- Vinyl (9 Jan 2006)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Hed Kandi
- ASIN: B000CEV97W
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 955,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The music is a little challenging and inaccessible at times but improves with each listen. On CD1 I really liked Lady T, Wanna Get Wet and One of Us - very curious to see a real oldie in the form of You Can't Hide From Yourself by Teddy Pendergrass here - does seem a little out of place but a good tune nonetheless.
Disc 2 doesn't let up with a fantastic version of the Doobie Brothers' Listen to The Music by Incognito proving to be my personal highlight. Again a curious oldie inclusion is the Jackson 5 track - doing what sounds like their version of (sing along) - War, what is it good for? (absolutely nothin!) - but it's not that track, just a rip off and not particularly cool at all.
Bah Samba are a great band but Kandi have included one of their weaker tracks Let The Drums Speak. Not a bad song but an ill-advised inclusion when there is better on offer from a remarkably consistent band.
But ultimately, there's more than enough to pull it back to a four star album for me. When, at the end of CD2 you want to put CD1 on again then Kandi must have got it about right with this offering.Read more ›
Disc one begins quite funky with the delicious, 'Dedication', by Beef Wellington. Further on, there are more quality anthems from Plantlife, Gaelle, Soul Mekanik & Stockholm Cyclo. Two of my favourite tracks on disc one come from Teddy Pendergrass with his disco gem 'You Can't Hide From Yourself'and the lush tune from Sebastian Tellier, 'La Ritournelle'. This is the most beautiful track from the whole album!! You'll know when you hear it.
Disc two is a slightly more down-tempo affair but nonetheless contains all of the magic you'd expect from a Kandi album. Standout tracks come from Barefoot, D'Nell, Simon Grey & Luhning.
This collection has restored my faith in Hed Kandi and I happily give it 5 stars!