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Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night 2LP (180g)


Maxwell has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades now, releasing four studio albums, all in his own time - all duly anointed as classics. Now, the Brooklyn-born soul legend returns with his fifth album, blackSUMMERS'night, the long-awaited second installment of his trailblazing trilogy, a powerful reminder that great music really is about more than moving the twitter needle.

With sonic aspirations and priorities intact, and gathering many of the contributors on board for his previous albums, Maxwell says the ‘operative' driving theme on the new album is ‘summer.' The first single, the stunning "Lake By The Ocean" kick-crosses diced-up drum grooves to the singer's undulating sensuality. His legendary vocal nuances are even richer now, commanding our attention with less on blackSUMMERS'night, seductively shifting intonation and meaning as he reaches for more than just a reprise on the sequel; a master fully in charge of his instrument.

1. All the Ways Love Can Feel
2. The Fall
3. III
4. Lake By the Ocean

1. Fingers Crossed
2. Hostage
3. 1990x
4. Gods
5. Lost
6. Of All Kind
7. Listen Hear
8. Night


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