Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

The Best of Sade (171)

The Best of Sade The Best of Sade – Sade

Sleezy lounge smooth jazz, soul music with extra sleeze and flashbacks to Absolute Beginners. I’m not especially a Sade fan. I can only name about 3 songs by her (all of which appear on this album) but if you want to relive the British Soul movement of the mid-1980s then shove this album on your iTunes.

She’s still about doing stuff you know…


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Music Project – Album #50 – Absolute Beginners (Soundtrack)

Absolute Beginners (Soundtrack)

Absolute Beginners is one of those films you’ve either seen or not. But nearly everyone knows the title tune as performed by David Bowie.

I saw the film many years ago, some time in the mid-nineties when it was already old. The young plastic surgery free Patsy Kensit looking very tasty, the fresh faced Eddie O’Connell acting his socks off and even a bit part for good old Lionel “Give us a Clue” Blair. All mixed together by jazz and soul with a light dressing of British humour. It was no wonder it was a flop.

With artists such as Sade, The Style Council and even British stalwald Ray Davies popping up, the soundtrack is a rather good old toe tapper.

Whenever I listen to it I’m immediately transported back to my vane efforts to restylise myself as an independent batchelor in my crumby bedsit in the Wavertree suburbs of Liverpool.

I didn’t grow a soul patch. Nor did I start poncing around in berets and lounge about looking moody. So I guess I got off lightly.

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