4 Hero - Play with the ChangesRaw Canvas Records
Dego and Marc return after six years with another sure to be classic and sought after album. From the moment I pressed play I knew this was another album I will treasure for years to come. Proceedings kick off with the Rotary Connection style "Morning Child" with beautiful vocals from Carina Andersson, who sounds amazingly similar to Minnie Ripperton and, of course, featured on the cover of "Les Fleur". The guests are, of course, top notch but I bet people were queueing up to work with the duo. They include Jody Watley, Talita Long, Larry Mizell, Face, Phonte, Bembe Segue & Kaidi Taitham to pick a few at random and all sound wonderful with the strings, drums and beautiful arrangements. Also watch out for the cover of "Superwomen" featuring Terry D: it's up there with the best of their previous re-works. A little late for album of 2006 but it'll be certainly up there in 2007, mark my words.
Simon Harrison, 12/06