Martin & Shirlie – In the Swing of It (2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Martin & Shirlie – In the Swing of It (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:22 minutes | 482 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Sony Music CG

For Martin Kemp and his wife Shirlie, recording a Swing album together has been as much of a surprise to them as it will no doubt be to their fans. Separately the ’80s icons have enjoyed huge chart success over the decades with the Brit Award-winning Spandau Ballet and as one half of Pepsi and Shirlie, touring with best friend George Michael when they were backing singers in the glory days of Wham! Yet, up until the summer of 2019, the only singing the couple did together was probably in the kitchen while cooking a Sunday roast. Martin had been working on a solo album with super producer Brian Rawling (Cher, Tina Turner, One Direction) when he invited his wife to step back into the recording studio for the first time in 30 years to help him out on a track. What came from the impromptu session was pure ‘magic’ and the album ‘In the Swing of It’ was born. The album is an ‘open love letter’ of carefully selected, uplifting Swing covers, chosen by the couple to reflect on their relationship and includes two new tracks written by their songwriter daughter Harleymoon Kemp.

Husband-and-wife Shirlie and Martin Kemp team up for the first time after some 30 years of marriage to record their debut album. In the Swing of It sees the pair taking on a selection of easy listening standards backed by a full band. The album also includes two original tracks penned by their daughter, Harleymoon. ~ Rich Wilson


01. Fly Me to the Moon
02. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
03. How D’ya Like Your Eggs in the Morning?
04. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
05. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
06. Nice Work If You Can Get It
07. You Was
08. Sway
09. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
10. The Way You Look Tonight
11. You Make Me Feel so Young
12. Like We Used to Do
13. When We’re Apart
14. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas