Vicennial: 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band (2LP)

The Hot 8 Brass Band

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Jazz, Big Band
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October 30, 2015

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New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band toast their 20th Anniversary in typical roof-raising style, with a series of releases and live dates to celebrate this significant and incredibly hard-won milestone. At the centre is 'Vicennial ? 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band', a special album mixing brand new tracks with newly recorded classic Hot 8 material, this jubilant LP finds the band on the form of their lives.

Across three albums - 2007's 'Rock With The Hot 8', 2012's Grammy-nominated 'The Life & Times Of...' and 2013's 'Tombstone' - with a host of standout singles, including their iconic version of "Sexual Healing" alongside several other covers and equally impressive originals, Hot 8 Brass Band have told the story of their lives and their city like only they can.

One of the great New Orleans acts, Hot 8 have pushed on through a barely imaginable series of trials. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the separate deaths of four of their band members, and the horror of trumpeter Terrell "Burger" Batiste losing his legs in a car crash, conspired to test these men almost to breaking point. They honour their fallen friends and help to work towards the future of their community by putting their energies into positive projects at home as well as touring as much as they can. They march together and they play their music - a rambunctious yet elegant and super-tight mix of jazz, funk and hip hop - not merely as though, but because their lives depend on it.

The recording sessions for "Vicennial..." saw Hot 8 Brass Band welcoming former members back into the studio, as well as featuring performances from family members of their fallen bandmates (from siblings through to grandparents), giving even more meaning and poignancy to each track, whether new or a revision of one of their classics. Across the album, the vibrant new recordings capture the spirit of a community and make a strong statement of the band's longevity, vitality and constant progress.

"Incendiary" - THE OBSERVER
"Irresistible" - MOJO
"Undiluted nourishment for the soul" - THE BIG ISSUE
"One of 2012's finest albums" - SONGLINES
"Peerless" - METRO
"Those guys have definitely got the horns" - LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)

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Key Value
Catalogue number TRULP318
Barcode 5060205156389
Number of items 2
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 382g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 298mm x 5mm x 298mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. What’s My Name? (Rock With The Hot 8) (20th Anniversary Version) -
2. Sexual Healing (20th Anniversary Version) -
3. Get Up (20th Anniversary Version) -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Royal Garden Blues -
2. Papa Was A Rolling Stone -
3. Rasta Funk (20th Anniversary Version) -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Take It To The House (20th Anniversary Version) -
2. It's Real (20th Anniversary Version) -

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Just My Imagination -
2. We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City -
3. New Orleans, After the City (20th Anniversary Version) -