Feels Good to Me

Feels Good to Me is the 1978 debut solo album by former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford. The band Bruford grew out of the line-up assembled for this album. The album features guitarist Allan Holdsworth, bassist Jeff Berlin, keyboardist Dave Stewart and ECM stalwart Kenny Wheeler on fluegelhorn . Bruford also enlisted singer and songwriter Annette Peacock (who performs two of Bruford's lyrics, and contributes one of her own) and Brand X guitarist John Goodsall (who plays on the title track only). Dave Stewart was a key player in the music of the Canterbury scene with groups like Egg, Hatfield and the North and National Health, but despite his strong playing (and co-writing) presence on the album, it does not sound much like the Canterbury bands, but is instead closer to contemporaries Brand X (whose keyboardist Robin Lumley co-produced the album with Bill Bruford).

Feels Good to Me
Bill Bruford Feels Good To Me.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1978 (1978-01)
RecordedAugust 1977 (1977-08)
StudioTrident Studios, London
GenreJazz fusion
Length46:58
LabelEG/Polydor
ProducerRobin Lumley, Bill Bruford
Bruford chronology
Feels Good to Me
(1978)
One of a Kind
(1979)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

In a retrospective review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek praised the way the performers handled the material, and opined that "Bruford has yet to issue a solo recording as powerful as Feels Good to Me."[1]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Beelzebub"Bill Bruford3:16
2."Back to the Beginning"Bruford7:09
3."Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part One)"Bruford2:30
4."Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part Two)"Bruford4:25
5."Sample and Hold"Bruford, Dave Stewart5:12
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Feels Good to Me"Bruford3:49
7."Either End of August"Bruford5:27
8."If You Can't Stand the Heat..."Bruford, Stewart3:20
9."Springtime in Siberia"Bruford, Stewart2:43
10."Adios a la pasada (Goodbye to the Past)"Bruford, Annette Peacock7:55
2005 remaster bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Joe Frazier" (live)Jeff Berlin4:39

PersonnelEdit

with

Production
  • Produced by Robin Lumley & Bill Bruford
  • Tape operators: John Brand, Colin Green, Stephen Short
  • Engineer: Stephen W Tayler
  • Equipment technicians: Peter Revill, Mick Rossi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Tom. Bill Bruford: Feels Good to Me > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2020.

External linksEdit