June 11, 2015

RAH Band - Mystery, 1985

Undoubtedly the best full length from English arranger, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist Richard Anthony Hewson (RAH), who has worked with such luminaries as James Taylor, The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Supertramp, Diana Ross, and Carly Simon. The funky, expansive Mystery presents jam after immaculately orchestrated jam, laden with sweeping synths, samples, strings, horns, and the sultry-innocent vocals of Hewson's wife Liz. 

The opener, "Clouds Across the Moon" (below) rose to no. 6 in the UK singles chart. Even so, it seems to have gone mostly unnoticed by US audiences, as not enough Americans know about this absolute classic. 

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