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Working Week Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000007ULI
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,028 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul/R&B fan? Try this! 9 April 2002
By Andy Millward VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Shame to see so little of Working Week's material now available. Even now, they are up there with the best soul/R&B music available anywhere. This collection provides a summary of the career of the trio - cool and bluesy vocalist Julie Roberts (no relation!), guitarist Simon Booth and saxophonist Larry Stabbins. Backed by some of the finest session musicians around, the three were introduced just hours before recording their first album, Working Nights, but contrive to sound like they had been recording for years.
Thoroughly recommended - this is exceedingly high-quality music.
Any regrets? Only the omission of the jazzy latin-influenced instrumental No Cure No Pay, magnificent version of Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues, and the heart-rending Are You On Your Own Tonight.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WORKING WEEK 21 July 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I REALLY LIKE THIS COLLECTION OF MATERIAL FROM THE BAND.I WANTED A COPY OF THE ALBUM "WORKING WEEK " , HOWEVER IT'S EITHER EXTORTIONATE OR UNAVAILABLE WHEN I SEARCH FOR IT.SO IT JUST GOES TO PROVE THAT THIS VERY FINE GROUP WERE UNDER APPRECIATED THEN AND STILL ARE.I LIKE THEIR BRIGHT ACCESSIBLE JAZZY NUMBERS AND THE LIVELY MELODY'S WHICH MAKE ME WANT TO DANCE.I ALWAYS IMAGINE THEM PLAYING IN A LITTLE BAR THAT'S PACKED TO THE LIMIT WITH APPRECIATIVE FANS BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC IS PERSONAL AND CLOSE UP IF THAT MAKES SENSE.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz for Non Jazz Enthusiasts... 4 Jun 2002
By Armando M. Mesa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Working Week combines the strong elements of contemporary jazz with Latin influences. They also add a touch of gospel for good measure. The only missing track that would have been the crowning jewel for this collection was Rodrigo Bay. This track can only be found on the 1986 motion picture soundtrack Absolute Beginners (movie, video-like musical about British or U.K. teens in the early 60's with musical and screen appearances by David Bowie and Sade). Rodrigo Bay would have shown just how seamlessly and vibrantly Working Week could mix Latin, jazz, and cha-cha rhythms for a tropical partying frenzy. Still, this collection offers the 10 minute Latin and jazz musical opus of Venceremos which includes vocal and musician contributions by Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) and Stuart Matthewman (Sade). This compilation is guaranteed to stay fresh in anyone's eclectic music collection as well as in their multiple disc changer;it's just that good if not great !
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful and Accomplished Band 25 Mar 2002
By M. Hartman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Britain's Working Week emerged in the mid 1980's playing catchy soulful pop-jazz with a Latin groove. The first song I heard by them was "I Thought I'd Never See You Again" and it was brilliant. The song is pure Summer intoxication...Glistening melodies and shimmering strings with a wondeful hot latin trumpet solo. 15 years later, not a summer goes by when I don't put it on the turntable several times. It is still an incredible an sophisticated song well worth the price of the cd alone. In my opinion the standout of the collection and one of my favourite songs period. This compilation draws on their first three albums or so with singer Juliet Roberts. I am aware of at least one album ("Fire from the Mountain")released after Juliet left the band. It was a wonderful album, but isn't represented here. Finding anything by this band in the states is a major chore and I am happy to find "Payday" on offer. If you have a taste for sophisticated pop with jazz subtlety and latin soul, give Working Week a try.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice to own this one in case there is no other available 22 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The record company should re-release the first two albums instead of holding on to this sampler which does exclude some real beauties. Still, WW even today is a strange brew and it is hard to find a band like them
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must-buy! 6 April 2004
By Phillip Solomonson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Working Week is a timeless. They have mastered melody, rhythm and arrangement like no other jazz ensemble that I have ever heard. Each track is unique and worthy of being it's own single. They nudge one's emotions through dynamic range and catchy solos like I have never heard before.
I first heard Working week in 1987 on the soundtrack to the movie 'Absolute Beginners' (featuring an obscure track - Rodrigo Bay). On the merit of that steller song, I bought Payday in a used CD bin in 1989. Since then I have search far and wide to get their other releases, including: Black and Gold, Fire on the Mountain and two others. I have yet to find a better band in ANY genre of music. This is a must-buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Working week...delicious! 24 Jan 2002
By David T. Mathias - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A must-hear british jazz band with a rich textured sound ranging from romantic ballads like "Sweet Nothing" and "Come to Me" to danceable latin tracks like "Work Work Work". If you like the idea of jazz but can't bear to jump in for fear of seemingly random trumpets and discordant rhythms THIS IS THE BAND FOR YOU!!! Tuneful, tasteful, brilliant!
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