COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Building a Beginning [LP]
By

Rating
Album: Building a Beginning [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Building a Beginning
2)    Julian
3)    I Live to Make You Smile
4)    Find It Hard to Say
5)    Me and You
6)    How Did I Live Before Your Love
7)    Walk Right Back
8)    Nothing's Gonna Change
9)    In Love and Alone
10)    Motionless
11)    Believe in Me
12)    I Stay Inside
13)    Precious Years
14)    Don't Let Me Let You Go
 

Album: Building a Beginning [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Building a Beginning
2)    Julian
3)    I Live to Make You Smile
4)    Find It Hard to Say
5)    Me and You
6)    How Did I Live Before Your Love
7)    Walk Right Back
8)    Nothing's Gonna Change
9)    In Love and Alone
10)    Motionless
11)    Believe in Me
12)    I Stay Inside
13)    Precious Years
14)    Don't Let Me Let You Go
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Jamie Lidell's first solo album away from Warp, Building a Beginning was released on the singer and producer's Jajulin label. It retreats from the early- to mid-'80s electro-funk moves of his self-titled previous full-length and is relatively old-school, often hewing close to gospel-tinged Southern soul. When the material is rooted in approaches and sounds of the late '60s and early '70s, it's still fresh, never verging on replication. Lidell sometimes seems a little too in tune with his admired figures, but he outdoes himself here. Some of the lyrics are so direct that they scan as trite, yet they're expressed with soul-stirring, serve-the-song conviction, and he's in the top tier when it comes to pure skill. Moreover, the songs are of undeniably high quality, filled with joy, gratitude, and devotion. A strong cast of studio associates that includes drummer Daru Jones, bassist Pino Palladino, Pat Sansone, and smartly utilized background vocalists is involved, while additional songwriting collaborations with Lindsey Rome, Lidell's wife, add to the album's familial feel. (Among the funkier numbers is a bouncy jam dedicated to their son, who appears at the end.) This is one of those rare albums that ends as strongly as it begins. In fact, its last two cuts are as moving as anything in the side-one sweet spot. The splendid "Precious Years," an inward-looking ballad graced with harp and other stringed instruments, recalls Terry Callier's work with master arranger Charles Stepney. "Don't Let Me Let You Go," the finale, melodically recalls prime early-'90s R&B -- though it's strictly family man, not bad boy, business. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Pitchfork (Website) - "The album's most direct tribute to his newborn, 'Julian' is one of the most unabashedly jubilant songs he's ever written, equal parts Jackson 5 and Maroon 5."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » R&B » General
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Building a Beginning [LP] on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top