Liquid - Tales From The Badlands

Published Friday 21st October 2005
Liquid - Tales From The Badlands
Liquid - Tales From The Badlands

STYLE: R&B
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14089-9083
LABEL: Gotee GTD72929
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2006-08-04
RRP: £2.45


Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Philadelphia-born Liquid is a hot producer who's worked with Petey Pablo, Out Of Eden and Grits. Now he delivers an album of his own and what a turbulently eclectic and hugely impressive set it is. Nimbly fusing Latino-tinged R&B with old school hip-hop beats, and '70s soul with pop rock and reggae 'Tales From The Badlands' is a restless journey through whole vistas of styles and colourings. Check out the dreamy Spanish "One Time" and the solid funk groove "Crazy" complete with sassy horns and a lead vocal that could almost pass for Curtis Mayfield interlocked with a rapped plea to give the relationship one more go. Then there's a delicate piece of sweet soul "Good To Be Back" with a heartfelt prayer of gratitude to God, or, my favourite, the lilting floater "Sunrise". Liquid has a winning way with melodies that stay in the mind and grooves that venture outside the box of stylistic rigidity. So whether it's Latin, R&B or hip-hop that floats your boat, you need to investigate this intriguing musical statement.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Back In The Day [Listen]
2. One Time [Listen]
3. Mi Gente [Listen]
4. Crazy [Listen]
5. Good To Be Back [Listen]
6. Sunrise [Listen]
7. Ghetto [Listen]
8. Pressing On [Listen]
9. Gangsta [Listen]
10. Swing Low [Listen]
11. So Real [Listen]
12. When The Sun Goes Down [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Alan Paton in Huntsville, Ont, Canada @ 03:27 on Sep 4 2010

how do I buy this album or download it?



Posted by Mark in Portadown, United Kingdom @ 10:54 on Sep 20 2006

back in the day - gr8 track heard it this mornin on ur friendly crossrhythms.co.uk/radio.....



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