Dynamite [DualDisc]

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Not unlike one of its lead singer Jay Kay's much publicized Lamborghinis, the U.K. funk band Jamiroquai is primarily a vehicle for its frontman's various fetishes. Which is another way of saying that Kay loves disco and fancy retro sneakers and he wears both well. He has done so ever since he hippie-danced his way out of the acid jazz ghetto of the early '90s with Jamiroquai's revelatory debut album, Emergency on Planet Earth. That album featured Kay's bright and soulful vocals against '70s-style funk and drew obvious comparisons to Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and sundry other icons of vintage R&B. Not too much has changed in the years since and 2005's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Not unlike one of its lead singer Jay Kay's much publicized Lamborghinis, the U.K. funk band Jamiroquai is primarily a vehicle for its frontman's various fetishes. Which is another way of saying that Kay loves disco and fancy retro sneakers and he wears both well. He has done so ever since he hippie-danced his way out of the acid jazz ghetto of the early '90s with Jamiroquai's revelatory debut album, Emergency on Planet Earth. That album featured Kay's bright and soulful vocals against '70s-style funk and drew obvious comparisons to Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and sundry other icons of vintage R&B. Not too much has changed in the years since and 2005's Dynamite finds Kay and Co. delving once again into various '70s- and '80s-inspired dance sounds. Similar to 2001's dazzlingly slick Funk Odyssey, Dynamite reveals Kay as a dancefloor eclectic, inclined to grab as much from Chic and Parliament as Kajagoogoo, the Police, and Terry Callier. Keeping to this grab bag aesthetic, Kay makes the most of his experimentation with some "vocal bass synthetics" on the hard funk title track. Also engaging is the melancholy soul-folk of "Seven Days in Sunny June" and the similarly quiet storm-ready ballad "Talullah." On the funky side of things, "Starchild" finds Kay proclaiming the coming of a disco superman while "Time Won't Wait" is an infectious Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson boogie fest with Kay urging people to make their dreams come true over a bed of pulsating disco beats. The Jamiroquai faithful would accept nothing less. [The DualDisc version of Dynamite features an extra DVD of bonus material including a documentary, two videos, and the album in enhanced stereo.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969458426
  • Catalog Number: 94584
  • Sales rank: 124,382

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feels Just Like It Should (4:34)
  2. 2 Dynamite (4:57)
  3. 3 Seven Days in Sunny June (3:57)
  4. 4 Electric Mistress (3:54)
  5. 5 Starchild (5:13)
  6. 6 Loveblind (3:33)
  7. 7 Talullah (6:06)
  8. 8 (Don't) Give Hate a Chance (5:00)
  9. 9 World That He Wants (3:12)
  10. 10 Black Devil Car (4:47)
  11. 11 Hot Tequila Brown (4:38)
  12. 12 Time Won't Wait (5:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Feels Just Like It Should
  2. 2 Dynamite
  3. 3 Seven Days in Sunny June
  4. 4 Electric Mistress
  5. 5 Starchild
  6. 6 Loveblind
  7. 7 Talullah
  8. 8 (Don't) Give Hate a Chance
  9. 9 World That He Wants
  10. 10 Black Devil Car
  11. 11 Hot Tequila Brown
  12. 12 Time Won't Wait
  13. 13 Feels Just Like It Should
  14. 14 Seven Days in Sunny June
  15. 15 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jamiroquai Primary Artist
Matt Johnson Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Solá Akingbolá Percussion
Alexandra Brown Background Vocals
Randy Hope-Taylor Bass
Vann Johnson Background Vocals
Audrey Martells Background Vocals
Benjamin F. Wright Lead
Hazel Fernandez Background Vocals
Samantha Smith Background Vocals
Derrick McKenzie Drums, Hi Hat
Nathan Haines Flute, Saxophone
Valerie Etienne Background Vocals
Alex Meadows Bass
Bridgette Bryant Blades Background Vocals
Rob Harris Guitar
Jay "JK" Kay Vocals, Background Vocals
Miaer "DJ Snare" Lloyd scratching
Derrick McIntyre Bass
Technical Credits
Solá Akingbolá Composer
Reginald Dozier Engineer
Jason Kay Composer
Benjamin F. Wright String Arrangements
Jay Kay Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Mike Spencer Programming, Producer, Engineer
Derrick McKenzie Composer
Richard Bignell Engineer
Pablo Arraya Engineer
Ricky Pope Engineer
Nick Ferrero Engineer
Joseph Kahn Director
Rob Harris Composer
Jay "JK" Kay Director, Producer, Artwork, Vocal Arrangements
Charlie Lightening Director, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OH...MY...GOD!!!

    OH...MY...GOD this is a good album! The best Jamiroquai has done. If your not a Jamiroquai fan and you don't have any of his albums including THIS ONE, then you've been living under a rock with your fingers in your ears, a blindfold over your eyes and have no sense of musical taste WHAT SO EVER! Buy this album, you won't be disappointed. I GURANTEE!

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