AS YOU SEE ME NOW

Jools has announced a collaborative album with Latin musician José Feliciano.

As You See Me Now   As You See Me Now was released on Friday 17th November through East West Records, and a track can be heard on radio at the moment: As You See Me Now, which is also available as an iTunes Instant Grat (if you buy the single now as a download, your purchase goes towards the album, should you wish to buy it on release). As You See Me Now is also available on streaming services.

The single Let's Find Each Other Tonight was released on Friday 13th October, and is also available as an Instant Grat in iTunes.

The 14-track album includes iconic covers from a wide range of artists such as Stevie Wonder's Treat Myself, Lead Belly's Midnight Special and the timeless soul classic, Percy Mayfield's Hit The Road Jack. The album also includes international hits from José Feliciano including the single Let's Find Each Other Tonight and One More Drink. Many of the tracks on the album feature Jools' renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. José's festive favourite Feliz Navidad is given a completely new ska makeover.

A highlight of the album is the title track, As You See Me Now, which was written by Jools himself and sung by José. Jools says: "It comes to life and it sounds like it's his. I think that's the great thing about performing: you are trying to illuminate the song. Whether it's one of our songs or whether it's somebody else's song, you are just trying to make it come to life".

Another highlight of As You See Me Now is the Django Reinhardt-influenced Honeysuckle Rose. Jools says it took, "one take, that was it. It teared through like hot club jazz from the 1930s. I'd never heard José playing like that and the band loved it".

Also featured is a duet with Rita Wilson called You're So Cold that she co-wrote with Jools while they were in the Antarctic last year.

As well as their signature vocals, Jools' boogie-woogie piano style mixed with José's inimitable Latin guitar playing provides a truly engaging listen.

You can buy the album by clicking here. The Instant Grat Let's Find Each Other Tonight is now available on all download and streaming services.

Tracks
1.   As You See Me Now
2.   Treat Myself
3.   Just To Be Home With You
4.   Honeysuckle Rose
5.   One More Drink
6.   Midnight Special
7.   Hit The Road Jack (featuring Ruby Turner)
8.   In My Life
9.   Let's Find Each Other Tonight
10.   You're So Cold (featuring Rita Wilson)
11.   Baby Can I Hold You
12.   Believe Me When I Tell You
13.   Feliz Navidad
14.   Happy New Year
 
 
 
 
 
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