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VAN GIERSBERGEN ANNEKE - Symphonized (CD)Career-spanning live concert with orchestral arrangements - recorded at Den Haag in 2018
Format: CD / Cat No: 19075896032 / Released: 16/11/2018

Track Listing: 1. Feel Alive / 2. Amity / 3. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki / 4. Two Souls / 5. When I Am Laid In Earth / 6. Travel / 7. Zo Lief / 8. You Will Never Change / 9. Freedom - Rio / 10. Forgotten / 11. Shores Of India

More information: In May 2018, Anneke van Giersbergen (VUUR, Devin Townsend Project, The Gathering) performed two career-spanning concerts with orchestral arrangements together with Residentie Orkest The Hague. Fans came from all over the world to see and hear this crossover collaboration, 11 tracks of which are now released on this live album.

Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen is easily one of the hardest working people in music, and an artist that defies being pigeonholed by genre. She will forever be known as the vocalist for melancholic metallers The Gathering, but since striking out on her own in 2007, she has solidified a solo career, recorded and performed multiple times with Canadian metal genius Devin Townsend, and lent her honey-sweet, yet powerful voice to the likes of Anathema, Icelandic folk group Arstioir, Within Temptation, Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen, Moonspell, John Wetton and Napalm Death.

Residentie Orkest The Hague was founded by its first principal conductor Henri Viotta in 1904 and quickly attracted composers like Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel. The orchestra’s reputation as one of the finest orchestras in Europe makes it an appropriate figurehead for Dutch city The Hague as a cosmopolitan place of justice, peace, and culture.