Even at Slower Tempos, Their Range Shines
|By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)|
For this discussion of The Beat (aka The English Beat), I really wanted to show their range, so I’m droppin’ a song of theirs that was much more slower-paced than their usual up-tempo tunes. Off of their album Wha’ppen? (1981), their second of (unfortunately) only three albums, “Doors of Your Heart” is a reggae-fused love ballad with all of the ska and pop pomp that The Beat (The English Beat) were so apt at incorporating. Truly an example of the group’s collective genius, here again in “Doors of Your Heart” we see an excellent cross fusion of ska, reggae, soul and, of course, jazz.
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