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The Brand New Heavies by The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies

by The Brand New Heavies

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Barcode: 0676499029367
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
Sleeve: Mint (M)

The Brand New Heavies diverged from the high-tech, neo-soul trend of their contemporaries in Britain’s late ’80s/early ’90s soul scene.

While acts like Soul II Soul and Lisa Stansfield embraced modern technology, the Heavies opted for a more traditional approach, favouring real instruments over synthesisers. Drawing inspiration from ’70s R&B and disco, influenced by bands like the Average White Band and Tower of Power, they crafted a retro sound that celebrated classic R&B.

Fronted by the expressive N’Dea Davenport, standout tracks like “Dream Come True” and “Stay This Way” showcased the band’s soulful style, complemented by authentic horn sections. Despite critical acclaim, particularly for tracks like “People Get Ready” and “Put the Funk Back in It,” the album struggled to gain traction on American urban contemporary radio, remaining a cult favourite.

Tracklist
A1 BNH
A2 Gimme One Of Those
A3 Dream Come True
A4 Put The Funk Back In It
B1 People Get Ready
B2 Ride In The Sky
B3 Sphynx
B4 Stay This Way
B5 Shake Down
Catalogue No.: AJXLP293
Barcode: 0676499029367
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk
Label: Acid Jazz
Released: 2022
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Blue

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