The boys are to release their third single and much-loved Amsterdam classic Takin’ on the World on Monday 3 October.
This two-minute fifty slice of rockin’ pop music is often seen as Amsterdam in a nutshell and is a big live favourite. Obviously the gang are hoping this one will make the biggest splash yet.
The single will be available in three formats. The CD will feature the title track plus two fab tunes. First is You Can’t Trust the People, a belting rocker that is a duet between Ian and Paulie and sounds like The Clash in about 1978 according to our heroes.
The second song is the lost classic The Time of Your Life, which is made widely available here for the first time ever. It’s actually the first song the band ever recorded and is much heralded by those that have heard it.
The limited edition collector’s 7″ vinyl single this time will definitely be autographed and will feature an absolute gem as an extra track. Career Building is just Ian, a drum machine and a little Johnny Barlow resulting in a recording of great charm.
Band producer Tony Kiley decided to leave this as a simple version with a view to returning to the song as a full band track in the near future. ‘It’s a hit single in the waiting’ was the producer’s instant assessment.
Finally the single can also be downloaded this time via Pinnacle/Napster. This is obviously a new and very important way of receiving music nowadays with many record companies only bothering to release singles via this method.
Thankfully Beat Crazy Recordings are still allowing the boys to use the traditional method to get some new songs out there. The extra track you will be able to download will be the boys bangin’ version of Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.
To promote the single the boys will head out on their fourth tour of the year! The Takin’ on the World tour will be having extra dates added but so far visits:
Liverpool – Carling Academy – Fri 23 Sept
Glasgow – Barfly – Thurs 29 Sept
Preston – 12 Bar Cub – Friday 30 Sept (tbc)
Wolves – Little Civic – Monday 3 Oct
Cambridge – Man in the Moon – Tues 4h Oct (tbc)
London – Islington Academy – Wed 5 Oct
Sheffield – Fez Club – Sun 9 Oct
Keep your eye on the forum in the next week to see other dates be added so you can organise yourselves to come and experience the UK’s very best live band! Don’t forget Amsterdam’s first date of the summer is at the Beached festival in Scarborough on 21 August.
Those interested in the press release for the single and tour can download the Word file.