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lee fields & the expressions

Special Night (2021 reissue)

Big Crown Records



limited black lp

Released: 24th Sep 2021

£21.99


There are a few terms that get thrown around loosely, two of which are legend and retro-soul.

One of these fits Lee Fields hand and glove, one of these doesn’t fit at all. Very few people in music have both earned the status of legendary and continue to solidify it. 50 years in the game and only getting better, gaining more fans, and evolving his sound on each album, Lee is in fact a Living Legend. This brings us to the misuse of the term "retro-soul" when talking about Mr. Fields. You don’t have to look far to find a younger generation emulating the essence and styles of an era the’ve only experienced through music and movies. It seems unfair to tag Lee with a term that implies imitation when he is part of the generation that actually defined the genre. Plain and simple, this is not that. "Special Night" is a masterclass in soul music past and present. Whether tackling a tune about love lost, found, or broader topics like the state of humanity, Lee has a very unique and honest perspective that is on display with each unforgettable performance. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it.

Special Night (2021 reissue)

Tracklist

  1. Special Night
  2. I’m Coming Home
  3. Work To Do
  4. Never Be Another You
  5. Lover Man
  6. Make The World
  7. Let Him In
  8. How I Like It
  9. Where Is The Love?
  10. Precious Love