Quantic Soul Orchestra
Released: 21st Apr, 2003
Label: Tru Thoughts
As soon as it hit the shelves back in April 2003, the album was greeted by a wealth of fervent accolades from the music press, club and radio DJs alike.
Joined by an 11-strong band of supremely talented musicians, Will & Co belt out their very own electrifying brand of funk, soul, jazz and afro-beat.
Three of the album’s ten tracks are voiced by Alice Russell, who first appeared alongside Will on his second Quantic LP. Of these, a breathtaking cover of 4Hero’s ‘Hold It Down’ remains a highlight in the QSO’s repertoire to this day.
‘Stampede’ also includes a new vocal version of crowd pleaser ‘Super 8’ featuring Jon Hughes.
“Top quality real funk”
“No loops, no samples – QSO stands up to the best of James Brown or Isaac Hayes. Astonishing”
“In any guise Holland is precociously proficient”
“The most anticipated LP of 2003”
“A magnificent, sun-splashed soundtrack for the long, hot summer to come”
The Big Issue
“Wonderkid Will Holland re-emerges with a slice of live recording perfection thanks to his recently formed Soul Orchestra. Funkier than a herd of hot-footin’ wildebeest”
Dazed & Confused