London's prodigal son returns
with what most think is his best work yet with Best
by Far, a tribute to
the man's vast musical genius as an artist, songwriter, producer and
performer. You get the
distinct impression that this set shows a passionate drive in what
he wants his music to bring to the world and bring it he does.
First up is 'I
guess ' a bouncy, in
fashion dance number that bares a slight resemblance to 'Music
we have 'Something
real ' and 'Essential
' that follows suit
in the same tempo. Next we have the brilliant remake of William
thankful for what you've got '
featuring the lovely vocals of Miss Erykah
Badu - one word
description: Excellent. The title track 'Best
by Far ' gives you a
jazzy vibe feel with an almost 2 minute long intro - just
The track that I think is the sleeper of the lot is 'Come
on ' featuring Kele
La Roc - a great record
with great production and Kele's
pipes on it to me it's a
no brainer - definitely radio friendly.
Other notables include Goodness,
and Tell me.
The title suggests that it's his best work yet which might be true
in this case but here's hoping that it's not 'cos Omar's body of
work is the BEST BY FAR.