extra musicians, most prominently keyboard players like Willy Huisman and later George van Olffen, the band remained a drum/bass/guitar trio at the heart. Through the years blood brother Igor Zalesky, and in their final year Angeline Bonette joined in on extra vocals live and on record.

The single Promises released by CBS in 1986 was their most successful in terms of radio play, but failed to score. Returning to Wisseloord Studios with faithful producer Michiel Hoogenboezem, the last recorded single "Is It Love" remains unreleased. Although Secret Sounds live reputation always remained solid, the lack of commercial success finally broke up the band in 1987. They remained an inspiration to many new Dutch groups in the 80's as one of the first Dutch new wave/ do-it-yourself bands, the first pop band in the Netherlands to experiment with dubs and remixes on all thinkable formats-. Members of the band spread out to groups like Time Bandits, Moonflower, The Secret Combination and Roccoman. Wilmer Wolf proceeded working as producer and engineer.

Most of Secret Sounds remastered music -has been digital released on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon etc. since May 2013. November 2014 Secret Sounds -Complete Remasters Volumes 0 to 8 will be released in a very limited edition boxset. Separate Volumes will be available as well.

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discography

Angelina & A Camel Called No Surprises

Early Years1979-198
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  Stone Age Sounds. First recordings from the very beginning, a band simply called Sounds, before Secret was added. Compiled from the first four demo tapes by Wilmer and Chip with Toni joining in on the third. Lots of songs,   still searching and exploring - even covering Marley & Beatles - firmly influenced by New Wave and Post-punk.

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Angelina Intro
Restless Restless
Paper Girls
What's Wrong With Me
Sunday
Lizards
Law & Order
Dancing With The Sounds
Faithful For A Change
Deadendloverslane
Angelina & A Camel Called ..... 
Come Together
Beggars
Roots Rock Reggae
Bar Ligure
Suicide Song
Roses For Ruth
That's What Friends Are For
Never Go Home Anymore
Wolfkids Rule

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03:09
02:16
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don’t bet on blondes

Wild Boys 1981-1982
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First gigs, radio recordings and songs from demos 3 and 5. Some pretty rough live encounters. The gig at the Moeras - Harderwijk, a sort of  Junkie Shelter, was a particular messy happening. Several times one guy took hold of the lead mic, apparently speaking in tongues. The band kept on playing, unimpressed. Nervous and speedy, but definitely on a mission.

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Secret Sounds 
Don't Bet On Blondes 
Angelina & A Camel Called... 
Rough Love 
Dancing With The Sounds (demo) 
The Fire Within (demo)
Count Me Out (demo) 
Three Musketeers (demo)
Heartbeat (demo)
Excusez Moi (dixo mix)
Faithful For A Change
Roses For Ruth
Young Hearts
Locomotion
Music Break Out 
Danger Dub (demo) 
What's Wrong With Me (live) (bonus)

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excusez moi

Viva Vinyl! 1983
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 The first genuine record at last. This volume holds the original mini LP, complemented by bonus tracks like b-side Going Out, Vara Radio Sessions and more tracks from the Vrije Vloer.

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Talk Rock
Heartbeat
She Makes My Lunch
Three Musketeers
Mercy On The Mercenary
Excusez Moi (Part 1 & 2)
So Guilty
Full Moon On The Warpath
Going Out
Danger Drum
Talk Rock
Talk Jive (bonus)

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Cry Boy Cry

Next Level 1982-1983
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  After the mini LP, second single Cry Boy Cry was released on 7" & 12" formats. First recordings in a professional 24-track studio. Not the smash the band hoped for, a firm lesson in not taking things for granted. Preparations proceeded for the album Wasteland (working title: 'Tricks') on premo 7 & demo 8 with Michiel and Gert. More live chops evidence on radio and PA recordings.

