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The Foreign Exchange - Tales from the Land of Milk & Honey

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Release Date:01/15/2016;Notes:Only two months after Nicolay issued his collaborative CityLights, Vol. 3: Soweto, the producer and instrumentalist, al...Click To Read More About This Product

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Release Date:01/15/2016;Notes:Only two months after Nicolay issued his collaborative CityLights, Vol. 3: Soweto, the producer and instrumentalist, along with singing, songwriting, and arranging partner Phonte, returned with the most varied Foreign Exchange album. It's also the one that most emphasizes the duo's extended family of collaborators. The cover of this, their fifth proper full-length, displays Carmen Rodgers and Tamisha Waden - two of their co-lead and background vocalists - as well as Lorenzo "Zo!" Ferguson. The FE nucleus and Zo! Go way back and take it to another level here, with Zo! - similar to Nicolay, a studio wiz who typically works in isolation - a co-songwriter and co-producer of every song. Perhaps proximity and a history as performing partners partly explain why so much of this sounds like a party, as free and easy as the group's shows. FE previously went house with "So What If It Is," a deep and cleansing track, but when they return to the form here, it's with the humorous and rhythmically tougher early-'90s throwback "Asking for a Friend," where Phonte affects a distinguished Englishman accent akin to that of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Geoffrey Butler. On first listen, the song sounds merely like an amusing novelty until the stellar Waden-led chorus enters and takes it somewhere else. (No R&B group before them has maintained such a strong balance between female and male voices.) A different stunt is pulled with "Work It to the Top," bumping boogie that touches on 1979-1981 Slave - just a little bit - down to Phonte's spirited Steve Arrington mannerisms. Beyond those two songs and the pair of delighted Brazilian fusion-styled title tracks that begin and end the album, what remains largely refines the sweet and blissful grooves of Love in Flying Colors. That's not a bad thing, not when the writing is as sharp, with rich harmonies laced through rhythms that bound and wind with unforced finesse and warmth. Even with a disarming ballad on each side, Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey is one of the most fun R&B albums in some time.;Track List:1. Milk and Honey Feat. Shana Tucker;2. Work It to the Top;3. Truce Feat. Tamisha Waden;4. Disappear Feat. Carlitta Durand;5. Sevenths and Ninths;6. Asking for a Friend;7. Body;8. As Fast As You Can Feat. Carmen Rodgers;9. Face in the Reflection;10. Until the Dawn (Milk and Honey Pt. 2);Special Attributes:COLORED VINYL


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