Lewis Taylor

Lewis II

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Lewis II was the follow up to Lewis Taylor's epochal, self-titled debut album. It was
initially released in 2000 and this double LP release, its first ever vinyl edition, has
been heavily anticipated for nearly a quarter of a century. It's often years before most
listeners catch up with an album's breathtaking vision and devastating execution,
and so it has proved with Lewis II; it stands up exceptionally well today.

After Island rejected Lewis Taylor's second release (later released as The Lost
Album), he returned to the studio to record Lewis II. Less esoteric than Lewis Taylor,
Lewis II is a more polished, sophisticated funk and mature uptempo soul than the
dark psych-soul of his debut. The production, whilst slicker, is a bit tougher, with
more crisp, R&B-flavoured grooves and head-nod beats and more bass pumping up
his voice. The vocal intensity present on album number one doesn't abate. Indeed,
as Lewis himself noted, "my voice is better on Lewis II and the vocals are high in the


A1 Party 5:56
A2 My Aching Heart 5:23
A3 You Make Me Wanna 4:49
B1 The Way You Done Me 5:12
B2 Satisfied 5:53
C1 Never Be My Woman 4:29
C2 I'm On The Floor 5:05
D1 Lewis II 5:05
D2 Into You 3:53
D3 Blue Eyes 3:45
D4 Everybody Here Wants You 4:47