Incognito release their seventeenth album : ‘In Search Of Better Days’ (2015)

Incognito ‘s ‘In Search Of Better Days’ is their seventeenth studio album (featuring guest appearances by Avery Sunshine, Richard Spaven and Tomoyasu Hotei) released on July 1st, 2016 by Ear Music.

Track Listing : 1.Love Born In Flames (Manex Efrem, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Stuart Zender) – 04:22 . 2.Just Say Nothing (Richard Bull, Matthew Cooper, Francis Hylton, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick) – 04:41 . 3.Everyday Grind (Matthew Cooper, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Richard Spaven) – 06:06 . 4.Racing Through The Bends (Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick) – 04:07 . 5.Love’S Revival (Matthew Cooper, Francis Hylton, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Francesco Mendolia) – 04:45 . 6.Selfishly (Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick) – 04:58 . 7.Love Be The Messenger (Matthew Cooper, Francis Hylton, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Richard Spaven) – 04:26 . 8.I See The Light (Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Denise White) – 03:29 . 9.Echoes Of Utopia (Matthew Cooper, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Francesco Mendolia, Trevor Mires, Francisco Sales, Stuart Zender) – 06:50 . 10.Move It Up (Matthew Cooper, Francis Hylton, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick) – 05:10 . 11.Crystal Walls (Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Dominic “Ski” Oakenfull) – 03:31 . 12.Bridges Of Fire (Matthew Cooper, Tomoyasu Hotei, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Richard Spaven) – 06:26 . 13.All I Ever Wanted (Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Francisco Sales) – 04:17 . 14.Better Days (Nomvula Malinga, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Dominic “Ski” Oakenfull) – 07:09

Musicians : Incognito – Band . Bluey – Bass, Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Pianos, Synthesizer, Vocals . Imaani – Vocals On (1) . Katie Leone – Vocals On (11) . Vula Malinga – Vocals On (14) . Maysa – Vocals On (3 – 4 – 6 – 13 ) . Vanessa Haynes – Vocals On (2 – 7 – 10) . Tony Momrelle – Vocals On (5) . Francisco Sales – Guitars, Strings . Francis Hylton – Bass . Richard Bull – Bass, Drums, Percussion, Sound Effects . Stuart Zender – Bass, Guitar (Rhythm), Keyboards On (1 – 9) . João Caetano – Bongos, Congas, Drums (Snare), Finger Snaps, Foot Stomping, Handclapping, Microphone, Percussion, Roto Toms, Timbales . Sid Gauld – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Trevor Mires – Brass, Sousaphone, Trombone . Matt Cooper – Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Moog Synthesizer, Pianos, Solina, Synthesizer . Jody Linscott – Congas, Percussion, Shaker, Tambourine, Tambura . Francesco Mendolia – Drums, Drums (Snare), Foot Stomping, Handclapping . Ski Oakenfull – Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Synthesizer Bass . Richard Spaven – Drums, Shaker . Andy Ross – Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . Paul Booth – Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) . Tomoyasu Hotei – Guitar On (12) . Avery Sunshine – Piano On (8) . Jim Hunt – Sax (Tenor) . Alistair White – Trombone . Sulene Fleming – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Bluey, Richard Bull, Stuart Zender, Matt Cooper, Ski Oakenfull . Bluey, Sid Gauld , Trevor Mires . Joe Rodgers – Engineer . Mo Hausler – Engineer, Mastering, Mixing . Richard Bull – Engineer, Mixing . Stuart Zender – Engineer . Matt Cooper – Engineer, . Ski Oakenfull -Engineer, Mixing

Arrangements : Bluey, Sid Gauld , Trevor Mires

Package : Mitchy Bwoy – Design . Marc Albert – Photography

Recorded 2015 – 2016.

Released On July 1, 2016 By Ear Music.

(Source Incognito ‘s ‘In Search Of Better Days’ | The Incognito Official Band Website)

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Distorted Sound Mag
It is his vision of creating a soul/jazz/funk hybrid combined with talented musicians which bring the music alive and add a performance depth on the album, one which you would mainly get from a live show. […]

Soultracks
In Search of Better Days again highlights the huge, reliable ensemble that has kept the wheels turning impressively for over three decades. Bluey and Incognito’s funk flames burn brightly again, showing why this legendary act remains as relevant and immediate in 2016 as it was in 1986. […]

SOmething Else
Bluey brings a unique perspective that’s borne out in his music, and like most Incognito albums, In Search Of Better Days captures the vibe from a generation (or two) ago while making it all sound fresh and new. That includes time-honored pleas for more peace, more love and more caring dominating the themes in these fourteen tracks. […]

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