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5.0 out of 5 stars
Another Great CD from Jools and co., 20 Nov. 2002
The good thing about Jools and his band is you don't really have to be a fan to be mesmerised. Having enjoyed the live shows for the last five years, I finally gave in last year and bought Small World Big Band and enjoyed it hugely.
Volume 2 continues the successful formula, of combining a great band with great singers and musicians.
With great vocal contributions from Norah Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Ruby Turner, and Beverly Knight. The RBO blows really hot especially on Together We Are Strong a great duet between Sam Moore and Sam Brown, and the blistering instrumentals Tuxedo Junction and Drown in my Own Tears with the great Jeff Beck.
Not forgetting contributions from the guys Brian Ferry on The Only Face, Tom Jones, Ray Davies Yours Truly Confused N10 is brilliant, George Benson, and Robert Plant on the superb Let the Boogie Woogie Roll.
The highlight is the finale, Jools big band version of If You Wear That Velvet Dress, featuring a stunning vocal performance by Bono.
What a way to end another great album.
Well done Jools and Co.