Sunlightsquare's enormous new album recording venture, 'Britannia Shing-A-Ling' saw band leader Claudio Passavanti enlist 25 musicians and vocalists (A MASSIVE BAND!) to take part in this phenomenal live album project, using no more technology than that was available in the early 1970's. The result is a joyous celebration of Northern Soul, Rare Groove, The Boogaloo and Rhumba classics all served with that hot signature Sunlightsquare Latin twist! 'Britannia Shing-A-Ling' has already spawned 2 big single releases: a cover of Wilson Pickett's 1966 'Land Of 1000 Dances', and the Cuban Latin jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria's 1976 smash 'O Mi Shango' Other popular songs featured on the album include favourities such as Marlena Shaw's 'California Soul', Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 'Nowhere To Run' and Jimmy Rivers' 'Up, 'Up and Away'. A fanstastic new spin on a brilliant set of classics!
5 out of 5
Reviewed By A Rash