by The Brand New HeaviesThe Brand New Heavies


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By the time the Brand New Heavies released Shelter in 1997, urban R&B was shifting toward the more organic grooves that they helped pioneer in the early '90s. Although the Heavies were into acid jazz as well, they smoothed over many of the experimental elements of their music in the mid-'90s, leaving behind a seductive, earthy, and jazzy variation of urban soul. That provided the foundation for Shelter, their first album featuring Siedah Garrett as lead singer. Garrett's smooth voice helps push the band toward more conventional territory, yet their songwriting is stronger than most of the contemporaries, and their sound is funkier and more convincing. While there are no standout singles on Shelter, it's a uniformly engaging listen, illustrating that the Brand New Heavies are one of the great underrated urban R&B bands of the '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2001
Label: Delicious Vinyl
UPC: 0081227676827
catalogNumber: 76768
Rank: 68759


  1. I Like It
  2. Sometimes
  3. Shelter
  4. Crying Water
  5. Day by Day
  6. Feels Like Right
  7. Highest High
  8. You Are the Universe
  9. Stay Gone
  10. Once Is Twice Enough
  11. You Can Do It
  12. After Forever
  13. Last to Know

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brand New Heavies   Primary Artist
Siedah Garrett   Vocals,Background Vocals,Noise
Simon Bartholomew   Guitar,Background Vocals,Noise
Mike Brittain   Bass
Beverly Brown   Background Vocals
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Paul Kegg   Celli
Jan Kincaid   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Noise
Noel Langley   Trumpet
Chris Laurence   Bass
Andrew Levy   Bass,Percussion,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Noise
David Nolan   Violin
Dennis Rollins   Trombone
Jeff Scantlebury   Percussion,Conga
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Henry Binns   Background Vocals,Noise
Peter Lale   Viola
Tony Pleeth   Celli
Fatlip   Rap
Isabelle Dunn   Strings
Antonia Paget   Strings
Shilts   Saxophone
Richard Wayler   Background Vocals
Michael Smith   Saxophone
James McLeod   Violin
Yoyo   Background Vocals,Noise

Technical Credits

Siedah Garrett   Arranger,Producer
Simon Bartholomew   Arranger,Producer
Jan Kincaid   Arranger,Producer
Andrew Levy   Arranger,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements

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