Bamboos By Special Arrangement coverThe Bamboos – Australia’s preeminent soul-funk outfit – are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2020. They’re getting in early with this record.

Call it a Best Of if you want; it sees the band revisiting and reimagining songs from their catalogue, backed by an orchestra. Spearheaded by the incomparable Kylie Auldist, the group is also joined by guest vocalists Washington, Tim Rogers and Dan Sultan (who delivers a stunning version of the band’s 2012 single I Never).

The Bamboos shift seamlessly between eras and genres, including covers of Sam Brown’s Stop and London Grammar’s Strong. The result is super-sophisticated.

By Special Arrangement by The Bamboos is out August 2 via Pacific Theatre/BMG.

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