Tony Christie - Now's the Time
07 January 11
Posted at 12:41
Tony Christie's new album is released today.
'Now's the Time'; released on Acid Jazz Record label. All of the photos taken for the album where taken by Dean in various Soho haunts.
Tony has spent time rediscovering the soul side of his early career, and has encompassed this into the recording of an incredible album, which was produced by friend, fan and one time collaborator, Richard Barrett from The All Seeing Eye.
The album brings together the sound of Northern Soul, British Beat and filmic soundtracks. Tracks like ‘Get Christie’ (a re-work of the iconic theme from Get Carter) features a collaboration with fellow ‘Dee-Dar’, Jarvis Cocker, other collaborations on the album come from Roisin Murphy amongst others.
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It's a great album! Don't take our word for it though... here's what The Guardian had to say about it:
"Tony Christie considers this album to be "the real me"... ...Now's the Time! returns the 67-year-old crooner to his comfort zone of brassy lounge-pop and film soundtracks, and he sounds pleased to be there. And why not? His tenor, which forever hovers at the edge of quivering melodrama, was made for high-quality MOR like this. The best of a uniformly good bunch is 7 Hills, a deliciously sleazy country duet with Róisín Murphy, but also worth hearing are the jazzy Too Much of the Sun, which casts him as an old roué melancholically looking back at his life, and Get Christie, a spoof of the Get Carter theme with lyrics by Jarvis Cocker ("If a job needs doing and needs doing right, who ya gonna trust? Get Christie!")."- Caroline Sullivan
**** Tony Christie's 'Now's the Time' was given a 4/5 review ****