Genre: Jazz
Label: MPS
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Malia Ripples (Echoes of Dreams) 180g LP (1LP & 1 7" Vinyl)


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180 Gram Audiophile Pressing & Bonus 7" Vinyl Disc!
Pressed at Optimal in Germany!

Maybe you can’t hold on to a dream, but dreams can trigger strong emotional cross-currents. And so it was for singer Malia on her popular, long-lived "Echoes of Dreams". Released in 2004, the songs on that album form the basis for her new recording, "Ripples". It is not a remake in the normal sense; rather, these emotive ebbs and flows are direct links to this British-African artist’s highly emotional acknowledgement of her roots. Accompanied by pianist Alexandre Saada’s sensitive play and his arrangements for the string trio, Malia has radically stripped down her original work, moving from the playful pop-jazz style of her earlier career towards a raw, blues and soul-drenched sound that, more than ever, relies on the strength and passion of her voice. Malia reflects on the motivations behind once again sounding the echoes of her dreams: "Sometimes life gives you a chance to realign. I feel that I often have a better understanding of my lyrics today than when I wrote them. With the experiences I’ve lived through, including the hard times, I’ve had a strong inner desire to re-work the songs." After six stylishly eclectic albums, Malia’s re-worked songs on "Ripples" reveal an artist who lays down new challenges for her listeners.

Especially for vinyl fans, Malia has recorded her own interpretation of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" as a bonus track on a 7" LP, included in the limited vinyl edition of "Ripples (Echoes of Dreams)".

• 180 Gram Audiophile Pressing
• Pressed at Optimal in Germany
• Limited Edition includes cover size signed portrait painted by Malia
• Bonus 7" vinyl disc

Malia, vocals
Mwezi, vocals on "Imagine"
Alexandre Saada, piano
Sylvain Rabi, violin
Marina Capstick, viola
Bruno Ducret, cello

Side A:

1. Unfastened
2. Maddy
3. Little Darling
4. After The Love
5. Echoes Of Dreams
6. Little Bee
7. Little Sparrow
Side B:
1. Mary Mary
2. My Love
3. Unfolding
4. Man In Your Eyes
5. I Miss You

Bonus 7":
Side A: Imagine
Side B: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

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