Anoux - Unknown Song / Qui, Mon Amour [Limited Edition] [Remastered] | RECORD STORE DAY

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1. The Unknown Song
2. Qui, Mon Amour

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In the late 70s/early 80s, songwriter Wim van der Stelt composed an instrumental track that he later recorded during leftover studio time after a long recording session as a studio musician. A special and strange piece of music that is difficult to name precisely in terms of style. You could think of it as a piece of soundtrack or library music, but it's not quite that either. It's just a beautifully written tune that hooks you as a listener. The melody sticks with - and grows on - you. He eventually sold the song for a flat fee and lost track of what had happened with it. In 1982 it was released as a 7" single on the Dutch record label 'Friends Records'. For the A-side, the instrumental version was supplemented with English/French vocals and this version was entitled 'Qui, Mon Amour'. Van der Stelt knew nothing about it until recently, and he has no idea who the singer is, who produced the vocal version or why the name Anoux was used. His original first recorded instrumental ended up on the B-side of this single and was titled 'The Unknown Song'. After the record was released, it failed to chart and was quickly forgotten. Until now! Regrooved is re-releasing the 7" with the original instrumental version as the a-side and the vocal on the back. Hopefully this great song with it's melancholy melody now reaches the audience it deserves. (The original release is credited under the name of the composer, his then-wife, B. Onderstal - for love reasons.)