paradise World's Midnight (CD, £15.95)label: Bella Terra
Another groundbreaking album of Paradise that blows away the sophomore jinx. Also regarded as one of the best gospel funk soul albums ever made with the most successful line-up. A skilful mix of contemporary reggae, funk and soulful ballads powered by incredibly cool funky grooves. Paradise represented a unique subgenre of UK Black gospel and rapidly developing Brit-funk scene. Definitely, the British right answer to the US's Kool and the Gang.
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