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Cry Boy Cry (7" version)
Talk Talk
Rumours
Lakota (live)
Heartbeat (live)
She Makes My Lunch (live)
Junkfood (live)
Step Up/ Trix (premo)
Wake The World (demo)
X-Factor (demo)
Johnny (premo)
Wasteland (demo)
(Let's Not) Wake The World (premo)
State Of Sound (demo)
Cry Boy Cry (Extended Mix)

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Wasteland

Rites of Sin 1984

The complete LP with bonus tracks. Produced by Michiel Hoogenboezem and Secret Sounds. Featuring Gert van Veen - synthesizers, Klaas van Dijk - piano, Igor van Zaalen - backing vocals, Anton Visser - piano on track 9. Studio Spitsbergen, Zuidbroek (close to Nova Zembla according to the band). State Of Sound is a modest hit, The Secret Sounds Big Band featuring Gert,  Klaas & Igor tours intensively. Lots of airplay and press attention.

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State Of Sound
Wake The World
Wasteland
Tattoo
Cry Boy Cry
Johnny & The Rites Of Sin
Step Up
X Factor
(Let's Not) Wake The World
Tricks Of The Heart
Apocalypse Bar
Party Struggle
State Of Sound (Solid State Mix)
Wasteland (Single Version)

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Beating On The Danger Drum

Now & Then 1985
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C90 compilation cassette tape, limited edition of 500, set entirely to   2 CD's. Audio Documentary; scraps, demos, b-sides and radio recordings on side A/CD 1, live recordings Melkweg Amsterdam 1984 on side B/CD 2. Treading water and reviewing the story so far.

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CD1
Lakota
Reel To Reel
Young Hearts
Bar Ligure Dub
Close Enough
No Hands To Hold
Talk Talk
Mercy On The Mercenary
Cry Boy Cry (demo)
Going Out
Touch & Go


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Intro
Apocalypse Bar
The Fire Within
Full Moon On The Warpath
Step Up
Wake The World
State Of Sound (Part 1 & 2)
Tricks Of The Heart
Tattoo Intro
Tattoo (live)
Danger Drum


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Promises Promises

Back in the Race 1985-1986
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  A few months after the departure of the X-factor boys, work resumes with flamboyant drummer Jean Monsou and Willy Huisman, the Funky Fries, on keys. New songs, fresh blood, different sounds and sights. Promises recordings, in the mighty Wisseloord Studios featuring Julya Loko - first sax, 80's studio galore & Separation Blues.

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The Making Of Promises
Promises (7")
Time Machine
2 Be Or Not 2 Betray
The Big Sleep
Talk To Me
Rainparade
Tempo Novo
Ready 2 Rize
We Walk Blind
Wake The World (live)
Rumours (live)
Ready 2 Rize (live)
Cry Boy Cry (live)
Heartbeat (intro)
Wasteland (live)
Tattoo (live)
Promises (Black Shirt Remix)

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Icecream World

Final Years 1986-1987
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 After Willy left, the band presented themselves as a trio again. At times with additional musicians. George van Olffen on CP70 grand piano and Moog synth and versatile singer Angeline Bonette remained in the line-up the last year. Basic tracks for demo 10 Icecream World were recorded live with five musicians playing simultaneously. Is It Love, a co-write by Jean and Wilmer and duet with Angeline, was recorded in Wisseloord again and remained the band's unreleased last single.

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Hold Your Breath
Is It Love (demo)
I Don't Want To Be Loved
Icecream World
The Rhythm
Low Life
Graveyard Cats
Heart Of The Hurricane (live)
I Don't Want To Be Loved (live)
Interlewd (live)
Icecream World (live)
Promises (live)
Rainparade (live)
Waste Some Time (live)
Songs Like Movies (live)
Is It Love (7" version)

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Sleepless Nights

Lost & Found 1979-1987
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 Finalizing the whole Remasters project and left with stacks of nice and worthy material that somehow did not fit in the series, Wout & Wilmer decided to add this 2CD compilation with all outtakes, rough diamonds, works in progress and rare live tracks. A look behind the secret scenes. Another audio-doc: The Best of the Rest.

