Arjen Anthony Lucassen – Strange Hobby26th July 2016
10 years ago an album was released called Strange Hobby. At the time of release no-one had a clue who it was even recorded by. 10 years on it can now be revealed that it was Arjen Anthony Lucassen & what an album it is too
22 tracks of rarely recorded (by other artists) cover versions & rocked up.
It’s an album that’s perfect for BBQs, chilling out by the pool on holiday or generally lazing on a ‘sunny afternoon’.
This edition includes four bonus tracks which have not been available on the album previously.
Arjen said “Back in 1996 I had so much fun recording Strange Hobby! It was great to take a break from recording my complex, bombastic Ayreon prog-extravaganzas and blow off some steam blasting out these rocky cover versions of my favorite songs from the sixties. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to this psychedelic blast from the past as much as I enjoyed recording it! Groovy!”
A bold move to release an album with no artist & 10 years later, after being long deleted, re-issue it, expanded & actually admit to this genius album is a masterstroke that only Arjen would think of.
Available now from all the usual good, bad & those in-between outlets.
Strange Hobby is a masterclass on how to do songs by other artists properly, making them your own, yet keeping them recognisable.
1. ARNOLD LAYNE
2. NORWEGIAN WOOD
3. PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN
4. I AM A ROCK
5. BORIS THE SPIDER
6. (FURTHER REFLECTIONS) IN THE ROOM OF PERCUSSION
7. SUNNY AFTERNOON
8. SEE EMILY PLAY
9. FOR NO ONE
10. I WANT YOU
11. BUS STOP
12. FLOWERS IN THE RAIN
13. THE LETTER
14. RIDE A WHITE SWAN
15. SLOOP JOHN B.
16. DAYDREAM BELIEVER
17. CATCH THE WIND
18. ICE IN THE SUN
19. PRETTY GIRLS
20. IN THE ROOM OF PERCUSSION – Feat. Peter Daltrey
21. LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE
22. RUBY TUESDAY
There is no score, it’s just
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