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Absolute Class - For Any Music Fans!
on 19 November 2002
Having now got Holland's entire back catalogue, you can imagine my anticpation waiting for the brown cardboard box from Amazon waiting to drop through my letterbox. No disappointment whatsoever.
This CD is certainly better than Small World Big Band 1 and is more upbeat, containing tracks such as Tuxedo Junction from the Bells Whisky advert, to Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals covering Fly Me To The Moon. The fact that Revolution (with Stereophonics, who again feature excellently on this CD) on Small World Big Band 1 has been voted in some circles says it all.
For a guy that grew up in the 90s, I would also say there are more contemporaries and well-knowns than on the last CD: Huey, Tom Jones, Bono, Bryan Ferry, Stereophonics to name but a few. This also leads me to think that Tom Jones could do a full album with Jools.
The music is also more appealing to the 'mainstream' compared with other CDs such as Sunset Over London and A-Z of Piano where you really have to like instrumentals and R&B style tunes.
Hope there is a volume 3. Many thanks Jools, can't wait 'til your concert in December...