Seven Ways To Wonder (Reel People)

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Seven Ways To Wonder (Reel People)

Mensagem  Leandro em Qui Fev 21, 2008 8:47 am

Seven Ways To Wonder Reel People


Alinhamento

1. Alibi feat. Darien
2. Outta Love feat. Omar
3. Amazing feat. Tony Momrelle & Imaani
4. Rise & Fly feat. Vanessa Freeman
5. It Will Be feat.Tony Momrelle
6. Perfect Sky feat. Joy Rose
7. Ordinary Man feat. Mike Patto
8. High feat. Dyanna Fearon
9. Anything You Want feat. Tasita D’Mour
10. Upside feat. Darien
11. Love Is Where You Are feat. Tony Momrelle
12. Outta Love (Reprise) feat. Omar

Mais um bom álbum a caminho. 25 de Fevereiro é o dia.


On February 25th 2008 Reel People present
‘Seven Ways To Wonder’, the follow-up to their critically
acclaimed debut album ‘Second Guess’. The new longplayer
has upped the ante: a heady brew of the many ingredients
necessary to concoct an album worthy of a claim to their
position within the classic UK soul pantheon. Reel People’s
core members are Oli Lazarus and Mike Patto.

The album kicks off with ’Alibi’ and introduces new guest
vocalist Darien. Coming from Mount Vernon in New York,
Darien has emerged from NY’s underground soul scene and
is set to wow fans with his stunning tone and warm vocals.
With hints of Stevie in his heyday and paying homage to
Sergio Mendes, ‘Alibi’ is a wonderful piece of Latin-edged
soul which will instil euphoria in even the most jaded of souls.

The legendary Omar comes next with ‘Outta Love’ a Bill
Withers-influenced cut with a soca groove. ‘Amazing’ is an
updated take on the classic 80s soul vibe, in the vein of
Maze or Shalamar and also Reel People’s first hook-up
with singers Tony Momrelle & Imaani (Incognito).
London favourite Vanessa Freeman returns with ‘Rise & Fly’
and takes you deep into a hypnotic journey that wouldn’t
be out of place as a Bond theme tune. Tony Momrelle is
then on board again for the classic ‘It Will Be’. With a vocal
performance that sends shivers down your spine and a
production that would not be out of place on a George
Benson record, ‘Perfect Sky’ allows Joy Rose some beautiful
space and time on an ideal summers-evening. Taking one
of several shifts in style, Reel People’s very own Mike Patto
steps up for ‘Ordinary Man’ which sounds like the lost classic
that Hall & Oates or Steely Dan never wrote.

Original singer/songwriter Dyanna Fearon pens the sultry
‘High’, whilst live band member Tasita D’Mour works it out
on the uplifting ‘Anything You Want’. Darien returns for a
second outing on the uber cool ‘Upside’ and finally ‘Love Is
Where You Are’, featuring Tony Momrelle, is reminiscent of
a Quincy Jones record from that classic 70s era.


BIOGRAPHY

Hailing from London’s East End, Oli Lazarus spent three
years of musical osmosis in Flying Records, a shop specialising
in soulful dance music. After this grounding education and
with very little song writing or studio experience under his
belt, he produced Reel People’s debut single ‘Spiritual’. The
entirely positive reception to his maiden voyage (plus a little
help from production master Phil Asher and multi-instrumentalist
Nathan Haines), helped spur him on to realise the lauded
debut LP.

Mike Patto, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter
and arranger came on board in 2002 having previously worked
with Restless Soul and collaborated with artists including Don E.
Patto's father (also Michael) was a musical figure of note,
as vocalist in renowned 60s jazz/rock fused group Patto.
The influence rubbed off on Mike (and Oli), as well as other
artists who proved key in shaping the Reel People sound,
including Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder plus other black
music heroes such as Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott Heron.

The pair set to it and in 2003 ‘Second Guess’ was released
on Oli’s Papa Records label. Filled with wonderful collaborations
from artists such as Angela Johnson (Can’t Stop), Vanessa
Freeman (The Light) and Dyanna Fearon (Butterflies),
the album was greatly received and led to the band being
signed to Columbia Records in Japan, where they remain
hugely popular, even supporting Herbie Hancock at the
Tokyo Jazz Festival. In February 2006 the album was
re-released on dance independent Defected Records.
To enhance the new version, the guys penned the club
classic ‘The Rain’ and the uber cool cover of Thelma
Houston’s ‘You Used To Hold Me So Tight’. Also accompanying
this was a bonus disc of live versions which really showed
off how the band had developed over the 3 years of touring
‘Second Guess’.

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