Late Night Tales Presents Music For Pleasure on 2LP
2012 Series Release Compiled by Groove Armada's Tom Findlay
Taking a side step out of the usual Late Night Tales timeline, in 2012 Groove Armada's Tom Findlay presented a special Music For Pleasure selection of some of the finest soulful pop music of the '70s and early-80s. Press play and suddenly life somehow feels so much better. The sun is shining because it always does round here. In your mind, you are roller-skating down Venice Beach, the breeze gently kissing your blonde hair. You live in an apartment up in Laurel Canyon. Life has never been better.
Although California plays an obvious role, it's not just the Pacific Coast representing here. There are also some Scots, a Yorkshireman, some Brummies; but as the saying goes "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." This legend has been compiled with some love by Findlay. As part of Groove Armada, he's had Grammy-nominated singles ("Superstylin"), and started the Lovebox festival in London. With Tim Hutton he's one half of SugarDaddy who are responsible for the rather tasty cover of Ace's "How Long" here. Also present and correct are Steve Miller Band with "Fly Like An Eagle," "Work To Do" by Average White Band, Michael McDonald weighs in with "I Keep Forgettin'," while there's room for a special Balearic edit of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love."
The summer's coming and Music For Pleasure has merely accelerated its arrival. Let your hair down. Slip on your blue jeans and cowboy shirt. Make yourself at home by the pool. Shake up a cocktail and stick this on the sound system. Lay back and think of Laurel Canyon.