Lettuce - Elevate Colored Picture Disc Vinyl 2LP
Lettuce Elevate Colored Picture Disc Vinyl 2LP
Recorded at Colorado Sound outside of Denver with legendary engineer Russ Elevado (D'Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu), Elevate shows Lettuce touching on its past while moving full force into the future. The band explores its funk roots in the Tower of Power like punch of "Ready to Live" (the cover of a song by Cold Blood's Lydia Pense), the Prince-like swagger of "Royal Highness" and the OG blues-soul of "Love Is Too Strong," while expanded trip-hop sounds of the space age audio-scapes like "Trapezoid," "Gang 10" and "Purple Cabbage" show the influence of sax player Ryan Zoidis' Korg X-911 synths and Nigel Hall's Rhodes keyboards.
Other album highlights include guitarist Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff's nod to Carlos Santana and Trey Anastasio on the Latin-flavored and playfully named "Shmink Dabby," the spaghetti western meets ‘60s Ethiopian funk by way of the French Ethiopiques compilation albums in the focus track, "Krewe" and the Marcus King cameo vocal on the B.B. King/Al Green gospel blues of "Love Is Too Strong."
Lettuce Elevate Track Listing:
2. Royal Highness
4. Shmink Dabby
5. Everybody Wants to Rule The World
6. Gang Ten
7. Ready to Live
9. Love is Too Strong
10. Purple Cabbage
11. Trapezoid Dub
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