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Hollie Cook [VINYL] [Limited Edition, Ringle]

Hollie Cook Vinyl
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Hollie Cook was born and bred in West London, in a household dominated by music. She gravitated to the sounds of Marc Bolan, David Bowie and The Cure. With Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook as her dad, music was always around.

Revenge of the Killer Slits which she followed by ditching school to join the band on a six week US tour. Hollie was now an official Slit – Ari referred to her as ... Read more in Amazon's Hollie Cook Store

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  • Vinyl (1 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Ringle
  • Label: Mr Bongo
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,749 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Milk & Honey
2. That Very Night
3. Walking In The Sand
4. Cry (Disco Mix)
5. It's So Different Here
Disc: 2
1. Sugar Water (Look At My Face)
2. Shadow Kissing
3. Used To Be
4. Body Beat

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The summer of 2011 welcomed the self-titled debut album from Hollie Cook. Hollie s self-coined Tropical pop sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. The album is produced by friend and collaborator Mike Pelanconi, better known as Prince Fatty. The debut single That Very Night is currently making waves across radio, with Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2/6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and David Rodigan (Kiss) among her many supporters. The album includes a cover of Shangri-Las (Remember) Walkin In The Sand) ; transformed from a dark emotive song to one filled with a flavour of hope. The talents of Omar, Dennis Bovell, George Decker (The Pioneers), Style Scott and Horseman also feature across the album.

BBC Review

In 2006, Hollie Cook – daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook – succumbed to her inherent rebellious impulses, dropping out of performing arts school to join reformed punk quartet The Slits as backing vocalist and keyboardist; she appeared on their EP, Revenge of the Killer Slits. Subsequent collaborations with Ian Brown and Jamie T have created a platform from which the singer can now release her self-titled debut.

Her label, Mr Bongo, refers to her sound as "tropical pop"; yet this record’s self-penned tracks break free of this relatively narrow genre. Much is owed to the wizardry of producer Prince Fatty, who magnificently weaves 60s-style dub, ska and reggae beats around Cook’s hauntingly beautiful psychedelic melodies.

There are few surprises across these nine tracks, but gems can be found nonetheless. Part of the album’s subtle charm is that it refuses to detour from formulaic reggae, Cook avoiding the genre-defying grandiosity many new acts employ, instead choosing to enhance rather than revolutionise. Her uplifting cover of The Shangri-Las’ (Remember) Walkin’ in the Sand captivates immediately, outshining the darker original – the album’s cornerstone, it’s a foetal festival anthem.

Cry (disco mix), featuring Horseman, is archetypal reggae: horn-packed and littered with sharp percussion, its vocal harmonies enslaving the listener to the rhythm. Sugar Water (Look at My Face) is a dub workout reminiscent of Beats International’s Dub Be Good to Me, whilst the muted basslines and scatty drums on debut single That Very Night lift the song from the melancholy of its lyrical content.

Milk and Honey is a welcomed inclusion, the Cook-featuring track previously an underground reggae hit for Prince Fatty; it gained wider attention courtesy of its use in US television show Grey’s Anatomy. The song stands as a showcase for this set’s lyrical themes: its message of salvation from darkness encapsulates the feel-good factor of what’s on offer.

The masterful presence of The Pioneers’ George Dekker, alongside Dennis Bovell and Omar, adds to this newcomer’s authenticity. Yet Cook’s own abundant talent comes through clearly enough, ensuring her debut is one of the most enjoyable reggae albums of 2011 so far.

--David Aaron

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds of the summer... 12 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
So let's get the hype out of the way first, Hollie is the daughter of Paul Cook, who if you are 50, you might remember as the drummer from the sex pistols. So growing up she was surrounded by music and musicians which could explain the career choice and the fact she ditched performing arts school to go on tour with Ari Up and the reformed Slits. Can't blame her really.

The next steps on her career were collaborations with Ian Brown, Jamie T and most importantly Prince Fatty where the seeds of this album were sown. Now Hollie is a fan of classic reggae singers like Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon as well as classic 60's girl groups and with Prince Fatty she has produced a fresh sounding reggae hybrid which at first we found a bit unsettling but soon learnt to love, Hollie calls it 'Tropical Pop'. Her voice has a sweet innocence to it and coupled with some authentic roots reggae riddims it's a lethal combination. We're telling you this album could be everywhere over the summer, and if it is, the warmer months will sound a whole lot better for it.

If that wasn't enough you also get the likes of Omar, Dennis bovell, George Dicker (Pioneers), Style Scott and Horseman all involved for good measure. Now 'Milk and Honey' might not need an introduction as it got widespread radio play from the Prince Fatty album and featured on Grey's Anatomy but this album is far from a one trick pony. We are also loving 'Cry(Disco Mix)' which juxtaposes Hollies sweet vocals with some gruffer ruffer male vocals, her immense version of the Shangri-Las' 'Walkin In The Sand' and the affarirs of the heart winner 'That Very Night', though the album is full of crackers start to finish.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 15 Aug 2011
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Charming record. Great production, lovely voice. Reggae with grace and originality but a bit short at 35 mins. Could have done with dub versions for the full 5 stars. One or two songs are a bit weak but definitely worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 May 2014
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This is such an optimistic upbeat sunny wonderful album each song is like a beautiful light dessert, I love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Where's the next one Hollie 21 Jan 2014
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The right instruments, good arrangement and production and Hollie and Horseman - what a combination. Not a dud track here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cook-ing Ital Stew! 12 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD
With tunes like this I really don't care who her Dad is! How has it taken me so long to discover this?
Buy this and the accompanying dub album and you will be rocking with some riddims that could have been made in the glory days of Studio One Jamaica. Fantastic roots production by Prince Fatty who has captured an authentic rockers sound perfectly. With a flood of RnB influenced, autotune voice distorted rubbish coming from the current dance hall scene of Jamaica it is refreshing to know that artists out there appreciate the sheer joy of pure reggae music.This really is a breath of fresh air for this pair of old ears! BUY!
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4.0 out of 5 stars hollie the reggae queen 9 Jan 2014
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went to see hollie support the roses at heaton park, and was impressed enough to buy this album. no regrets, and look forward to the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars chilled awesomness!!!!!!!!!! 12 July 2013
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I love this cd it is filled with superb, clever, chilled out reggae and ska brilliance. Surely Hollie Cook is due to mega stardom soon , thanks Mark
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