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December 8th 2008:

“The Web of Life” and "Cycles & Circles" in "MolenMotion" on Action Radio

Since November 13th our good friend Ferry Molenaar has his own radio show, MolenMotion, on the internet radiostation Action Radio. Right off, in his very first show, he played "The Web of Life" (halfway through the first hour) and in the show from December 4th he played "Cycles & Circles" (halfway through the second hour), and also anounced our taking part in the "Serious Request"-action "Demo of the Day". These shows can be heard at Ferry's website (in Dutch only).


September 11th 2008:

“All My days” in "The Ferman Show"

Back from absence Ferry Molenaar today has reacted very enthousiastically to "All My Days", which he featured in "Mad-Minded-Music" in his podcast at Boomr.nl: "The Ferman Show". To be heard in episode 17 (also available via his new website)!


August 13th 2008:

“All My days” and "Web of Life"
played on American Internet radio!

In last nights episode of the internet radio show Soundscape (no. 122, Aug. 12th) Woody Harris picked up on the anouncement of the release of "All My Days" and during the show received an mp3 for playing. Consequently "All My Days" was played, hot from the needle, back to back with "Web of Life".
The show will ofcourse be available for downloading as mp3 (or streaming) from the Soundscape website.



August 12th 2008:

Release of “All My Days”

Only two weeks late of the originally intended release date Longshanks today presents the next song for their upcoming album "The Return of Longshanks": the funky symphonic ballad "All My Days".
Click the link above for the mp3, the lyrics and some inside information.


July 5th 2008:

“Borderline” and "I Have a Dream - 2008"
on American Internet radio!

In episode 116 of the internet radio show Soundscape (June 25th) the song "Borderline" was played because it fitted the central theme of that episode. One week later in episode 117 Woody Harris played the 2008-version of "I Have a Dream" and also used the jingle, that André had made for his show!
Both shows can be downloaded as mp3 (or streamed).



June 11th 2008:

“I Have a Dream” in new version

After finishing the recordings for "The Web of Life" both Alex and Bregje have asked André whether they could record a new version of the instrumental song "I Have a Dream" from 2004, with vocals added to the mix. All of this to save this song and to include it in the song-list for the new CD.
April 19th the first concepts for the lyrics and the melody were e-mailed to the singing couple, and already the next day the first try-out came back!
Yesterday evening André has e-mailed them the last two versions of the mixdown. As both Alex en Bregje chose the same version as André, today we can present you with the final version of: "I Have a Dream - 2008".


May 16th 2008:

“Into the Dawn” now digital

Almost lost in the hectic events around the Soundscape broadcast and yet already present in the news item below was another piece of important news:
last monday we saw the long expeced digital release of "Into the Dawn". According to both Alex and André that was one of the best songs from the concept-demo "The Quest" (and with 9 minutes the one but longest song from that demo). Needless to say both were very happy with this release, that was hastened by the Soundscape broadcast.


CD-cover for "The Quest"

May 14th 2008:

“Web Of Life” on American internet radio! prt.2

Episode 110 of the internet radio show Soundscape by DJ Woody Harris really did feature Longshanks: not only did he play "The Web of Life", but six other songs as well! You can download the entire show as mp3 (or stream it). Longshanks is right in after the first song (Styx - "Grand Illusion") and is represented with:
- Prelude
- Courante
- Tango
- Cycles & Circles
- Into the Dawn
- The Travelling Song, prt.2
- The Web of Life
Longshanks sincerely wishes to thank Woody for the airplay and support!



May 1st 2008:

“Web Of Life” on American internet radio!

On May 13th "The Web of Life" will get airplay on the internet radio show Soundscape by DJ Woody Harris from Kennesaw, Georgia (USA). He has found Longshanks via a news item on the release of the CD-single in the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (DPRP) and immediately contacted us to get hold of an mp3 of the song.
To be continued...



April 29th 2008:

LONGSHANKS relic-hat-trick news

In the 1988-October isue of symphonic rock magazine “Sym-Info” there was a review of Longshanks’ demo tape "Cycles & Circles". Very proud (justly so) of the very favourable review André showed the magazine to Alex at the end of 1988. Strangely it had gone missing without a trace ever since…

Until Alex payed a visit to his parents (in March of 2008) to rummage through his old photo archive, and doing so came across: The Sym-Info from 1988!
Shamefaced Alex returned the magazine to André at the beginning of April 2008… (but not without striking the deal that André is to lend the magazine to him again in april 2028, for another 20 years… :-)


cover of Sym-Info 14

April 8th 2008:


By reporters: Alex, Rixk and Bregje.

CD-'single' presentation “Web Of Life”

Last Friday, 4th of April, Longshanks founder André Kamer celebrated his 46st birthday, in Amersfoort. Besides a well received party for his own birthday, it also was a special birthday party for Andrés band Longshanks.

After having released the first Longshanks song "Cycles & Circles" 20 years ago (Feb. 1988), André anounced the official CD-release of Longshanks latest song: "The Web of Life", on April the 4th, in the intimate company of his closest friends and his beloved Inge. The official scoop of the internet release had already been given over a month ago to internet podcaster Ferry Molenaar from “The Ferrman Show”, who also interviewed André by phone at that occasion.

In the presence of this company André made the solemn pledge that they are to see more releases by Longshanks in 2008 and that the gathering for his 47th birthday is to become the scene for the release of a full Longshanks-CD with multiple new tracks !!!

Well, André, a promise is a promise (and there were plenty of witnesses)!!

The Longshanks “Web of Life” CD-single comes with a 4 page booklet, which shows some fine artwork by André on the cover (for insiders: it gives a sneak preview of the location for the story of the next song to be released...), and contains the lyrics and the history of W.O.L.
The CD-label shows a close-up of our own planet Earth, refering to the theme of the song: “The Web of Life”.

The CD can be ordered via info@longshanks.nl


CD-cover for "The Web of Life"

March 26th 2008:
Today we launched the new website for Longshanks.


Longshanks website intro excerpt

Februari 25th 2008:
On saturday Februari 23rd 2008 we did the mixdown of our new track "The Web of Life", today André was interviewed on the phone by Ferry Molenaar of "The Ferman Show"-podcast: broadcasting tomorrow! Show number 7 (only in Dutch, unfortunately...).


Februari 8th 2008:
Show number 3 of "The Ferman Show"-podcast is online at Boomr.nl, featuring our song "Borderline" as ultimate track in the show! Check it out (if you understand Dutch...) and vote for this guy!