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June 22, 2015

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Barcode: 0805520031257

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Packaging type:Jewel Case

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Weight: 118g

Dimensions (LxWxH): 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Back To Basics

'Back To Basics' does exactly what it says on the tin. It is unashamedly stripped back. The snappy lyrics are refreshingly audible and the instrumentation is clean, subtle and accomplished.

'Back To Basics' wears its influences on its sleeve - Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, JJ Cale - and there's more than a passing nod to Bill's own English background. It is that rare thing, a meld of styles and genres that actually work together - uplifting in a jaunty, dancey way and pensive in a bluesy, narrative way.

As might be expected from one of the world's best known bass players Back To Basics drives along with a rhythmic muscularity, and then slows the pace for more autobiographical lyric and melody. It is an album that warrants repeated play. It is also an album that's long overdue.

Bill Wyman's last solo UK album, 'Bill Wyman', was released in 1982. 'Back To Basics' comprises only his fourth ever UK solo release. But Bill has not been idle of course. 31 years in the Rolling Stones, author of seven learned books, globally exhibited photographer, metal detecting expert with his own brand of metal detector, producer, composer for film and TV and founder of the very successful 'Rhythm Kings', who still release CD's and tour regularly - he has had a pretty full calendar. It was only when archiving old demos last year he realised he had around 60 songs he'd never released.

He chose three songs that needed reworking and did just that. He put them together with a bunch of brand new songs and went into his studio to record them. The CD comprises 12 tracks in total, eight of which are brand new songs. Musicians joining Bill in the studio include long time collaborator/guitarist Terry Taylor, Guy Fletcher (Mark Knopfler), Graham Broad and Robbie McIntosh, while co-production credit goes to Andy Wright (Jeff Beck, Eurythmics, Simply Red).

On Bill Wyman's 'Back To Basics' you get music that's the real deal...and you're all the better for it.

Full track listing

Back To Basics

  • What & How & If & When & Why
  • I Lost My Ring
  • Love, Love, Love
  • Stuff (Can't Get Enough) (Back To Basics Version 2015)
  • Running Back To You
  • She's Wonderful
  • Seventeen (Back To Basics Version 2015)
  • I'll Pull You Through (Back To Basics Version 2015)
  • November
  • Just A Friend Of Mine
  • It's A Lovely Day
  • I Got Time
  • 5 Comments

    1. I have tried to order Back to Basics here, but some how it is not possible for me. I have also tried to order the Book Stone Alone, with te same result. I have tried to order the things in shops here in Den- mark, but nobody can help me. What shall I do, can anybody help me?

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      • This is a little late but if you still have not found what you are looking for, then I could try to source for you. Have you tried Amazon UK?

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    2. well, jan rosendahl in denmark, i’m writing from new zealand to tell you that they probably made this thing called AMAZON for people like you — try finding them on the internet.

      incidentally, BACK TO BASICS is a nice record. i would compare it to the stones’ AFTERMATH, which was a pleasant record, and it was often said that brian jones served as the “colourist” for it. bill’s BTB seems to suggest to me that he’s a pretty cool colourist himself.

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    3. OH BILL IF YOU ALLOW ME : FIRST A MEMORY OF YOUR GREAT CONCERT AT “LE BATACLAN” IN PARIS MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 1998, BEST WISHES FOR YOU, AND MANY THOUGHTS FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS MURDERED THERE FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2015

      AN OLD FAN OF BILL WYMAN
      pascal peckels

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    4. Wonderful LP. My first Wyman LP was Stone Alone, a Xmas present many years ago now. Thanks Bill.

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