Brand New Heavies: Tbnh

The Brand New Heavies: Tbnh
Title: Tbnh
Label: Pias America

Can it really be thirty years since The Brand New Heavies first sashayed their way into the public eye with a romantic's heart, a hedonist's spirit and a Superfly sensibility? Their extraordinary new album TBNH, however, finds the band - and main songwriters funk-soul brothers Andrew Levy (bass) and Simon Bartholomew (guitar) - embarking on an entirely new chapter in their illustrious history. A heady cocktail of Chic-style funk-pop, sunshine grooves and scorched-soul balladry, TBNH refines, reimagines and ultimately reinvents a winning formula which has won them sixteen top 40 hits and three million album sales. The morello cherry in the glass? A breath-taking cover of Kendrick Lamar's These Walls, recorded with long-term associate and vocalist N'Dea Davenport produced by Heavies uber-fan Mark Ronson. A return to the classic line-up that had originally brought the funk into the nascent producer's life having caught their live show in New York in '91, a meeting that later saw him invite the band to play at his fortieth birthday celebrations. Insistent once more to reconvene the same personnel, he has successfully reunited N'Dea and the Heavies for this recording. As Simon says of their collaboration with the planet's hottest producer; " It's incredible to think that everything he's done since has been shaped by us. It's a cool thing."

1.1 Beautiful
1.2 Stupid Love
1.3 Just Believe in You
1.4 Getaway
1.5 Heat
1.6 The Funk Is Back
1.7 Together
1.8 These Walls
1.9 It's My Destiny Destiny
1.10 Wired Up
1.11 Dance It Out
1.12 Little Dancer
1.13 Dontcha Wanna
1.14 Get on the Right Side

Brand New Heavies: Tbnh

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