My mates at Mamma Freedom are just about ready to release their acoustic version of those knockout tracks from their “Preachers and Criminals” and “ Voodoo Suite Sessions Vol 1” albums on the absolutely sonically pristine “Altered State” album. Release date is 13th December.
Now, the previously-mentioned albums are both on iTunes if you care for the absolutely funk-full band renditions – that means drums and all kinda other instrument things - but I must say, having been privy to hearing the acoustic “Altered State” compilation ... this is “something else”!!!
If you don't like music - you won't like it; if you don't like jazz - you won't like it, and if you've got no soul - you won't like it; BUT, otherwise, YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
Now much as I think JV Johnston is a vox par excellence, there is a track on this album that is just quite positively “arresting” and it is sung (as well as composed) by the Musical Director, Keys Man, Producer, Alexander Johnston. It's called “We Deserve” and if you don't find that a “stop you in your tracks” sound, well … check your soul in for repair.
Now as for jazzy and a bit of “Those Were the Days” - c'mon you remember Mary Hopkin, sure you do - well, “Being Good” is kinda a Gatzby /Those Were the Days, gypsy, good time romp.
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