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Round Trip Re-Released on CD after 28 years

After 28 years since it's original release, The Seminal album Round Trip has been re-mastered at Abbey Road by EMI and released as a CD and for digital download. This timeless album is sounding as fresh and original as it did all those years ago but to compliment this new release selected live versions have been included to bring it up to date.The Original Members of Light of the World recorded these tracks at the Jazz Cafe when all surviving members of the Original line up played together for the first time in 27 years.

Following the success of their return to the british jazz funk scene there is little doubt that our home grown london town boys are still a force to be reckoned with. It was in 1981 when the then Light of the World left the stage of Hammersmith Apollo and in a moment of theater, returned as Beggar and Co. They went on to great success as Beggar and Co with top ten hits like "Somebody Help me out" and "Mule Chant No2" with help from Spandau Ballet.

Original Light Of The World

Breeze McKrieth Guitar Kenny Wellington Trumpet
David Baptiste Saxophone
Jean Paul Maunick Guitar
Peter Hinds Keyboards
Chris Etienne Percussion
Everton McCalla Drums
Paul 'Tubbs' Williams Bass
This was the original band for the first LOTW album simply entitled Light Of The World.

After Chris Etienne was killed in a tragic accident when the band were hit by an articulated lorry a new percussionist joined the band just as the album was set for release. A fourth percussionist, Ganiyu, joined the band. When the band first began rehearsing in Ickburgh Road, Clapton at the home of then drummer Junior King percussionists Norman Walker and then 'Bunny' (still don't know his full name) had played with the band. The band were also later joined by trombone player Nat, who they had met downstairs in the record shop where they had been rehearsing.

Light Of The World have recorded in various configurations of these members over the years. The last studio album was the Number 1 jazz fusion CD 'Inner Voices' produced by Richard Bull and Kenny Wellington. Currently Beggar & Co are playing UK dates.

2008 SHOULD SEE THE RELEASE OF SOME NEW PRODUCT FROM BEGGAR & CO including a compilation CD the best jazz fusion tracks incorporating sought after material from the associated 'INNER VOICES' Light Of The World CD which featured much of the work of this current Beggar & Co line-up Kenny Wellington has also released a solo album 'Kind Of Black'. DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE FROM iTunes CLICK HERE


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