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Monday, 12 May 2014

Down That Road

Shara Nelson was the voice of two defining 90s singles (Massive Attack's Unfinished Sympathy and Safe From Harm. You knew that I'm sure). In 1993 she started a solo career, having fallen out with Massive Attack over royalties or writing credits or something similar. Her debut single was this, Down That Road, a Massive Attack-esque piece of decent soul-dance pop wrapped in a Massive Attack-esque sleeve, although it didn't exactly set the charts alight (number 19). The breakbeat, the sweeping strings, the piano tinkles and the voice all make it a bit nearly-but-not-quite.

Down That Road


Simon said...

I liked the other single from that album, the Saint Etienne one, One Goodbye In Ten. That was pretty cool.

drew said...

One Goodbye In Ten is a tremendous song and this is pretty good as well.

Echorich said...

As much as I love Shara's solo tracks and albums, it's her track with Charles Webster's Presence project - Sense of Danger, which was on their monumental All Systems Gone cd, that captures that same essence of the sound she contributed to with Massive Attack on Blue Lines.
I think, for me, All Systems Gone might be the best House Music cd released.