Who Needs Love [Bonus Tracks]

Who Needs Love [Bonus Tracks]

by Incognito
     
 

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The cool and bouncy retro-soul vibe of this veteran British acid jazz ensemble isn't really retro at all -- it's just that the band has been doing it since the early '80s, when that sound was still a new thing. Despite its vast array of personnel changes over the course of eight previous albums, the band has stayed true to the original vision of frontman/guitarist

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The cool and bouncy retro-soul vibe of this veteran British acid jazz ensemble isn't really retro at all -- it's just that the band has been doing it since the early '80s, when that sound was still a new thing. Despite its vast array of personnel changes over the course of eight previous albums, the band has stayed true to the original vision of frontman/guitarist Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, and that means, even post-millennium, a liberal mix of jazz, house, groovalicious funk, world beat, colorful female vocals, and -- most of the time -- snazzy horn sections. The band's Narada Jazz debut also includes spicy touches of soaring Brazilian energy (think whimsical, Sergio Mendes circa the mid-'60s), with guest vocalist Ed Motta singing both words and scat over punchy horns and a thumping disco beat. Gentle samba grooves infuse "Stone Cold Heart" and the feisty, Braz-funk gem "Cada Dia (Day By Day)" as well. Most of the other material is a bit less exotic, from the moody and romantic R&B-flavored lament "Can't Get You Out of My Head" to the thumping, wah-wah- and horn-inflected anthem "People at the Top," which has "Welcome to the '70s" written all over its infectious grooves. The trippiest track of the bunch is "Byrd Plays," which blends an odd nature soundscaping ambience, a distant horn, and subtle African percussion with hypnotic low register piano chords. Maunick is always seeking new collaborators mixed with former cohorts, and here has British troubadour Paul Weller and vocalists Kelli Sae, Joy Rose, and former group member Joy Malcolm. [The Japanese issue adds one bonus track: a remix of "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by the Brand New Heavies.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0724359162720
catalogNumber:
91627

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Incognito   Primary Artist
Ed Jones   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Brand New Heavies   Guest Appearance
Ian Thomas   Drums
Matthew Ward   Violin,Group Member
Matt Cooper   Synthesizer,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Group Member
Julian Crampton   Bass,Group Member
Andy Gangadeen   Drums
Graham Harvey   fender rhodes,Group Member
Stephen Hussey   Violin,Group Member
Rebecca Jones   Violin,Group Member
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Group Member
Lorraine McIntosh   Background Vocals
Paul Weller   Acoustic Guitar,fender rhodes,Group Member
Andy Ross   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Kelli Sae   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Simon Hale   Conductor
Michael Gray   Violin,Group Member
Ed Motta   Vocals,Group Member
Chris DeMargary   Flute,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Karl Van Den Bossche   Percussion,Group Member
Martin Verdonk   Conga,Hand Percussion
Xavier Barnet   Background Vocals
Joy Malcolm   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paige Lackey   Background Vocals
Everton Nelson   Violin,Group Member
Tony Momrelle   Background Vocals
Ian Burdge   Cello,Group Member
Andy Kremer   Acoustic Bass
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Wurlitzer
Nichol Thompson   Trombone,Group Member
Dominic Glover   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Joy Rose   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Chris Worsey   Cello,Group Member
Giles Broadbent   Violin,Leader,Group Member
Khari Cabral Simmons   Voices
Reiad Chibah   Viola,Group Member
John Deley   Synthesizer
Mark Edwards   Bass,Piano,Wurlitzer
Vincent Greene   Viola,Group Member
Sally Jackson   Violin,Group Member
Darragh Morgan   Violin,Group Member
Jamie Norton   fender rhodes
Gavin W. Pearce   Bass
John Smart   Violin,Group Member
Simon Grey   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Paige Lackney   Background Vocals
Millennia Strings   Strings
Camilla Pay   Harp,Group Member
Richard Bailey   Drums

Technical Credits

Brand New Heavies   Remixing
Matt Cooper   Composer,Producer
Simon Cotsworth   Producer,Engineer
Julian Crampton   Composer
M. Edwards   Composer
Graham Harvey   Composer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Brass Arrangment
Paul Weller   Composer
Simon Hale   String Arrangements,Harp Arrangement
Ed Motta   Composer,Vocal Effect,Dialect Coach
Daniel Maunick   Programming,drum programming
Joy Malcolm   Composer
Paige Lackey   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Rick Lecoat   Art Direction
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull   Producer
Tom Jenkins   Engineer
Nichol Thompson   Brass Arrangment
Karl Injex   Engineer
Dominic Glover   Brass Arrangment
Joy Rose   Composer
Ian Sherwin   Engineer
Jamie Norton   Composer
Simon Grey   Composer,drum programming
Paige Lackney   Vocal Arrangements

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