Upon the massive ovation given globally to the first album Lola’s World Classics where excellent covers of popular hits are brought together in one album by DJ Gülbahar Kültür through Lola’s World Records Label, the awesome second volume of the series is released to further present tasteful music.
“Retro” is the movement of the day and it is no surprise that today’s artists use the past as a resource for inspiration: it is a big, wealthy mine of golden pieces. Lola’s New World Classics Vol. 2 brings together the most-beloved popular 32 songs of the last fifty years with their soulfully covered versions. An album to trigger memories and to rattle the senses to create a new level of fondness, Lola’s New World Classics Vol. 2 is the latest release of DJ Gülbahar Kültür, the wizard of innovative fusion, acclaimed globally for her compilation albums.
The first CD of the album called Timeless is absolutely true to its name. Opening with Big in Japan, the everlasting hit title of Alphaville in its beautiful version performed by Ane Brun, the line-up is made of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean; James Brown ‘s It's A Man's World; Bill Withers’ Ain't No Sunshine; Anita Ward’s Ring my Bell; Village People’s Y.M.C.A; Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Osvaldo Farrés’ hit song covered almost in all languages; Simply Red’s Holding Back the Years; Nat King Cole’s I Love You For Sentimental Reasons; Da Da Da, the German hit etched on minds since the 80s; KC & The Band’s That’s The Way I like It; Serge Gainsbourg’s Jukebox; Sade’s The Sweetest Taboo; Lionel Richie’s Love Will Find a Way, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, the jazz standard that reminds Marilyn Monroe directly and Sous le Ciel de Paris, the unforgettable song of Édith Piaf. Artists and groups including Natacha Atlas, Enrico Macias, Bebo Best & the Super Lounge Orchestra, Marina Celeste, Rebecca Kvin, Jazzamor, Lisa Bassenge & the J-chestra, Oriental Night Fever, Daynea Deacon, Fred Buccini feat. Ely Bruna, Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress, Smoma, Jeff Cascaro and Randi Tyting contribute to this line of best of the bunch covers.
The second CD of Lola’s New World Classics Vol. 2 is called Memories, embracing some greatest songs from great artists and groups like Sarah Vaughan, Bryan Ferry, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, George Gershwin, Prince ABBA, Harvey Brooks, The Supremes, Madonna, The Champs, Édith Piaf, The Jackson Sisters, The Four Lads and Bee Gees. The title Whatever Lola Wants is covered by Lex Baxter followed by the track Slave To Love performed by Hotel Buenavida; Light My Fire by Friend ‘n Fellow; I Heard It Through the Grapevine by Banda Brasileira; Summertime by Tape Five; S.O.S by E-rotic; Kiss by Mo’ Horizons feat. Marga Munguambe; A Little Bird by Sonia Brex; L'amore Verrà – the Italian version of the song by The Supremes You Can’t Hurry Love- by Nina Zilli; Tequila by Tape Five; Material Girl by Bossasonic; Je Ne Regrette Rien by Danakil feat. U-Roy; Miracles by Dynamics; Voulez Vous by Rajaton; Istambul, the famous swing-style song of 1929, by Bart & Baker and Bee Gees’ song from Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack Stayin’ Alive by Yas.
Lola’s New World Classics Vol. 2 is a mellow, urbane album compiled from the acres of memories and emotions: you will want to listen over and over...