P. P. ARNOLD ‘The New Adventures of P. P. Arnold’ – CD


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Soul singer P. P. Arnold has released her first solo album in over 50 years – and cemented herself as a rightful soul vocal legend. Produced by Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Cradock, it’s an album that could very well be the crowning jewel in P.P. Arnold’s lifetime of musical accomplishments.

Clocking in at over an hour long, The New Adventures of …P.P. Arnold seems more like a collection of two or even three separate records mashed together – a sprawling, kaleidoscopic collection of songs (in the best possible way!). The production has retained the 60s sound of beautifully imperfect, live, warm analog. It’s original, refreshed and absolutely stunning, with a touch of Walker Brothers arrangements – orchestral arrangements and Motown references. Arnold’s is a gorgeous, authentic, spine-tingling voice, breathing unforgettable moments throughout.

This album is an absolute must for admirers of soul’s elite powerhouse divas such as Martha Reeves, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. P. P. Arnold is another example of the good getting their just desserts: on this occasion, a big fat slice of perfect pop cake awaits this queen of soul.