Rhythm of the Raindrops

Rhythm of the Raindrops

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£7.80

Description

Listening to Arthur Vaughan – Richards music always makes you happy, even the sadder songs. Some of his lyrics are about love and relationships but at the same time he takes a political stance on others. His music travels between Reggae and African Rhythms through western styles and ballads all held together by his beautiful, simple songwriting and his distinctive voice and guitar playing. The album contains both studio, electronic production and band recordings.
This album features his solo work and also his bands Orishirishi and Island Monkey and The Palm Grove Band. Arthur was a prolific songwriter and we could only include some of his work on this collection. However we have tried to capture the breadth of his talent and provide a lasting memory of this wonderful and uniquely gifted singer, songwriter and musician.

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Tracks:

Let in Some Change
  1. 1. Let in Some Change
  2. 2. Rhythm of the Raindrops
  3. 3. Already loving you
  4. 4. What about me?
  5. 5. Breaking Out of Love
  6. 6. Airport
  7. 7. Impossible Love
  8. 8. On Top of that
  9. 9. Wholesome Love
  10. 10. Lens of Love
  11. 11. Phillip
  12. 12. Quite the opposite

 

 

1 review for Rhythm of the Raindrops

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Robert

    ARTHUR VAUGHAN-RICHARDS
    ****
    Rhythm Of The Raindrops
    (Rush) http://www.rushmusic.co.uk
    Prior to uprooting to Mallorca at the turn of the century and his later formation of Island Monkey, Arthur – who suffered an early death last May – had been very much part of the Brighton scene via his energetic fronting of various outfits, most notably Orishirishi. Through the console skills of longtime associate (and University of Sussex professor) Robbie Shilliam and veteran producer Rob Boughton, the first of possibly two CD memorials to him showcases fourteen self-compositions forged both as a solo entertainer and with his groups. While the vaguely Dylanesque opening salvo, ‘Let In Some Change’, suggests otherwise, most of the remaining content wavers and springs between designs originated in Africa and the West Indies. Dealing with both political and personal relationships, the songs per se have a tendency to seem gratuitously wordy upon first acquaintance, and he hammers certain hook-lines slightly too hard – as instanced by subdued ‘Impossible Love’ and – though screaming out to be a spin-off single – ‘Airport’. Nevertheless, a half-hidden quirkiness and, more obviously, an all-pervading vibrancy rides roughshod over arguable faults, and you’re left pondering what might have followed had fate not extinguished such a unique talent.
    Alan Clayson

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