Aug 23, 2013

The Brighton Beat - Live @ the Bean Runner (for free)

  Recorded live at The Beanrunner Cafe in Peekskill, NY;  The Brighton Beat's first live album is now available for digital download, with hard copies available at all live events.  It features some re-imagined Brighton Beat classics, and a cover of Fela Kuti's "Dog Eat Dog."  The amazing artwork was hand painted by local Peekskill artist Andrew Barthelmes


 "Afro-beat big band The Brighton Beat can sound really quiet considering the number of people on stage. The five mellow tracks on Live At The Bean Runner, recorded in Peekskill, NY, are allowed to develop organically. Kicking off with a cover of Fela Kuti's Dog Eat Dog they slip into Giraffe, one of the stand-out tracks from The Brighton Beat LP, throwing quite a few hat tips to the Supertramp classic Bloody Well Right.  

Live At The Bean Runner is a mellow album as a whole, flowing gently but picking up speed every now and then when it looks that they have painted themselves into a corner. Jazz comes to the rescue in Loose Cannon and they end the album on a high note with great percussion and keyboards interplay, a loud guitar solo and a good ol' sax battle during Big Top.


Dog Eat Dog 12:21

Giraffe 12:16

Loose Cannon 12:28

Indian Summer 15:50

Big Top 12:17 

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