The album is already available in France (released on monday 19th) and I found my copies in my box yesterday morning!
Really nice digipack, great design and colours, with nice photos of Bluey (only)
First of all, this has been the 1st Incognito album without any contribution from Richard Bailey since "Tribes..." and I must say it's a bit strange not to see him in the credits...Times have changed... (also the 1st album without Imaani since "Who needs love"...miss her too)
Most of the songs are co-written with Matt Cooper , Francis Hilton & Pete Ray Biggin; , 2 tracks with ski Oakenfull, 2 tracks with Richard Bull: "Your sun, my sky" featuring Maysa (+Gail Evans on b.v) & "Tell me what to do", featuring Bluey on Lead vocals, which is I think the 1st odd time Incognito song(5/4).
Good to hear the Positivity horns section again on 2 tracks: "1975" & "Everything that we are"; Kevin Robinson also on "Make room for love" and Fayazz Virji (+ Jium Hunt) on the songs arranged by Dom Glover: good to hear his trumpet again too!
Graham Harvey (keys) is also on 2 tracks: "Lowdown & "Can't get enough" (great Rhodes solo!)
At the moment and after 3 listenings of the whole album, only one track doesn't catch me much: "Gotta" featuring Ursula Rucker...but this may change in the coming days! My favourite ones are for now "1975" (awsome!), "Lowdown" ,"Line in the sand" ,"The song", "Put a little lovin' in your heart" (killer bass part from Francis Hilton!); "Make room for love" is really nice too (Tony's voice!...& great Flugelhorn solo by Kevin Robinson). I have to say that I wasn't a big fan of Vanessa Haynes's voice, but I must admit that what she does on"Life ain't nothing but a good thing" is great! One of my favourites too! Awsome solo from Matt Cooper in "Expresso Madurerira...
Really strong album, that will probably enter the Incognito top five!