The Easy Star All Stars
New Single - 'She's Leaving Home' out August 10th
Utterly charming - The independent
This summer is going to be a busy one for The Easy Star All-Stars who will be supporting the release of their recent album 'Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band' with a new single, a trip round the festival circuit, the European phase of their Lonely Hearts World Tour that will take in the UK this August, and an extra-special trio of gigs at Glastonbury Festival to be announced soon!
The Easy Star All Star version of The Beatles' 'She's Leaving Home' is a real taste of summer and should be the soundtrack to everyone's beach parties and picnics in the park. Besides being a superb summer song, The Easy Star All-Star's version of the Beatles' 'She's Leaving Home' is a perfect example of the re-imagining this group has perfected over the course of three successful albums. The Beatles' version utilized an ornate and sombre orchestral arrangement to accentuate their look at the generation gap and the bewilderment of parents losing their baby to the big, wide world; by setting the tune to a modified rock steady rhythm and by having a woman sing the lead, the Easy Star All-Stars transform the song into an upbeat and empowering song, a warm sunsplash of reggae pop. The vocals come courtesy of band member Kirsty Rock whose gorgeous voice has previously been heard on both of the band's first two albums ("Great Gig In The Sky" from Dub Side Of The Moon and "Paranoid Android" from Radiodread).