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There's More to Life Than This Import

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Singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ben Westbeech presents There's More To Life Than This - a soulful, house music-inspired summer gem. Having first made his mark back in 2006, Ben was then signed by Gilles Peterson to his fledgling Brownswood Recordings label. His 2007 debut album, Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life, received a glowing reception - however, its success also bought expectation and growing anxieties and following its release Ben spent several months uninspired and directionless, lost in musical limbo... Later, illustrious house label Strictly Rhythm approached Ben and suggested he record for them. Inspired by the fresh challenge, he started work on what would become There's More To Life Than This. Recordings took place in Berlin, New York, London, Bristol, Munich, Stockholm and Stuttgart over the past 12 months, and saw Ben team up with an impressive roll-call of collaborators, including; Motor City Drum Ensemble, Redlight, Georg Levin, Chocolate Puma, Midland, Soul Clap and Henrik Schwarz. The resulting record marries finely honed songwriting with the energy and spark of house for a cultured yet fresh album. Opening chapter The Book is followed by uplifting, disco-fuelled, weekend-starting anthem, Something For The Weekend. Other highlights include the darker Falling, which, accompanied by remixes from The 2 Bears, Deetron and Dark Sky, was an earlier single. Ben displays a social conscious on both Same Thing and Justice, and takes things deeper still for the Detroit-tinged, pulsing and biographical, Stronger. Sugar and Let Your Feelings Go are bittersweet love songs and the sun sets with the gentle, understated, yet powerfully affecting Summer's Loss. Reflecting on the record, Ben says; "I feel like I've got my mojo back, like I've found myself - I feel excited about music again."

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  • Audio CD (September 20, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • ASIN: B005ERS9GQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #953,138 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lana Avery on April 27, 2012
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A great album! All the songs are great quality tunes. If you liked his previous jazzy album you should give this house vibe album a shot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Siobhan Harris on January 8, 2013
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AS I STATED BEFORE IN A PREVIOUS REVIEW, bEN CAN SING FOR ME ANYTIME AND HE SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED. BUY AND YOU'LLL SEE WHAT I MEAN.
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This man's music and voice is so sexy and his music has such a groove! I love him! If you like Jamiroquai, you'll love him! This man can sing!!! <3
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I had never heard of Ben Westbeech, but heard his music daily; three cuts from this CD. Where did I hear him, at work of all places. From April through December, my job had music piped in while I was there; a repetitive loop. I got used to hearing Butterflies, Falling, and Something For The Weekend each day. Listening carefully to the band after a time, and the groove, I surmised they were the same group. I set out researching on ITunes, who this artist was! My favorite of the three is Butterflies. Every time Butterflies would come on, I'd alert my boss to it being played. Butterflies became my "signature" thereafter!!!! Well, there is no doubt, I will most likely grab hold of his other CDs. There's More To Life Than This is what I shower to daily! Very inspirational CD! Question is, why are there so few copies of this CD? Ben Westbeech's music is hard to come by! SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
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By Jeannnette on September 26, 2014
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Great beats!!!
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