Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub

Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub

by Hollie Cook
     
 

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Hollie Cook's eponymous debut album came as something of a surprise: despite her rich pedigree in punk and avant-garde rock (she is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and a former member of the Slits), her first album as a solo artist was a pureSee more details below

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Hollie Cook's eponymous debut album came as something of a surprise: despite her rich pedigree in punk and avant-garde rock (she is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and a former member of the Slits), her first album as a solo artist was a pure genre exercise, a program of strictly roots-and-culture reggae that wouldn't have sounded out of place if it had come out in 1975 on the Studio One label. The sound was rich, thick, and dubby, with a nice assortment of one-drop, rockers, and steppers beats supporting her cool and honey-flavored voice. If she never seemed fully emotionally engaged with her songs (was "It's So Different Here" meant as a lamentation about Third World poverty, or a simple observation of the lack of cars and cellphones in sub-Saharan Africa?), the contrast between her laid-back vocals and the warm density of the grooves worked very nicely. On this dub companion to that album, producer Prince Fatty brings out all of his old-school production tricks: analog (or at least analog-sounding) delay that falls apart as it decays, vocal snippets that fly off into space as soon as they make their momentary appearance, a sound field that feels as big as the universe. There are some anomalies in the program: oddly, there's no version of "It's So Different Here," and there are two dub versions at the end of the program for which no original version existed on the first album. But these curiosities don't detract at all from the disc's overall charm.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2012
Label:
Mr Bongo
UPC:
0711969120820
catalogNumber:
98
Rank:
31950

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hollie Cook   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lee Richardson   Tenor Saxophone
George Dekker   Background Vocals
Rob Lewis   Cello
Style Scott   Drums
Paul Powell   Bass
Omar Lye-Fook   Synthesizer,Mellotron,String Machine
Black Steel   Bass,Guitar,Hammond Organ
Prince Fatty   Percussion
Mutant Hi-Fi   Guitar,Melodica
Fulvio Sigurta   Trumpet
Will Rumfitt   Trombone
Oreste Noda   Percussion
Trevor Myers   Trombone
Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie   Piano,Hammond Organ
Lennie White   Percussion
Max Gilkes   Synthesizer,Guitar,Mellotron,String Machine
Adrian McKenzie   Piano
Megumi Mesaku   Alto Saxophone
Space Monkey   Tenor Saxophone
Barthélémy Corbelet   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Mellotron,String Machine
Ronnie Lion   Bass
Space Tanpensuk   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Gregory Isaacs   Composer
Jacob Jacobs   Composer
Mike Pelanconi   Composer
Sholom Secunda   Composer
Nick Coplowe   Composer
Stephen Preston   Composer
Prince Fatty   Producer
Hollie Cook   Composer
Benjamin Lebeau   Composer
Guillaume Brière   Composer
Frank Merritt   Mastering
George Francis Morton   Composer
Barthélémy Corbelet   Composer
Leon F. Shelby   Composer
William B. Shockley   Composer

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