Few folks might feel confident to lay claim to being the "master of the masterpiece" – but given the mighty talents of Patrick Adams, the title is certainly well put! Adams has a legacy that's mighty wide in soul music – from group recordings of the late 60s, to harmony soul of the early 70s, to seminal funk and club of the latter 70s – some of the best of which is featured in this set! The collection draws on material that Adams recorded for the P&P family of labels during his partnership with Peter Brown
in the 70s and early 80s – a critical relationship that had an undeniable impact on the sound of underground club for many years to come, and which is still really just being discovered fully today. This second chapter in the Adams/
Masterpiece series follows strongly on the first – and in a way, it's even more essential as it features a few less hits and some more lost treasures – including some numbers that push the groove a bit more than before – both back to older soul styles, and forward to some slightly more electro-influenced sounds. Titles include "Everybody Dance" by Bumblebee Unlimited, "Happy Is The Only Way" and "Rotation" by Sine, "Busy Body" and "Nasty Rock" by The P Crew, "Never" by Center Stage, "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine (original demo)" by Universal Robot Band, "No Deposit No Return" by Debbie Taylor, "Looking For A Brand New Game" by The Eight Minutes, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (original demo)" by Inner Life, and "I Got A Big Bee (original demo)" by Bumblebee Unlimited.