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Collected
     

Collected

by k-os
 
"Rap's in the gutter, gotta take it back," k-os passionately begins, over a sample of the Stooges blistering "Wanna Be Your Dog," and then he precedes to do just that with this compilation of his Collected works. A superstar in his Canadian home, the Trinidadian born singer
apper has yet to quite break

Overview

"Rap's in the gutter, gotta take it back," k-os passionately begins, over a sample of the Stooges blistering "Wanna Be Your Dog," and then he precedes to do just that with this compilation of his Collected works. A superstar in his Canadian home, the Trinidadian born singer
apper has yet to quite break through in the States; this set may finally change his fortunes. Pulling together unreleased material, including the brief, autobiographical "Introsuckshun" quoted above and the emotive closer "I Am," bundling up selections from his three albums, and previously unavailable remixes, including a sharp one of Feist's "Mushaboom," this is a sumptuous set that leaves listeners wanting much, much more. It's also a primer on the artist's dizzying diversity. A man of many moods, depending on the song, k-os is the ultimate old- style crooner, a hyperactive Michael Jackson wannabe, a '60s soul hero, a bebopper or hip-hopper. All told, a fabulous singer whose raps sear with their intelligence, with his themes thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting. Musically k-os is even more diverse, slyly inserting samples of Hot Music and Public Enemy into the slick jazz of "Superstar Pt. Zero," wryly echoing the white boy reggae of the Police on "Crucial," resurrecting the angular rhythms and jerky guitars of the post-punk era for "Born to Run," conjuring up the fingersnapping '40s big-band jazz on "Crabbuckit," and a sublimely haunting melody for "Man I Used to Be." Inevitably, k-os' latest album, Atlantis: Hymns for Disco receives the most attention, with three tracks culled, and a further two remixed. At a mere 40 minutes and 11 tracks, Collected comes across as more of a taster than a full meal, still it will surely whet your appetite for more of this sizzling artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2007
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
5099950011827
catalogNumber:
00118

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Performance Credits

k-os   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Sarah McElcheran   Trumpet
Chris Plock   Saxophone
Michael Olsen   Cello
Jack Brownell   Conductor
Ian Lefeuvre   Electric Guitar
Maury LaFoy   Upright Bass
Jennifer Jones   Violin
Dave "Soulfingers" Williams   Keyboards
Chris Gestrin   Keyboards
Russ Klyne   Acoustic Guitar,Soloist
Steve Krecklo   Electric Guitar
Karen Graves   Violin
Kathleen Kajioka   Viola
Hilary Brown   Cello
Jeewon Kim   Violin
Nelson Milley   Electric Guitar
Santosh Naidu   Percussion,Tabla
Sebastien Grainger   Drums
Dave "Fat Man" Williams   Piano,Keyboards
Amy Worobec   Background Vocals
Ariel Ladrat   Background Vocals
Karen Langille   Violin
Kirsty Money   Viola
Toby Peter   Bass
Jauhara   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Scott Asheton   Composer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler   Composer
Carlton Ridenhour   Composer
Richard Griffin   Composer
Jack Brownell   String Arrangements
William Drayton   Composer
Roger Swan   Engineer
k-os   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Remixing
Joseph Longo   Composer
Greg O'Shea   Producer,Engineer
Feist   Composer
DJ Kemo   Remixing

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