On October 15 Hidden Beach is proud to release “The Original Jill Scott from the vault, Vol. 1”. Listen exclusively to four tracks here:
The Original Jill Scott includes music from a stream of recording sessions that were intentionally held for future releases.
“We’ve always maintained that Jill was one of the most talented artists of her generation,” says Hidden Beach founder Steve McKeever. “Full of future classic Jill Scott recordings, the vault at Hidden Beach confirms and underscores this assertion. Our agreement with Jill to open up the vault and share the treasures inside with her fans is a huge win for music lovers everywhere. This special project and recent studio album effectively end a long Jill Scott drought with a monsoon of artistry at its best.”
Jill worked with Hidden Beach to select and approve all the songs that are on the The Original Jill Scott and the collection is undoubtedly something very special: highlights include the irresistible opening track, “I Don’t Know”, which contains an interpolation of the Stanley Clarke classic ‘Gotta Find My Own Place”, “The Light”, produced by Dre & Vidal, the funky “Love to Love”, the classic soul of “Running Away” and, of course, “Lovely Day”, Jill’s take on Bill Wither’s Grammy-award winner, produced here by DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Here’s the full track-listing: 1. Intro – Love To Love Prelude 0:20 2. I Don’t Know (Gotta Have You) 3:51 3. Wondering Why? (You Don’t Talk To Me) 3:49 4. The Light (Piano Mix) 3:12 5. Wake Up Baby 3:55 6. Lovely Day 4:16 7. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Record Industry 3:39 8. Love To Love 3:37 9. Running Away 5:24 10. I’m Prettier 4:13 11. Comes To Light (Everything) 4:45 12. Holding On 4:54
A deluxe edition will also feature “The Light (Original Mix)” and “And I Heard…(Do You Understand?)” (audio) and a video of “North Side Philly Love”.
Hidden Beach is an American independent record label and entertainment company specializing in Urban Alternative, R&B, Soul, Inspirational and Contemporary Jazz music genres. Hidden Beach was formed in 1998 as the vision of its founder and CEO Steve McKeever and currently holds a distribution deal with Universal Music Distribution Group. In addition to a catalogue that includes Jill Scott, The Unwrapped series, Darius Rucker, Kindred the Family Soul, Dr. Cornel West and BeBe Winans, artists currently signed to Hidden Beach include Mike Phillips, Naturally 7, Glen Scott, and The Tony Rich Project.
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