The first US release for this soulful Brit, featuring bonus tracks not on the original UK album.
Lewis Taylor has been releasing psychedelic soul albums in the U.K. to incredible reviews and a rabid cult of fans that includes some of the biggest names in music. Writing, playing and producing nearly every note himself, the press has compared Taylor to Marvin Gaye, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder. Stoned received the best reviews of Taylors career, but has only been available on the artists own website and HMV stores in England. And we just didnt think that was fair.
(4 1/2 stars) ...an exceptional accomplishment, once more demonstrating an ability to compose, play all the main instruments brilliantly, arrange, and produce in such a way that inevitably brings comparisons with Stevie Wonder to mind. --All Music Guide --All Music Guide
(4 stars) ...a subtle, stealthy charmer of an album...nobody does this better. In fact, nobody does this at all. --Mojo
(4 stars) ...a multi-instrumentalist whose music recalls Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations and Prince... --Daily Telegraph --Daily Telegraph