Various Artists - Colemine Records Presents: Brighter Days Ahead

Various Artists - Colemine Records Presents: Brighter Days Ahead

  • February 2021 Jazz Soul & Blues Record of the Month
  • Random Color Vinyl
  • 2XLP

From label owner Terry Cole, "It was on March 16, 2020 that we closed up our storefront as the reality of a worldwide pandemic began to spread across the Midwest. We had no idea how it was going to impact our shop, our label, or the artists we represent. We were all fortunate to have our family members stay safe and healthy; however, the livelihood of many of our friends and artists were drastically and immediately impacted. No tours, no live performances, record shops closed, pressing plants shut down, etc. And while the level of uncertainty was unnerving, from that uncertainty came the idea for Brighter Days Ahead. We knew we wanted to continue to release new music, but proceeding with our heavy 2020 release schedule as planned seemed ill advised. So the idea was to release individual tracks from many of our artists on a weekly basis and as a musical family, we could all help shine light on each individual artist weekly. Strength in numbers! So throughout the summer and into the fall, that's what we did. We released several dozen tracks and the weekly announcements certainly garnered a strong sense of community for our artists and fans alike. We're very proud to present Brighter Days Ahead: a compilation from our talented stable of artists on both our Colemine and Karma Chief imprints."

Tracks

  • Sommer
  • What's His Name
  • Standing with You
  • Sunk in the Mist
  • Adonai
  • More Than a Memory
  • Winston Theme
  • Nothing But His Love
  • Inner City Blues
  • Here We Are
  • Who Could It Be?
  • It's Only Us (Acoustic)
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Jackie
  • Espume
  • Cloud of Smoke
  • Baby Girl
  • This Life
  • Wrong Wrong Wrong
  • I Ain't Got You
  • Too Much to Feel
  • Changes (Demo)

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