Bees + Things + Flowers
Dome CD 74 (Dome Records/Rice Records)
Monday, 2nd October, 2006 (United Kingdon)
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick
Angel Recording Studios
The Blue Room
01. Everybody Loves The Sunshine
03. Summer In The City
04. Always There
06. Still A Friend Of Mine
07. Tin Man
09. Deep Waters
10. You Are Golden
11. That's The Way Of The World
Some great covers - of their own incredible work, and others'. Heartfelt and the closest you'll come to the brilliance of seeing them live. That's The Way Of The World is too beautiful for words.
Covering old ground, but maybe thats the point. Seriously well produced. Classy, understated, not so much in the way of keyboard brass, 'Puh Chang Chang' piano sounds, etc. Maybe this album needs releasing into the musical atmosphere, real instruments, soulful vocals, not a rap in sight. Anyone who listens to Jazz/Funk/Soul, etc will be fairly unimpressed by the familiar and obvious names in the track listing, but it has to be said, this is really good music. It's an album purchase for me.