Sly Joe & The Smooth Operators's Surrounded By The Heart is the kind of album that was made for sunny summer days. Its just got that certain life-is-good-all-is-well-in-the-world type vibe.
With vocals a bit reminiscent at times of one Paul McCartney (particularly on the track Melody), Joe's style ranges from soulful to poppy from track to track yet still remains silky smooth throughout the entirety of this album. Quite fitting considering the band's name.
For me the two tracks that stand out the most are "Melody" and "Another Song For You." With Melody Joe shows off his vocals and his soul. The end result is track that would do Sir McCartney proud. As for Another Song For You, I dare anyone to listen to this track without cracking a smile.
When naming this album, Sly Joe & The Smooth Operators hit the nail on the head. Surrounded By The Heart is music from the heart and for the heart.
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- Label: Something Organic
- Copyright: ℗© 2008 Something Organic
- Total Length: 40:17
- ASIN: B001IYIKTK
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,358,091 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)