NBN ARCHIVES | New Flava *Vol 1*

NBN ARCHIVES

new flava *vol 1*


Label: NBN Archives
Cat No: NBNANFV1

Status: PRESALE

12" compilation double r&b soul


TRACKLIST

A1. TYRONE HENRY | Time For You And Me
A2. MARISSA ANGLIN & CHARLENE REID | I Just Wanna Thank You
A3. JOHN GIBBONS | Turn It Inside Out
B1. JANINE CROSS | That's What I Believe
B2. RAYMOND DYER | Come Inside And Look
B3. SAMANTHA EDWARDS | My Reason For Life
C1. JASMINE KIRBY | Heaven Is In My Home
C2. TYRONE HENRY | Curious
C3. CHARLENE REID | Spirit In My Life
D1. JOHN GIBBONS & MARISSA ANGLIN | Are You In The Light
D2. STELLA | Love So Unconditional
D3. TYRONE HENRY | Do You Really Know
D4. GILLIAN NEWBHARD | Lord We Honour Your Name

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RELEASE NOTES

New Flava Volume 1 is an audacious project birthed in Austin Aggrey-Odoom's brain in the Spring of 1995. Austin, being a devoted Christian as well as a massive music fan, was a regular at different churches across the London Area during the mid-90's. He then connected with many young aspiring Gospel/Soul/R&B singers and had the idea to produce a Gospel album that could appeal to a younger crowd, mixing US R&B influences, to create a new kind of Christian R&B that could have radio potential, while showcasing U.K.'s underground Soul talents from the Gospel community. His love of God and passion for music would finally merge into this hybrid compilation project called New Flava Volume 1.

With the help of producer Paul Cumberbatch, they recorded a selection of the finest voices that Austin could find amongst the Gospel circuit. Inspired by popular US R&B/Hip-Hop artists of that time, they aimed to recreate a heavy and well-polished sound that would resonate with the fans of Mary J. Blige, Joe and SWV amongst others. The result is quite mind-blowing, Cumberbatch's top-notch productions make a strong foundation to let the artists shine throughout the compilation, such as Tyrone Henry on the instant-classic 'Time For You And Me' or the label-favorite 'Heaven Is In My Home' by Jasmine Kirby. The U.K. has always been a great hunting ground for Soul talents, and this compilation is yet another example of it. Now for the first time on 2LP, New Flava Volume One is a must-have for any 90's R&B collectors!