VA: Balearic 2 compiled by Chris Coco & Jim Breese
Here it is, the second edition of ‘BALEARIC’, the perfect soundtrack to the summer and anticipated follow up to last year’s highly praised inaugural compilation (top 10 compilations of 2015 in Piccadilly Records). ‘BALEARIC 2’ features 13 sunset inspired recordings selected by Ibiza fixtures Chris Coco & Jim Breese, and presented in a stunningly designed and collectible package available on 180 gram double vinyl, CD and digital formats. Alongside the release, a limited edition ‘Balearic IPA’ has been brewed and these bespoke craft beers will be available exclusively at the BALEARIC launch events!
A bona fide collection of future classic beach cuts, BALEARIC 2 has many a musical highlight. Exclusive track (and sublime album closer) is an epic sunset moment in composer Sacha Puttnam’s brand new rendition of the classic Abraham’s Theme from the film Chariots Of Fire. A deep and lovely 80s synth style instrumental comes from Manchester band Horsebeach. Inner City’s club classic ‘Good Life’ gets the beachside treatment from Eugene Tambourine feat. Yevhen Varela in an excellent cover that instantly transports the listener to the good life on a sunny afternoon. A dubby digi-reggae tune from Giorgio Tuma and featuring the distinctive vocals of Stereolab lead singer Laetitia Sadier is an irresistible treat and later, an unexpected twist from Young Gun Silver Fox conjures the vastness of California’s Pacific Coast Highway. The laid-back and stripped-down Bing Ji Ling remake of Loose Ends’ massive chart hit ‘Hangin’ On A String’ provides a sun-kissed nostalgia trip. Whether day-dreaming, sea-swimming or beach dwelling, BALEARIC 2 is the soundtrack for your summer.