Birthmarks by Piet Goddaer aka Ozark Henry will be celebrating its 20th birthday in 2021. And – you can hear the drum roll from afar – that’s something to celebrate! Ozark Henry’s third opus is also his most successful. Which is not surprising, considering that the album produced no less than five singles: ‘Rescue’, ‘Sweet Instigator’, ‘Seaside’, ‘Word Up’ and ‘Intersexual’.
In 2001, Piet Goddaer described his work as an ‘all or nothing album’. It was to be all. Birthmarks remained in the Ultratop album charts for (hang on to your hats) more than 90 weeks. The album went platinum, a distinction that equated to 50,000 copies sold (compared to 20,000 in 2020). The album immediately earned him the precious ticket to Rock Werchter, as well as two sold-out AB’s, which was quite an exceptional achievement at the time.