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Across The World

Shakatak Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Secret Records
  • ASIN: B004VE508I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,920 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Chance of a Lifetime 4:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Smile 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Functional 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lovers Hideaway 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. My Heart In 2 Places 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Blue Dawn 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
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Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music. Compared as the Rolling Stones of Jazzfunk their music just keeps getting better and better. After a number of successful top twenty singles in the U.K. the band have gone onto secure unprecedented International success which has continued through their career to date with a recent successful tour of Japan. Afterglow is Shakatak's 45th album to date and it sounds like the band have not even reached their prime.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant summerey grooves. 13 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
The British jazz-funk combo Shakatak formed in London in 1980.
Originally comprising keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood and drummer Roger Odell, the group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'", cracking the British Top 50 the following year with the singles "Livin' in the UK" and "Brazilian Dawn".
After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic "Night Birds", and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire.
Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences.
Fans of the smooth Fusion of Shakatak will love this set of languid grooves with standouts like the mellow tunes "So High" and "Waterfalls".
"Love Holds The Key" has more of an eighties style Jazz Funk groove.
"Chance of A Lifetime" and Smile" are typical Shakatak vocal cuts.
In short, "Across The World" is a pleasant sets of summer time grooves.
Peronnel: Jill Seward (lead vocals), Bill Sharpe (keys), Keith Winter (guitar), George Anderson (bass) and Roger Odell (drums).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Across The World . . . Shakatak Is Flying High! 19 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
Shakatak soars to new heights with the release of their fantastic new CD Across The World. Full of feel good grooves Shakatak hits a bull's eye again. Every track grabs my attention, favorites being So High, Waterfall, Chance of a Lifetime and the lovely Latin piece Lovers Hideaway (this only goes for 2 min 47 sec unfortunately, it's so jumpy and jazzy and Bill's playing terrific that it justifies double this time!).
Shakatak's output is amazing considering these albums come out every couple of years unlike some other artists in the genre who leave five years or more between CDs. The good thing is Shakatak never let you down on quality - the strength of their musicianship and writing is never in doubt. Keep up the excellent work Bill, Roger, George and Jill. Your efforts are so much appreciated and always put a smile on my face.
PS I would like to see the band put out a whole CD of Latin/Brazilian influenced material similar to Lovers Hideaway from this album, Chasin' The Sun from Shinin' On, Nova Bossa from Magic, Tahitian Nights from Under Your Spell, and Music In The Air from Blue Savannah.
Message to Roger - your song Running Back To You from Under Your Spell is still my all time favorite Shakatak track.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album 29 May 2011
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Another great album from Shakatak, everyone is on fine form. Not quite sure of the Coldplay cover Trouble but Bill Sharpe makes a good job of it. It's very rare for them to do covers, I can only think of one other track, You'll Never Know from the Bitter Sweet album. Obviously Bill likes "Trouble". The only other problem with downloading is that you can't see who's who on the album, I would like to know who the backing singers are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suberb 26 Jun 2014
By janmac
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Bought "Afterglow" a couple of months ago, which I absolutely love.............. this is another solid buy, If you love Shakatak like me, you have to buy this C.D.
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