Home Again

45883 of 5 stars

£ 17.99


Few records make such an instant impression as 'home again', the debut album by michael kiwanuka. immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. for kiwanuka, key musical touchstones include marvin gaye, otis redding, bob dylan, paul simon, shuggie otis, roberta flack's first take, bill withers' live at carnegie hall and d'angelo's modern soul landmark voodoo. citing the latter album in particular as exhibit a in refuting suggestions that his listening tastes are rooted exclusively in the 1970s, kiwanuka calmly shrugs off any 'retro' accusations that might be levelled at his music. from the opening bars of the stirring 'tell me a tale', it is instantly clear that 'home again' is a very special album. while its more upbeat characteristics are embodied in the prince buster-like loping of the lovelorn but irresistibly catchy 'bones' and the rolling soul groove of 'i'll get along', elsewhere it proves itself to be a record of real stripped-down beauty.

Tell Me A Tale
I'm Getting Ready
I'll Get Along
Home Again
Always Waiting
I Won't Lie
Any Day Will Do Fine
Worry Walks Beside Me
Format: LP
Label: Polydor Communion Records (2)
Catalogue numbers: 2797133

Phonographic Copyright (p)-Polydor Ltd.
Copyright (c)-Polydor Ltd.
Published By-Warner/Chappell
Record Company-Universal Music
Mastered At-Electric Mastering
Mastered At-24-96 Mastering
Designed At-Big Active
Pressed By-GZ Media

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-6 02527 97133 9
Label Code-LC00309
Rights Society-BIEM/SDRM
Matrix / Runout-2797133-A 147689E1/B
Matrix / Runout-2797133-B 147689E2/D
Matrix / Runout-2797133-A 147689E1/C
Matrix / Runout-2797133-B 147689E2/D
Matrix / Runout-2797133-A 147689E1/D
Matrix / Runout-2797133-B 147689E2/E
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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