Weldon Irvine: Deja Vu / I Am / Bananas
Artist: Weldon Irvine
Title: Deja Vu / I Am / Bananas
Label: Dynamite Cuts
Product Type: 7-INCH SINGLE
This has to be the holy grail of Weldon's work, with his unique interstellar musical language. Back in the early 70s, Weldon Irvine was well ahead of his time both with his relatively radical, 'modern' jazz scores, and his overtly humanist lyrics. The almost Alice in Wonderland world of the late great Mr Weldon Johnathan Irvine, is one to get totally submerged in. Mr Irvine was such a calm and gentle person who just oozed music, baring his soul onto vinyl. It is such a great honour to be able to release some of my absolute must-haves, from his Nodlow music label on to 7' for the first time. Weldon IrvineFirst recorded in 1973 and released on Nodlow records, we have taken 3 wonderful tracks from the epic 'Time Capsule' LP - 'Deja vu' this quirky, yet catchy, song has been edited down, from 9 minutes to 3mins 43secs and this is the first time on 7' for this 45 release. Weldon on Keys and vocals; back up with Emerson Cain; Lenny White on Drums; Tony Wiles, percussion; and Alex Blake on bass. Speaking to the family, I found out that Weldon had wanted to release a 7' of this back in the day, but it never happened, so this is for you, Weldon. On the flip is 'I am', A spiritual interlude of words, and a feel that bring Weldon into the room, poetic masterpiece of earthly ideas and musical chords.'Bananas' is a 90s Jazz Club dancer, this again shows Weldon doing his thang. Super funky drums and bass; plus it has that signature Weldon turn around rift.
1.1 Deja vu (special 7'' cut)
1.2 I Am