A Message From The People, Revisited By Band Of Heathens
Quincy Jones himself has endorsed it?! WTF? It sounds as if Michael Bolton produced it!
The Band of Heathens have announced their remarkable new album, A Message From The People, to be released in September 2018. It entails a complete re-interpretation of Ray Charles‘ 1972 album with the same title. Their vision is okay and relevant: the band said they were motivated to re-record the elpee “because of its moving commentary on social justice, abuse-of-power, and its vision for a stronger, more-unified America”. Their teaser, a version of America The Beautiful can be listened to below. I fear this horror can’t be compensated by the remaining tracks. Also read this and this.