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Personal Life – Morning Light (Expansion & Tokyo Dawn)
This is a pure unadulterated niche jazz and soul album of the highest quality. This dual release on Expansion and Toyko Dawn Records has received plenty of deserved attention already. Lead vocalist Stuart Lisbie and bassist producer Robert Strauss practically wrote the whole uplifting album featuring quintessential productions like Classy Lady, Give It To The Night and Bring It Back. Cut’s like This Morning typify Stuart’s vocal skill and precise delivery pitch whilst elements of UK Brit jazz funk ripple through a brass constructed One Step Closer. Rainy Day In London a menage of Mezzoforte and Spyra Gyra but with vocals increases in tempo steadily like a Herbie Hancock fusion groove. Swedish vocalist Miriama’s vocals compliment many a track like It Is What It Is featuring this tight ten piece band. Mellower ballad tempo tracks Distance Can Be Sweet and Morning Light have so much musical class it’s essential listening. To close There’s A Time For Everything’s chorus unknowingly smacks of Alphonse Mouzon’s By All Means. A must have album! Fitzroy da Buzzboy, Soul Survivors
Limited 500 vinyl release LP – a future collectible – one of the stand out UK Soul album’s of the decade….
Recently nominated as ‘UK soul artist of the year’ by readers of Soul Survivors magazine, Personal Life is a London based Jazzy Soul collective formed by Robert Strauss, featuring the classic sounding voice of Stuart Lisbie plus core members of Amy Winehouse’s touring band. The vision for this project is to bring back into popular consciousness the sound, production, songwriting & musicality dating back to the glory days of the music industry, when commercial pop also meant culturally significant, sophisticated and catchy music made with integrity for people of all ages to enjoy.
- We believe in a movement of real music, hand made to last the test of time. Reflecting the sounds and values of people during an incredibly inspiring, honest and spiritually elevated period in popular music history
“Likely to be the Jazz Funk record of the year, if not simply record of the year” – leisurelab.com
“Personal Life’s, Morning Light will become entrenched as one of THE great British soul albums, right up there with Soul II Soul’s debut… yep, it’s that good” – soulandjazzandfunk.com
“Morning Light stands up well against any soul release of the past fifty years…all the hallmarks of a future classic” – soulcuts.org
“Easily the best band in the UK at the moment – simply stunning” – soulandjazz.com
“A hugely rewarding listen …one of the most interesting U.K. Soul groups in recent years” –soulwalking.co.uk