As the Commercial House mix CD's continue to fall off the Hed Kandi conveyer belt at seemingly ever increasing frequency (Jason Brooks must no longer sleep), sometimes a release can get swallowed up by the mediocrity that surrounds it - hence why it took me a little while to discover this absolute gem.
So many Hed Kandi CD's lack any real soul but this 45 minute set of acoustic covers by Lovely Laura & Tyrrell has it a plenty. A very original concept perfectly executed. Classic tracks by Everything But The Girl, Calvin Harris, Groove Aramada etc. get an acoustic makeover giving them a totally new lease of life. The vocals are sublime as is the Afterlife production. For me the Friendly Fires retake is the stand out but as a package of 12, 4 minute tracks along with the cover art, Hed Kandi produces it's best CD of 2011.