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  • Audio CD (28 Jan. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Beat Goes Public
  • ASIN: B0010ZVOCC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 444,208 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together
  2. 3 Mile Island
  3. Free Your Mind
  4. Haitian Breakdown
  5. Good Thing
  6. Let's Get Together
  7. Segue No. 1
  8. Stepping Into My Life
  9. Whole Lotta Love
  10. Journey
  11. Sounds Of Freedom
  12. Keep On Moving
  13. In The Hand Of The Inevitable
  14. Redneck (Bonus Track)
  15. Europa (Bonus Track)
  16. The Vanishing Point (Bonus Track)

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* Cast your mind back to late 1993: Acid Jazz are on top of the world, the Brand New Heavies are in the top ten and Jamiroquai is the biggest selling new artists of the year with a number one album. Despite scoring his first chart successes the label's founding artist James Taylor has parted company with his label Big Life and is looking for a route to go forward. Acid Jazz make a big bid and set out to make the ultimate acid jazz album, In The Hand Of The Inevitable and its companion EP `Extended Play' were the results.

* The album itself was a panoramic view of a band at the height of its powers. The music, recorded on analogue equipment, captured a depth to both the playing and the songwriting which made both the album and EP so popular. Both made the UK chart as did the incredible soul single lifted from it, `Love Will Keep Us Together'. The album went on to be James' most succesful.

* The album's sounds stretched from the deep and heavy funk of `Haitian Breakdown' and `Whole Lotta Love' through incredible fusion workouts that sound like the Mizel's working with Johnny Hammond. There is a trio of fantastic soul songs - and the singles, `Good Times' and `Stepping Into My Life' are still played in modern soul rooms everywhere.

* The booklet is packed with rare images, and a sleeve note that tells of the albums long drawn out recording process, its triumphant reception and the inherent tensions between James and the label. A fitting tribute to a fabulous album.

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Format: Audio CD
Probably JTQ's most popular album (although perhaps not their best), this version has good bonus tracks, and has copious notes inside. It's a pleasure to listen to with some of their biggest hits onboard.
My only criticisms are;
a) in this period Mr T and the group were chasing the Acid-Jazz pop vibe of the time and as such, perhaps the 'sound' of the group was a bit diluted and James Taylor's excellent Hammond work is conspicuous by it's absence (especially when compared to their other albums and live performances).
b)like many mid-90's recording something indefinable has slightly 'blunted' the mastering of the tracks and some of the vibrancy that was obviously there in the studio seems to have been lost.
But these are minor gripes really, as this a fine body of work that should be added to anyone's collection.
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a great album, but the quality of MP3 leaves much to be desired.. buy the CD forget the digital version not worth thee download let alone the money
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