Texas 25 [Deluxe]

Texas 25 [Deluxe]

by TexasTexas

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From a certain angle, Texas could be seen as proto-Amy Winehouse. In 1997, a full seven years before Winehouse's debut Frank, Texas reinvented themselves as a blue-eyed soul group via their fourth album, White on Blonde. Buoyed by the hits "Say What You Want" and "Black Eyed Boy" -- the former sultry, the latter bouncing along like Motown -- the album was a smash throughout Europe, arguably opening the door for Winehouse and later Adele to walk through, but Texas never saw the same level of prominence, particularly in the U.S. Maybe that's why they've decided to celebrate their quarter-century anniversary by reworking a substantial chunk of their catalog with the Truth & Soul collective, who supported both Amy and Adele on various recordings. Texas 25 has eight of those reworked hits, every one now emphasizing the group's retro-soul leanings, plus four brand-new songs that suit this style. Occasionally, the group sounds a little bit older and wiser -- vocalist Sharleen Spiteri is slightly huskier than she was when the songs were first essayed -- which is an attitude that fits nicely with the stylish groove of Truth & Soul. It's a subtle difference -- there's not a world of difference between the original and remake of "Say What You Want" -- but it's enough to make Texas 25 seem like a celebration, and one that long-term fans will likely enjoy. [Texas 25 was also released as a deluxe, two-CD, 27-track set.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/2015
Label: Pias America
UPC: 5051083086707
catalogNumber: 385
Rank: 70701

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Texas   Primary Artist
Sharleen Spiteri   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Craig Armstrong   Keyboards
Dallas Austin   Keyboards
Michael Bannister   Keyboards
Eddie Campbell   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Terry Disley   Keyboards
Richard Hynd   Drums
Debra Killings   Background Vocals
Johnny McElhone   Bass,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Ally McErlaine   Guitar
Rick Nowels   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Stuart Kerr   Drums,Background Vocals
Ross McFarlane   Percussion
Ray Mason   Trombone
Alecia Chakour   Background Vocals
Alex Silva   Keyboards
Lenesha Randolph   Background Vocals
Barrie Cadogan   Guitar
Mike Buckley   Baritone Saxophone
Homer Steinweiss   Drums
Tony Mcgovern   Guitar
Leon Michels   Guitar,Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone
Thomas Brenneck   Guitar
Dave Guy   Trumpet
Luke O'Malley   Guitar
Kenny MacDonald   Drums
Vincent John   Guitar,Keyboards
Nick Movshen   Bass,Drums
Johnny McErlaine   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Texas   Producer
Sharleen Spiteri   Composer,Programming
Gregg Alexander   Composer,Producer
Dallas Austin   Composer,Producer
Michael Bannister   Engineer
Eddie Campbell   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Terry Disley   Programming
Richard Hynd   Composer,Programming
Johnny McElhone   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Tim Palmer   Producer
RZA   Programming,Producer
Dave Stewart   Composer,Producer
Simon Vinestock   Engineer
Mike Hedges   Producer
Ian Dench   Composer
Robert Diggs   Composer
Ash Howes   Engineer
Boilerhouse Boys   Additional Production
Alex Silva   Programming
Amanda Ghost   Composer
Johnny Mac   Producer,Remixing,Additional Footage,Additional Production
Clifford Smith   Composer
Jeffrey Scott   Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Leon Michels   Producer,Additional Production
Karen Overton   Composer
Fred West   Engineer
Paul Taylor   Programming
Jack McElhone   Composer
Robert Hodges   Composer

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