PEDAL POINT - 1981
Thijs van Leer: Keyboards, flute and vocals
Paul Shigihara: Guitars / guitar synth
Tato Gomez: Bass
Mario Argandona: Drums
Music composed by Thijs van Leer
publisher: van Leer Music/R.T.M.
Arranged by Pedal Point
Produced by Pedal Point and Emile Elsen
Recorded Spring'81 at Dureco Studio in Weesp, Holland
Engineer: Emile Elsen
Ass. engineer in "Pater Noster": Sander Bos
Ass. engineer in "Et In Unum": Sietse Gardeniers
Photographs: Kees de Jong/Nico van der Stam
Cover Design & Art Direction: Henk de Jong
We'd like to thank Carlos Narea, for joining us singing "Osanna" and "Dona Nobis Pacem",
also Juan Edo Fernandez for his spiritual guidance, and "Bob's Music Shop"
and "Eminent-Bodegraven" for support on special equipment.
The songs in this superb double-album are based in the Catholic mass in latin.
I first met Thijs in ´81 when Miguel Rios was working on the "Extraños en el Escaparate" album in Cologne, Germany - they all came into a club where I was playing and a few days later I got called to play on one track. After the session Thijs approached me about a project he was planning, which developed to be Pedal Point/Dona Nobis Pacem.
A few years ago I played some concerts with Thijs´ group Conxi and also did one DNP concert with the original line-up in ´95. I´ve always been a big fan of Thijs and Jan Akkerman and Focus !!
Read more about this album:
Read here an interesting album review by Tom Watson.
Read more about Pedal Point in a Thijs van Leer interview here.
Pictures kindly sent by Tim Baugh.