Artist: Trace
Label: Sire
Catalog#: SASD-7504
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1974-09
A1 Gaillarde 6:07

Arranged By - Rick Van Der Linden
Composed By - Johann Sebastian Bach

A2 Gare Le Corbeau 2:02

Written-By - Jaap Van Eik

A3 Gaillarde 4:55

Arranged By - Rick Van Der Linden
Composed By - Johann Sebastian Bach

A4 The Death Of Ace 5:13

Arranged By - Rick Van Der Linden
Composed By - Edvard Grieg

A5 The Escape Of The Piper 3:08
A6 Once 4:11
B1 Progression 12:02
B2 A Memory 3:54

Arranged By - Rick Van Der Linden

B3 The Lost Past 3:27

Written-By - Pierre Van Der Linden

B4 A Memory 1:40

Arranged By - Rick Van Der Linden

B5 Final Trace 3:50

Bass, Guitar - Jaap Van Eik
Drums, Percussion - Pierre Van Der Linden
Keyboards, Written-By - Rick Van Der Linden
Producer - Jan Schuurman
Producer - Trace


trace was recorded and mixed at Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, Holland.
Track information
A1 & A3 were taken from 3rd part of Italian Concerto bwv 971 in f major by JS Bach, and a traditional Polish dance
A4 was taken from Peer Gynt Suite by E. Grieg
B1 was composed on 17 november 1973

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Hailing from the Netherlands, Trace featured the talents of two (cousins) van der Lindens. Rick, the classically-trained keyboard player, cut his teeth with classical performance before leading Ekseption (sic) for nearly five years. That band found considerable success by rocking up classical adaptations and jazz standards, though they offered little more than novelty. And yet, this would become the popular Dutch variant of prog rock. Drummer Pierre had been in several Dutch groups, including Brainbox and Focus. In 1974, the pair joined up with bassist Jaap van Eik to form Trace. Unsurprisingly, the album offers a combination of classical adaptations interspersed with original numbers. The originals, such as the jazzy "Once" and "Progression," are the highlights. Rick was clearly a first-rate talent, and his performance is technically perfect, if a bit of an exercise. Expectedly, the album went gold in their native Netherlands. Trace released a second album, Birds, in 1975, but now with English drummer Ian Mosley, fresh from Darryl Way's Wolf. The first side contained a continuous suite written by Rick; and overall the album felt more varied, even introducing a little guitar and vocal into the equation. "Opus 1065" was a standout, with Darryl Way adding violin. Like their debut album, it also saw release in the US on Sire Records. A final album, White Ladies, appeared in 1976, after which Rick would go solo and Mosley on to Steve Hackett's band.
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