Talented Contemporary Blues artist Stacey Kent has released her latest lp on the Candid Records recording label, entitled Boy Next Door.
I wish it weren’t the case but, it’s not everyday that I get a lp from an artist that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is usually a song or two that I just can’t force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Boy Next Door. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.
These days it’s a very rare lp on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.
If you’re a Stacey Kent fan, or just a fan of Contemporary Blues music this is a CD your collection simply should not be without.
While this entire CD is outstanding some of my favorites are track 1 – The Best Is Yet To Come, track 7 – What The World Needs Now Is Love, and track 14 – I Get Along Without You Very Well
My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 11 – People Will Say We’re In Love. Wow!
Boy Next Door Release Notes:
Stacey Kent originally released Boy Next Door on Aug 26, 2003 on the Candid Records label.
CD Track List Follows:
1. Best Is Yet To Come, The
2. Boy Next Door, The
3. Trolley Song, The
4. Say It Isn’t So
5. Too Darn Hot
6. Makin’ Whoopee
7. What The World Needs Now Is Love
8. You’ve Got A Friend
9. I Got It Bad
11. People Will Say We’re In Love
12. ‘Tis Autumn
13. All I Do Is Dream Of You
14. I Get Along Without You Very Well
15. You’re The Top
Realease Notes Personnel: Stacey Kent (vocals); Jim Tomlinson (saxophone, background vocals); David Newton (piano, keyboards, background vocals); Colin Oxley (guitar); Dave Chamberlain (bass); Matt Mome (drums); Curtis Schwartz (background vocals). Recorded at Curtis Schwartz Studios, Ardingly, England on Feburary 18-22, 2003.