Marvin Franklin - "Kona Winds" (with Kimo & The Guys)
True Underground Sound Of Rome - "Secret Doctrine" (feat Stefano Di Carlo)
(Don't Ask) - "Clocking Off"
Tornado Wallace - "Today" (feat Sui Zhen)
Vangelis - "Abraham's Theme"
Pitto - "Finding"
Dario Domingues & Tupac Amaru - "By The Round Lagoon"
John Barry - "Midnight Cowboy"
Mark Barrott - "What About Now? (Storm Clouds Over Cap Negret)"
Blue Gas - "Shadows From Nowhere"
Eric Serra - "Learning Time"
Review: Following the runaway success of their first La Torre Ibiza compilation last year, long-serving Balearic selectors Pete Gooding and Mark Barrott have once again joined forces to select another disc's worth of atmospheric, sunset-friendly gems. As you'd expect, their selections are not only superb, but also reflect the wide range of sounds and styles that come under the Balearic umbrella. So, while there's little surprising about the inclusion of killer cuts from Tornado Wallace, Lord of the Isles, Vangelis, the Duratti Column and Barrott himself, many may not have expected to hear the traditional Malian sounds of Oumou Sangare, the thrillingly loose and percussive acoustic soul of Marvin Franklin's "Kona Winds" or the sweeping orchestration and harmonica solos of John Barry's classic theme from "Midnight Cowboy".
Tears For Fears - "Head Over Heels" (Sketches From An Island Sunrise Mediation) (9:03)
Trance - "Ambiente" (7:49)
The Advisory Circle - "Sundial" (3:32)
Richard Torrance - "Anything's Possible" (4:26)
Swing Out Sister - "After Hours" (4:51)
Mark Barrott - "Mokusho" (5:13)
John Stammers - "Idle I'm" (Colorama Coloured In remix) (3:17)
Review: Given their insanely strong Balearic credentials, you'd expect any album compiled by Pete Gooding and Mark Barrott to be stacked to the rafters with drowsy, sun-kissed gems. That's certainly the case with the latest volume of the La Torre Ibiza series, which is the third in total. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the exotic dub shuffle of Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell's "Alseema Dub" and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra-esque "Mornings At Made's" by Pacific Coliseum, to the new age ambient warmth of Satoshi & Makoto's "Crepuscule Leger" and the glassy-eyed blue-eyed soul brilliance of Richard Torrance's "Anything's Possible". Barrott's production and remix contributions are naturally stunning, with his epic Sketches From An Island remix of Tears For Fears' "Head Over Heels" being particularly worthy of mention.