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Collectors information & Description: 

"The Essence" is a Dark Wave - / gothic rock band from Rotterdam, Holland. The group led by singer Hans Diener (guitar, vocals) - consisting of Mark (keyboards), Josh (bass) and George (drums) - is often as close musical relative of The Cure considered to find the songs they like to cover at her concerts.

The band was founded in 1984 as a typical school band . After a year of intense touring a contract with the label Midnight Music was signed , this made it possible to record to release of this first album " Purity" , in particular the single "The Cat " was successful in Germany and the Netherlands

Music Genre:  Dark Wave, Electronic Rock 
Production information:

The album: "THE ESSENCE - Purity Midnight Music" was produced by: Nick Ralph, David Ros , A Twelve O'Clock Production

This album was recorded in Alaska

Album cover design: Blue in the Afternoon

Album cover photography: Cliff Ash

Record Label:  Midnight Music CHIME 00.11
Record Format 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country  1985 Made in Great Britain

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: THE ESSENCE - Purity Midnight Music

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Hans Diener
  • Jerry - Bass
  • O1 - Drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "THE ESSENCE - Purity Midnight Music"

The detailed tracklist of this record "THE ESSENCE - Purity Midnight Music" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. The Last Preach
  2. A Reflected Dream
  3. The Cat
  4. The Blind
  5. Never Mine
  6. Endless Lakes
  7. Forever In Death
  8. Salvation
  9. The Waving Girl
  10. Purity

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "THE ESSENCE Purity"

Album Front cover Photo of THE ESSENCE Purity 

Album Back Cover  Photo of "THE ESSENCE Purity"

Album Back Cover Photo THE ESSENCE Purity Vinyl Record Store  

Inner Sleeve   of "THE ESSENCE Purity" Album

Album inner cover photo THE ESSENCE Purity  

Photo of "THE ESSENCE Purity" 12" LP Record - Side One:


Photo of 12" LP Record Side One THE ESSENCE Purity  Vinyl Record Store


Photo of "THE ESSENCE Purity" 12" LP Record - Side Two:


Photo of 12" LP Record Side Two THE ESSENCE Purity  Vinyl Record Store


Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.


NEAR MINT or NM, M- : this record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the vinyl

Album Cover:

NEAR MINT or NM, M- : The album cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. No seam-wear, ring-wear, stickers, cut-outs, or writing on the cover. Minor impressions to the cover

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