Jan Akkerman's Profile review by Tim Baugh

- Profile - Jan Akkerman

In a magazine interview Jan recalls visiting England in 1966/67 where he first heard Julian Bream playing the lute which, generated an interest which eventually became an obsession. Jan loved the English countryside (which is what "Elsepth of Nottingham" is dedicated to) and liked the 1960s artistic boom to the Renaissance in 16th Europe.

Profile was actually recorded in 1969 after Jan left FOCUS and before "In and Out of Focus" was recorded. It was regarded as weak and was only released after Jan became a world-wide guitar hero. He was embarrassed and did not want it released as it was not representative of what he was doing in 1972.

Tim Baugh

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