Thursday, 2 July 2020

BLUEY · TINTED SKY


Shanachie / P-Vine Records Japan
June 26 2020 / June 17 2020

Bluey (también conocido como Jean-Paul Maunick) es un guitarrista británico, director de orquesta, compositor y productor discográfico. Ha dirigido la banda británica de acid jazz, Incognito desde su formación en 1979. Con Incognito, ha lanzado dieciséis álbumes de estudio, así como una serie de álbumes en vivo, álbumes de remezclas y álbumes recopilatorios. Sus créditos en la producción 
discográfica incluyen artistas como George Benson, Mario Biondi, Phillip Bailey, Maxi Priest, Maysa y Terry Callier. También ha colaborado con Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Paul Weller, Anastacia, Lulu, George Duke, Carleen Anderson, Omar, Leon Ware, Al McKay, Hamish Stuart y Chaka Khan. Bluey también ha remezclado canciones para varios artistas, incluidos Electribe 101, D'Angelo, R. Kelly y The Brand New Heavies.

El músico nacido en Mauritania y se crió en el Reino Unido lanza Tinted Sky, una sincera colección de composiciones de canciones originales en colaboración con Richard Bull (Incognito, Basia, Acoustic Alchemy, Maysa). Para aquellos que están acostumbrados a experimentar a Bluey en un entorno de mega-banda, es una delicia escuchar esta colección más íntima.

Ahora en su cuarta década de producir sin esfuerzo éxitos alucinantes y éxitos, el ritmo continúa con Tinted Sky.

A medida que el músico camaleónico nos deja entrar en el corazón de Tinted Sky, es fácil escuchar sus influencias de gran alcance desde Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis y Boz Scaggs, hasta Marvin Gaye y Hall y Oates, entre otros. Tinted Sky se abre con el groove estable y el ultra suave "You Are The One".

El primer sencillo de Tinted Sky es el hipnótico "Back Here Again", un escaparate sublime de la sabrosa magia de guitarra de Bluey y su flujo implacable. El amor está en plena floración con un amor que es real y verdadero en "From the Break of Dawn". Tinted Sky también presenta el ganador "Had To Make You Mine". Bluey te atrae con su voz seductora, y las líneas de bajo gravemente funkified de Richard Bull llaman tu atención mientras trabaja horas extras. "Make It Last Forever" te hará desear un amor eterno a pesar de las pruebas y tribulaciones, mientras que "Nobody Knows" cubre su apuesta sobre las posibilidades y la incertidumbre de hacia dónde puede llevar un amor. No es difícil dejarse llevar por el frenesí amoroso de "Crazy‘ Bout You "y el fuerte y cercano" Floating World "del álbum nos lleva a otro plano.

Un momento conmovedor en Tinted Sky, que seguramente lo detendrá en su camino es el inquietante y provocador "Unaware" que se enfrenta al aumento de la violencia sin sentido y los crímenes con arma blanca que han estado dominando Londres en los últimos tiempos.

Shanachie Entertainment




Bluey (AKA Jean-Paul Maunick) is a British guitarist, bandleader, composer and record producer. He has led the British acid jazz band Incognito since it's formation in 1979. With Incognito, he has released sixteen studio albums as well as a number of live albums, remix albums and compilation albums. PHis record production credits include artists such as George Benson, Mario Biondi, Phillip Bailey, Maxi Priest, Maysa and Terry Callier; he has also collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Paul Weller, Anastasia, Lulu, George Duke, Carleen Anderson, Omar, Leon Ware, Al McKay, Hamish Stuart and Chaka Khan. Bluey has also remixed songs for several artists including Electribe 101, D'Angelo, R. Kelly and The Brand New Heavies.

The Mauritian born musician who was raised in the UK release Tinted Sky, his heartfelt collection of original songs compositions in collaboration with Richard Bull (Incognito, Basia, Acoustic Alchemy, Maysa). For those who are used to experiencing Bluey in a mega-band setting, it is a delight to hear this more intimate collection.

Now in his fourth decade of effortlessly churning out mind-blowing and chart-topping hits, the beat goes on with Tinted Sky.

As the chameleonic musician lets us into his heart on Tinted Sky, it is easy to hear his wide-ranging influences from Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis and Boz Scaggs, to Marvin Gaye and Hall and Oates, among others. Tinted Sky opens with the rock-steady groove and ultra smooth “You Are The One.”
Tinted Sky’s first single is the hypnotic “Back Here Again,” a sublime showcase for Bluey’s tasty guitar wizardry and unrelenting flow. Love is in full bloom with a love that is real and true on “From the Break of Dawn.”

Tinted Sky also features the winning “Had To Make You Mine.” Bluey lures you in with his seductive vocals and Richard Bull’s seriously funkified bass lines command your attention as he works overtime. The trippy “Make It Last Forever” will have you longing for an everlasting love despite the trials and tribulations, while “Nobody Knows” hedges its bet on the possibilities and uncertainty of where a love can lead. It isn’t hard to get swept up in the love frenzy of “Crazy ‘Bout You” and the album’s heavy hitting closer “Floating World” takes us to another plane.

A poignant moment on Tinted Sky that is bound to stop you in your tracks is the haunting and thought-provoking “Unaware” which takes on the rise of senseless violence and knife crimes that have been gripping London in recent times.

Shanachie Entertainment

Bluey: lead guitar, keyboards and vocals.
Richard Bull: Guitar, keyboards and all other instruments, programming, recording, mixing and mastering.
Rhodes Solo on “Back Here Again” by James (Yakul) Berkeley


  1. You Are the One
  2. . Don't Ask Me Why
  3. Back Here Again
  4. From the Break of Dawn
  5. Had to Make You Mine
  6. Make it Lost Forever
  7. Nobody Knows
  8. Unaware
  9. Crazy 'Bout You
  10. Tinted Sky
  11. Floating Worlds
  12. A Kiss on The Wind*
*Bonus Track for Japan


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