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Issue 1098

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BT ALC Big Band/Agent 3: The Iguana​/​Secrets Below The Embassy (Vintage League Music)

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UK release date 25.09.2020

This is a limited 7" Double A-side single vinyl release from
BT ALC Big Band and Agent 3. "Iguana" by BT ALC Big Band is a rip-roaring big band arrangement blast of soul-blues.

Who remembers The James Last Orchestra? Well this is a cool version of that, blaring horns, funky drums and flamboyant solos what's not to like? This is funky light entertainment, when the world was carefree and fun. Anyone unmoved by this surely doesn't have a pulse.

The flip A-side by Agent 3 entitled "Secrets Below The Agency" is a more stripped down, yet still funky affair with a blinding guitar solo courtesy of a mystery lead guitarist who completely rips this mother up, followed by the funkiest synth solo I've heard in a very long time.

Vintage League Music continue to release new and exciting music in troubled times and these two dynamite cuts in particular, are the reason to pay attention.
Words Emrys Baird

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