BRIAN BENNETT - VOYAGE - 2CD - EXPANDED EDITION.
Warren Bennett worked closely with Strawberry Records to get this fabulous CD released with its 'extras'.
• In 1978, inspired by the Disco boom, and particularly the space age Disco records emanating from the continent, Brian recorded what he described as “A Journey Into Discoid Funk”. Housed in a striking, colourful sleeve depicting – appropriately enough – a spaceship, VOYAGE was a departure for Bennett, serving up infectious, cosmic disco/jazz/funk with a nod towards his earlier, funky library work.
• Fast forward to the noughties, when DJs, crate diggers and hip-hop artists are busy sampling old funk and disco records, a new generation discovered VOYAGE. These new fans of the LP had no knowledge of Brian’s past pedigree: they just heard funky breaks and beats, ensuring original copies of VOYAGE are now valuable.
• Key track ‘Solstice’ has been sampled by around 60 different artists, including Kanye West, Nas, Madlib. Other tracks from the album to have been sampled include ‘Ocean Glide’ and ‘Chain Reaction’.
Nice card fold out sleeve and a great booklet!
3. CHAIN REACTION
4. PENDULUM FORCE
5. AIR QUAKE
6. OCEAN GLIDE
1. PENDULUM FORCE (7” Edit)
2. OCEAN GLIDE (7” Edit)
3. VOYAGE (working mix) *
4. SOLSTICE (working mix) *
5. CHAIN REACTION (working mix) *
6. PENDULUM FORCE (working mix) *
7. AIR QUAKE (working mix) *
8. OCEAN GLIDE (working mix) *
* previously unissued