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No Changes (premo)
Wasteland (instrumental full)
Run It Again (unfinished)
Junkfood (unfinished demo)
Party Basix (ruf mix)
Apocalypse Bar (live)
Cry Boy Cry (live)
Wasteland (live)
Tricks Of The Heart (live)
The Big Sleep (live)
Johnny & The Rites Of Sin (live)
Promises (live)
Tempo Novo (live)
State Of Sound (the making of...)
State Of Sound Studio Jam
Tattoo (inst ruf mix)


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Hang On Hang On (Promises Two)
Going Out (live)
So Guilty (live)
Mercy On The Mercenary (premo)
No Hands To Hold (live)
Wake The World (premo)
X-Factor (live)
State Of Sound (live)
Low Life (lo-live)
2 Be Or Not 2 Betray (live)
Waste Some Time
Diver
Promises (basix)
Graveyard Cats (live)
We Walk Blind (live)
Icecream World (live)
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Complete Remasters

Deluxe collector’s edition
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The Complete Remasters Box Set is a limited edition in the Secret Sounds Remasters series;
from Volume 0 - Angelina & A Camel Called No Surprises to Volume 8 - Sleepless Nights, housed in a stylish black satin cardboard box bearing the band's logo in a glossy finish, making this assemblage both a nice looking item for your record shelf as well as a massive amount of essential Secret Sounds listening. 
This deluxe collector’s edition contains all albums, with a a stunning 145 tracks spread across eleven discs, full artwork and a 32-page booklet featuring The Secret Behind Secret Sounds, an in-depth article by renowned rock journalist Hans van den Heuvel, extensive album by album background notes by acclaimed mastering whizzkid Wout de Kruif in a section called Wout's Reel To Real and exclusive photographs. 
Artwork [volumes & booklet] - Bert Keller  Remastering, remixes, transfers, archive - Wout de Kruif  Project coordination, Executive producer - Wilmer Wolf All music produced by Secret Sounds with Michiel Hoogenboezem 
This edition is limited to 120 Box Sets Secret Sounds - Complete Remasters Guilty 9CR

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International Record & CD Fair Saturday 22 November

Legendary Dutch eighties band Secret Sounds will present their Complete Remasters Limited Edition CD Box at the International Record & CD Fair at Jaarbeurs Utrecht on Saturday November 22-11-2014. The official presentation will take place at the Mainstage at 13:00 hours with a unique performance by core bandmembers followed by a meet & greet. Boxes and Albums will be for sale at Platenhuis 'T Oor stand 122 on both fair days. For more information please visit   www.recordplanet.nl/Secret-Sounds.html

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Complete Remasters Preview Party

One week before the official presentation at the International Record Fair, Secret Sounds and Guilty Records are throwing a Preview Party for fans, freaks & family at Starsound Studio Utrecht with a unique live appearance by former bandmembers and special guests.
Some thirty years after the notorious Eighties, Secret Sounds are back with the Complete Masters limited edition CD Box. 9 Volumes on 11 CD's in a deluxe boxset including full artwork and a 32-page booklet featuring an in-depth article by renowned rock journalist Hans van den Heuvel, extensive background notes by acclaimed mastering whizzkid Wout de Kruif and exclusive photographs.
A limited amount of Boxsets and albums will be available. To pre-order please send an mail to guilty@xs4all.nl Starsound Studio Ceylonlaan 7 Utrecht November 15 doors open: 20:30

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Complete Remasters Box available
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Secret Sounds - Complete Remasters CD Box will be available from november 22-11-2014 on. To order this exclusive Box or separate albums please mail to guilty@xs4all.nl

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Contact

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+31(0)36 5302306
Brouwerstraat 10
1315 BP Almere
Platenhuis 't Oor
almere@platenhuis-het-oor.com

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Available November 22

Secret Sounds - Complete Remasters CD Box will be available from 22-11-2014 on. To order this exclusive Box or separate albums please mail to guilty@xs4all
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