on 19 March 2013
I don't write reviews. I don't usually feel this motivated.But..
As I was browsing tonight in HMV Oxford street, London one of the last high street "bricks and mortar" sellers of tangible, physical media, the most soulful and uplifting intro effortlessly flowed into my ears as it was played across the shop floor. Immediately I needed to know who and what this track was. Instinctively I used my phone to tag as everyone does these days and discovered the album was called Lady. The phone revealed the track was "If you wanna be my man" and initially I thought well maybe I'll get the single now and maybe the album later.
When another track came on which sounded similar in style I tried to tag it but nothing came up this time on the phone. I found myself asking a member of staff*. When he told me to my surprise it was again the album Lady and "Please don't do it again". I was sold.
I can only describe the album as a real soulful, feel good one, produced and arranged in such a way that it could have been straight out of the 50s or 60s.
The product description doesn't do this album justice, the BBC review is very complimentary and is probably a much more coherent and descriptive write up than my dribbling, but the point is get this; get this album if you want to hear music like they used to make them, with soul and with feeling. And also so that these ladies might record another one soon.
*On a sub note the fact that a human could tell me, what an app could not actually put a smile on my face. Sadly the times, as they say are a changing and the term "all good record shops" will be a phrase lost to a generation.
on 9 August 2013
Great music, funky, soulful, perfect for playing in the garden on a sunny day, lady is actually 2 ladies, so it's twice as nice!
Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates a decent tune!