A brand new rip straight from the vinyl for this fantastic smooth disco funk album from the amazing Mr. Hatch!
Many, but not all the tracks were previously comped on the collections Hatchback and the 3 CD set Take It Easy, and on the last WMA rip, over four years ago now, I used some tracks from these.
It was Tony Hatch's final UK album, and what a selection!
Without any doubt, there is a definite influence from MFSB and Love Unlimited Orchestra, and sounds brilliant for it.
It is Easy, funky, and chilled out in equal measure.
My highlights are the originals, Brazilia, Love Hustle, which I understand was very popular on the Northern Soul scene, and Return To The Stars, which sounds like it should be from a 70s KPM LP].
The covers, too, are sensational, Sad Sweet Dreamer, which by Sweet Sensation was produced by Tony Hatch, standards like Perfidia, I've Got You Under My Skin, and What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life are all well arranged, Perfidia sounding very like Van McCoy's The Hustle!
As a bonus, I have included the A side from a Pye single which had Love Hustle on the B side, Call Me, by Family Affair, which was obviously recorded at the same sessions and like the LP contains vocals by Jackie Trent and Dee Dee Lewis.
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
Album Preview - Brazilia