Q65 – The Life We Live: Anthology 1965-2000 (Deluxe box set)


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Q65 were one of the most exciting, rebellious bands to come out of the Netherlands in the 1960s. To their fans – then and now – Q65 represented a way of life. With their music, their image, their every move and action, these five long-haired ruffians from The Hague rejected conformity and challenged us to follow in their wake. Starting in 1966, they stormed the music scene with the hit singles You’re the Victor, The Life I Live, I Despise You, and World of Birds, along with their masterpiece debut album, Revolution. Their musical revolution continued through the end of the sixties and into the seventies with outstanding albums like Revival, Afghanistan and We’re Gonna Make It. Through breakups, reunions, and numerous line-up changes, they continued to make great music intermittently in the decades that followed, until the tragic death of singer Willem Bieler in November 2000.

THE LIFE WE LIVE is the definitive Q65 anthology, presenting their complete recorded works 1966-2000 on 11 CDs, all sourced from the original master tapes. Along with all of the group’s albums and singles, and Frank Nuijens’ 1971 solo album Rainman, the collection includes a trove of previously unreleased outtakes, alternate mono and stereo mixes, and rare live recordings.

THE LIFE WE LIVE also includes a lavishly-illustrated 216-page hardcover coffee table book with detailed liner notes by Mike Stax, along with hundreds of full-colour and black and white photos, and reproductions of picture sleeves, posters, ads, magazine and newspaper articles and other rare Q65 ephemera, some of it sourced from the personal archives of the band members. Meticulously researched and annotated, and spectacularly packaged, THE LIFE WE LIVE is the ultimate Q65 collection.

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14th Floor







Garage Punk, Garage Rock, Nederbiet

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