Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Light of the World - Round Trip (2008)





Artist: Light of the World
Title Of Album: Round Trip
Year Of Release: 15 Sep 2008
Label: EMI Gold
Genre: Funk, Soul, Jazz
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: VBR kbps
Total Time: 1:18:53


Great album - the pioneers of Brit funk at their best. Time (live) is superb but disappointed in Somebody help me out! just over 1 minute live - seems little point. It would be great to get a whole live set from them - come on guys, how about it?

Tracklist

1. Time (4:22)
2. London Town (4:31)
3. I Shot The Sheriff (5:12)
4. I'm So Happy (4:25)
5. More Of Myself (2:47)
6. Visualise Yourself (4:27)
7. Painted Lady (4:36)
8. Pete's Crusade (4:11)
9. I Walk The Streets Alone (4:03)
10. Something for Nothing (4:26)

BONUS TRACKS
Beggar & Co Feat. The Funk Jazz Collective - Live At Jazz Cafe

11. Cosmic Lust (4:29)
12. Peter's Crusade (4:52)
13. Bahia De Palma (5:21)
14. I'm So Happy (9:32)
15. Time (6:07)
16. Movin' (3:42)
17. (Somebody) Help Me Out (1:50)

- Clique Aki:

Anyone familiar with LOTW and their sound will want to snap up this classic album - it is undoubtedly one the best soul/funk albums Britain has ever produced and certainly worth more than the modest asking price.

However, it is unfortunate that EMI's reissue team have once again let themselves down with a flat, rough-sounding transfer that doesn't do justice to Augie Johnson's crisp upfront production. Interesting as it is to hear LOTW/Beggar & Co/Funk Jazz Collective's poorly recorded recent live recordings included here as bonus tracks, it surely would have been better to include the blistering original 12" mixes.

All credit to EMI for making this available but like Johnnie Taylor's 'What About My Love" CD issue and the recent 2-CD Capitol Disco compilation it presents another wasted opportunity by EMI to cash-in on their vast back catalogue and wealth of sonic expertise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TOP TOP TUNEAGE,I SAW THEM THEM LIVE BACK IN THE DAY AT AN ALL DAYER IN BOURNMOUTY(MAISON ROYAL I THINK CIRCA 79),GREAT MEMORIES.

REGARDS
SOULIE