BATTEAUX by BATTEAUX

SKU102705
ArtistBATTEAUX
TitleBATTEAUX
LabelBE WITH RECORDS
Catalog #BEWITH 027LP
Genre
ReleaseW 11 - 2018
FormatVinyl - UKLP
 € 24,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Tell Her She's Lovely
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/1_tell_her_shes_lovely.mp3
  2. Living's Worth Loving
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/2_livings_worth_loving.mp3
  3. Wake Me In The Morning
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/3_wake_me_in_the_morning.mp3
  4. Mirror
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/4_mirror.mp3
  5. Joe Arnold
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/5_joe_arnold.mp3
  6. "Dig Up The Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/6_quotdig_up_the_love.mp3
  7. Katy
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/7_katy.mp3
  8. Lady Of The Lake
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/8_lady_of_the_lake.mp3
  9. treat Me Right Treat Me Wrong
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/9_treat_me_right_treat_me_wrong.mp3
  10. High Tide
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/10_high_tide.mp3
  11. Wishing My Father
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/11_wishing_my_father.mp3
  12. Maybe I'll Run Away
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/102705_batteaux/12_maybe_ill_run_away.mp3

Description

A notoriously folk-funk-soul classic, long treasured by the Balearic fraternity, the self-titled LP from the brothers Batteau - now reissued!

Like a forgotten piece of baroque folk caught in 1973, Batteaux's eponymous album somehow sounds magically timeless. A full 45 years after the fact, it remains a mystery as to why they weren't better known. The lush production and virtuoso playing conforms with the ruling aesthetic of the time - well-crafted, melodic songs performed with precision and balance - whilst the shimmering AOR atmosphere and sun-dappled vocal washes align neatly with the best Crosby, Stills & Nash records.

Throughout, the beautifully penned tracks hold traces of Jimmie Spheeris, America and Seals & Crofts. The immaculately orchestrated percussion and additional instrumentation (electric piano and fiddle to name a few) are performed by perennially celebrated West-Coast cats including Tom Scott, John Guerin and Andy Newmark.

It's no surprise that the heavenly "High Tide" is such a Balearic touchstone. A free soul aqua-space groover, its sophisticated rhythms predict the swing of CSN's canonical "Dark Star" by a full four years. An alternative measure of its enduring magnificence can be gauged by MF Doom sampling Paul Horn's wonderful version, subsequently used by Ghostface Killah.

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