Soothing Sounds: Acoustic
Receives Google Spotlight
The Tad’s Record Release Debuts Worldwide on October 23, 2012;
Teams Up With Usain Bolt’s Kingston Hot Spot for Album Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2012
Soothing Sound ~ Richie Spice
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Google Play, Google’s massive global music forum, reveals they will spotlight Richie Spice’s new album, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic, when the Tad’s Record release debuts worldwide on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Born Richell Bonner in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Spice AKA the Prince of Reggae, joins forces with Tad’s Record and some of reggae’s biggest hit-makers on this 15-track acoustic opus of socially-conscious, roots anthems that cement the prolific entertainer as a household name for reggae lovers, worldwide.
“I just wrapped a U.S. West Coast tour, spreading the vibes of the new album from Los Angeles to Seattle,” Richie Spice discloses. “The reception and the enjoyment from all my longtime fans, and new ones, are utterly fulfilling. I’m full-joyed to be waving the reggae music flag to all corners of the world.” Spice and his management are currently planning more shows to take his unplugged sounds of the new album to fans everywhere.
First up is the live album showcase and official press launch in his homeland.Fans and media are invited to Richie Spice live in concert, unplugged and more, which will take place on the release day, Tuesday, October 23, at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records Sports Club - the new hot spot for live band shows in Kingston, Jamaica. The showcase will unveil Richie Spice with his full-band for the first official presentation of the album to media and fans at home.
Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is a masterpiece collection that is testament to the evolution of Richie Spice, showcasing an eclectic mix of musical elements that fuse classic reggae vibes with modern day acoustic rock, Spanish guitar, jazz and African drum beats. The first single, an uplifting call for unity titled “Free,”is currently available on iTunes, and remains in heavy rotation in Jamaica and across reggae airwaves, worldwide. The video for “Free” debuted on television channels in Jamaica last month, and continues to garner traction for the growing classic.
The second single “Crying,” which depicts Spice’s signature chanting-style as he conjures socially-conscious questions, is also enjoying airplay on radio, and is also currently available on iTunes. The “Crying” video was shot on location in Jamaica and will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Other stellar tracks from this golden offering include ”True Love,” “My Heart” and “My Girl,” acoustic spins on classics from Spice’s esteemed catalog. Spice enlists help from some of reggae’s top musicians, including Mitchum “Khan” Chin who co-produced the album, Robbie Shakespeare and Stephen “Lenky” Marsden. He also makes it a family affair with his brothers Spanner Banner and Snatcha Lion on the collaboration “More Love.”
“Richie Spice’s credibility as an artist of exceptional quality is obviously known and applauded and so, once again, we must say that it is our esteemed pleasure to be affiliated with such a great artist,” states Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record.
Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is now available for pre-order on iTunes, and will be available both physically and digitally worldwide on October 23, fromTad’s Record. For further information on Richie Spice, including upcoming tour dates, log on to Richiespice.net, and follow his musical mission atFacebook.com/RichieSpiceMusic and Twitter.com/1RichieSpice.
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About Richie Spice
Considered one of the most prolific voices and profound lyricists in contemporary roots reggae, Richie Spice spiraled to international fame over a decade ago and consistently delivers critically acclaimed albums ever since, even reaching the very top spot on Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart in 2008.
His blockbuster hit “Youth Dem Cold” peaked at 59 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles Chart, was featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and as the coveted closing track on the feature film, Attack The Block.
His catalog of other chart-toppers include “Earth A Run Red,” “Groovin’ My Girl,” “Marijuana,” “Brown Skin” and “The Plane Land,” all of which have amassed massive airplay internationally, solidifying Richie Spice as a revered voice in reggae music and catapulting him to the very forefront of the genre.
About Tad’s Record
Tad’s Record Inc. is a record production, publishing company based in Kingston, Jamaica with its main office located in Miami, Florida.
Tad’s Record has been in the music business for over thirty (30) years and boasts a catalog showcasing artistes such as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Richie Spice, Prezident Brown, Turbulence, Anthony B, Perfect, and many more, who cover the spectrum of reggae and dancehall music.