The Brand New Heavies – Forward!

Released on May 6th, 2013 in the UK, May 21st everywhere else, ‘Forward’ is the eleventh studio album by Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, their first full studio album in nearly seven years.

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Track listing 1.Forward (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:022.Sunlight (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 06:593.Do You Remember (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:024.On the One (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:575.A Little Funk In Your Pocket (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 03:306.Addicted (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:117.Lifestyle (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 03:458.Itzine (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:279.The Way It Goes (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 03:2410.Lights (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:1111.Turn the Music Up (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:3312.Heaven (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 04:1113.Spice of Life (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 05:1014.One More for the Road (Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy) – 06:13PersonnelN’ Dea Davenport – vocals on (2 – 3 – 6)Dawn Joseph – vocals on (5 – 7 – 10)Jan Kincaid – drums, keyboards, , percussion, vocals on (4 – 12 – 14)Simon Bartholomew – guitar, percussion, vocals on (9 – 13) Andrew Levy – guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, percussionJim Hunt – saxophoneDave Carpenter – trumpetDom Glover – trumpetNichol Thompson – trombone Released by HeavyTone Recordings on May 6th, 2013 and by Shanachie on May 21st, 2013
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REVIEWS

Something Else!
Forward gives fans of the retro’ed up acid jazz what they crave. The Brand New Heavies are back with more of what made them a hit in Great Britain, by shrewdly mining the rich veins of classic American funk and soul.

Okayplayer
Brand New Heavies – Forward [The Okayplayer Interview]As collectors and fans of the whole spectrum of music with soul, those influences come out over time…J.B., the funk era, jazz funk, reggae, rock, hip-hop, Latin music, to name but a few have all run through our veins and still do.

Soul Tracks
When they step out of that happy zone, Forward tends to go backwards. But, overall, Forward is an important reminder why Kincaid, Levy and Bartholomew are still the “funk soul brothers” Finesse and Fatboy Slim once bragged about.

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