Gregg Kofi Brown
Rock N Roll and UFOs; The Gregg Kofi Brown Anthology
Review by G. W. Hill
This compilation is tasty. Personally, I wish there had been a bit more range from song to song, but everything here is effective. There is a lot of catchy music. It's very mainstream and rather pop oriented.
|Track by Track Review|
There is a bit of an electronic vibe to this song. It feels a bit like 80s music. It's somewhat soulful and very catchy.
Speaking of soulful, this has such a cool groove. There is some funk to the bass line. This is perhaps mellower than the opener, but I like it more. It just feels a bit meatier.
The Way For You (unplugged)|
I like this. The guitar sound is classy and the vocal hooks are accessible. There is a real jazzy kind of vibe to the cut.
There is definitely a healthy helping of funk in the mix here. It's another classy tune.
Up My Arms (unplugged)|
An energized piece, this really feels like an alternative rock hit.
This is one of the best cuts here. It's a fusion styled number that's very catchy and effective.
Another mellower tune, this is an accessible piece that works well.
Here we get another killer funk tune.
Up In The Morning|
While this acoustic guitar based cut isn't a big change, it's very strong. It's another highlight of the set.
In The Wind|
This isn't a big change, but rather a fusion-like number that works well.
Here's a cover of The Who featuring the cast of "Tommy." This is a bit on the electronic side. It's too theatrical for my tastes, but it's okay. It has a real dance mix kind of thing going.
Jazz and more are featured here. The vocal arrangement is multi-layered and so cool on this one. There is a lot of world music built into this thing.
Here we get another mellower piece. I like the vocal hooks on this. It's a strong tune.
Ring (the groove mix)|
I think I like this version of the song better than the other one. It really does have a great groove.
This is very much an electronic styled groove. It's cool stuff.
A mellower cut, there is a lot of jazz in the mix of this.
I like this version of the opening tune, too. I'm not sure if I like it more than the other version or not, but it is cool.
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