Like a fine 40-year old whisky, the layers on this record and influences are complex, nuanced & Layered. You might taste something different but here are my tasting notes...
The Nose - Notes of Bobby Cauldwell, Steely Dan, David Crosby a definite Sun Drenched yacht folk dram.
The Body - I can taste strong notes of Jimmy Webb and Aztec Camera not present on the nose, this a much deeper dram than initially nosed, I can see myself enjoying this in front of a warm fire.
Finish - Long finish on this one, I can taste the Miami tarmac, the Beach and salt water, the nightclubs and linen clothing, Don Johnson's dirty washing.
Whisky tasting over, both the albums this LP was compiled from were recorded at Coconuts recording Studio in Miami, notable for Miami Sound Machine recordings and Blood, Sweat and Tears. I have been into these for a long time and whilst not the rarest AOTN re-issue to date (although that may change now the words out) they deserve to be recognised for the solid LPs that they are. Just buy it and float away.
- Additional Information
Artist James McKenzie & the McKenzie Brothers Label Athens Of The North Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Rock, Soul Release Date 30 Aug 2019 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title James McKenzie - Lady Is Love Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/01+Lady+Is+Love+-+James+McKenzie.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title James McKenzie - Live Again Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/02+Live+Again+-+James+McKenzie.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title James McKenzie - Two Ladies Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/03+Two+Ladies+-+James+McKenzie.mp3 Track 4 Position B1 Track 4 Title McKenzie Brothers - Felt Her Fire Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/06+Felt+Her+Fire+-+McKenzie+Brothers.mp3 Track 5 Position B2 Track 5 Title James McKenzie - I've Got To Go Track 5 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/07+Ive+Got+to+Go+-+James+McKenzie.mp3 Track 6 Position B3 Track 6 Title James McKenzie - Birth Is Love Track 6 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/08+Birth+Is+Love+-+James+McKenzie.mp3 Track 7 Position B4 Track 7 Title McKenzie Brothers - Joni's Little Song Track 7 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/09+Jonis+Little+Song+-+McKenzie+Brothers.mp3 Track 8 Position B5 Track 8 Title McKenzie Brothers - Lonely Girl Track 8 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/AOTNLP022/10+Lonley+Girl+-+McKenzie+Brothers.mp3 Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No