荷兰著名哥特金属乐队The Gathering的天才女主唱，Anneke Van Giersbergen推出的第二张个人专辑，Acoustic乐器伴奏，完整的展现了自己的天籁声线。专辑邀请了许多乐队朋友的合作，其中就包括Within Temptation的主唱Sharon den Adel。她与Danny Cavanagh的The Blower's Daughter感觉也很不错。
Founded by Anneke van Giersbergen (formerly The Gathering); Agua de Annique made a perfect start in the fall of 2007. Their debut album Air received fantastic reviews worldwide and an endless series of gigs followed; several acclaimed Dutch festivals, MTV Brand New Festival and the band played shows in France, Finland and Romania as well as opening for Smashing Pumpkins.
January 30, 2009 a new album by the name of Pure Air will be released. In addition to acoustic versions of songs from her solo debut Air, the album will contain some visionary collaborations. Anneke states: ‘over the last years I have done many guest appearances with a wide range of artists, both live and on CD. This time I wanted to be the one to invite an outstanding lineup of musicians to contribute to my album’. Pure Air will host performances with Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Danny Cavanagh (Anathema), singer-songwriter Marike Jager, John Wetton (King Crimson / Asia), Niels Geusebroek (Silkstone) Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and trumpet player Kyteman.
The first time the music world noticed van Giersbergen was when she joined The Gathering in the mid-nineties. Her crystal-clear melodies atop the band’s heavy sound created a unique style that would go on to inspire many bands around the globe.
After the formation of Agua de Annique, 2008 was the year that Anneke, for the first time as a solo-performer, became a strong presence in the music scene of her native country. Her duet ‘Als je ooit nog eens terug kan’, with Racoon-singer Bart van der Weide and Artists for Tibet, made it to number 1 in the Dutch charts. Together with C-mon & Kypski she made a memorable television appearance during the ‘Fifty Years of Dutch Pop Music Quiz’. Anneke also did an overwhelming version of Alanis Morissette’s ‘Ironic’ during the ‘90’s Request Week on Giel Beelen’s morning show on National radio.
01. The Blower's Daughter (feat. Danny Cavanagh from Anathema)
02. Beautiful One (feat. Niels Geusebroek from Silkstone)
03. Wild Flowers
04. Day after Yesterday (feat. Marike Jager)
05. Come Wander With Me (feat. Kyteman)
06. Valley of the Queens (feat. Arjen Lucassen, Ayreon)
07. To Catch a Thief (feat. John Wetton from King Crimson and Asia)
09. What's the reason? (feat. Niels Geusebroek)
11. Somewhere (feat. Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation)
13. The Power of Love