Sunday, November 23, 2014

Netherlands - Walk Along - Trijntje Oosterhuis

digital release image
14 - 33 pts in semi 1

Trijntje Oosterhuis represents the Netherlands at 2015 contest with a song penned by Anouk. (Anouk Teeuwe). Production is by Tobias Karlsson

The song, presented on December 11, is titled Walk Along.
Digital release was on December 12.

A 1-track promo cd-r was distrubuted at the presentation of the song.
Another 1 track promo was issued by Warner Music Benelux for Radio use.
The promo for Vienna is a 2-disc set.
One disc has the song, the other is a cd-rom with video, photo's and press material.

Walk Along - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Walk Along - Karaoke
- on the official karaoke album, digital release.

Walk Along - the album
Trijntje Oosterhuis will release her new album on May 15. It's titled Walk Along and of course includes the Eurovision song of the same name. All songs are written by Anouk.
Just like Trijntjes last album Wrecks We Adore, Walk Along is produced by Anouk, Tore Johansson and Martin Gjerstad. Johansson and  Gjerstad also produced Anouks 2013 album and worked with international superstars like Sophie Ellis Bextor, Franz Ferdinand, Tom Jones, Mel C. the Cardigans
See full tracklist and album sleeve below.

For the third time in a row the Netherlands are going for an internally selected household name. Trijntje Oosterhuis has been a successful singer since the early 90’s when she broke through with Total Touch, a band with her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis, mainly giving us 90s dance music.
Total Touch released two best selling albums of which their debut Total Touch sold over 500.000 copies. The band enjoyed six top 40 hits (and even a No. 86 in Germany) before calling it a day. Tjeerd went on as a producer (and as Mr. Edsilia Rombley) and Trijntje started a solo career.
All 12 of her solo albums reached the Dutch charts. 

Trijntje is most associated with jazz and soul music, she recorded several albums for the legendary Blue Note label including No. 1 album The look of love - The Burt Bacharach Songbook.
After Total Touch Trijntje reached the single charts 21 times, as a solo singer but also in collaborations with the likes of Marco Borsato, Lionel Richie, Candy Dulfer, Lange Frans and The Opposites. And if there's a multi-artist charity song to be unleashed upon the people, Trijntje will never let us down.

In 2012 Trijntje released Wrecks We Adore, her 2nd solo album to reach #1 in the charts.
The album was written and produced with Anouk, Tore Johansson and Martin Gjerstad
Swedes Johansson and Gjerstad are of course the co-writers of Anouk’s Birds and producers of her Sad Singalong Songs album tying in with Eurovision 2013.

Trijntje is currently active as one of the Ladies Of Soul. A live project together with Edsilia Rombley (NL Eurovision 1998 and 2007), Candy Dulfer (Saxophone), Berget Lewis and Glennis Grace (NL Eurovision 2006). The Ladies revive the soul classics with a live orchestra and are very successful with their shows.
Their 2014 album Live At The Ziggo Dome reached No. 2 in the Dutch album charts.
Trijntje was a judge/coach on The Voice Of Holland (season 3, 4 and 5).

Walk Along enters the Dutch sales top 100 at No. 7 but tumbles to 62 in the second week and falls out of the charts the next. Re-enters for one week at 90 in Januari.
Netherlands sales top 100: 7, 62, -, 90, -, 56, -

Links and sources:
Trijntje Oosterhuis website and FB
Avrotros Songcontest website
Anouk at the Malmö collection

More Netherlands at Eurovision:
2014 - Common Linnets
2013 - Anouk
2012 - Joan Franka
2011 - 3JS
2010 - Sieneke
2009 - De Toppers

Tracklist Walk Along
1. The Choice I've Made
2. I Believe In You
3. Weather In April
4. One Way Or Another
5. I Don't Miss You
6. Broken Alone
7. Pick It Up Slowly
8. What Can I Say
9. My Everyday Angel
10. Your Soul Is Gone
11. Walk Along
(Warner Music Benelux 5054196612658)

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