10" Translucent Red Vinyl EP
LONG-RUNNING DETROIT COLLECTIVE RETURNS WITH A PROVOCATIVE SET OF SONGS FROM THE 1965-1972 ERA
Drawn from a time of great creativity and extraordinary change in popular music, ReCreation features inspired remakes of David Crosby's "Everybody's Been Burned," originally recorded by the Byrds, along with imaginative renderings of soul classics previously recorded by the Four Tops ("Reach Out I'll Be There"), Gloria Jones ("Tainted Love"), the Marvelettes ("The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game") and the Spinners (I'll Be Around").
Producer Freddie Brooks assembled a murderer's row of top-shelf Detroit players for these recordings with some songs thoroughly reimagined while others remain close to their original arrangements but with renewed flair. Attempting to do justice to such well-known songs was destined to be an ambitious and challenging endeavor but the end result is an unusual yet uniquely Detroit record, a musical kaleidoscope, fresh and powerful yet notable for it's skillful restraint. Bottom line: ReCreation is a refreshing collection of exceptional songs, a spirited musical joyride clearly worthy of its title.
Journalist Gary Graff once described the ever-changing Detroit Energy Asylum as "the area's leading rock collective since Was (Not Was) relocated to Los Angeles" and one can easily understand why. Hearing is believing.