Bentley Rhythm Ace ‎– For Your Ears Only

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Ride Your Sleigh... 1:29
T-Spot 3:15
Theme From 'Gutbuster' 5:35
Madam Your Carriage Awaits 3:59
A Lot Of Stick (But Not Much Carrot) 4:43
Summer Song Blue 4:25
Busyness Mans Lunch 4:12
Duckweb And Fishlip 5:14
Jim'll Twist It 3:47
Barry Normal Eyes 5:30
Do The Christmas Rush 4:55
Kenny Beats (Part One) 3:54
How'd I Do Dat??? 6:01

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 25732 2 6 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(CD, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 25732 2 6 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
BRAPRO 004 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(2x10", Promo) Parlophone BRAPRO 004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 25732 1 9 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(2xLP, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 25732 1 9 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
526 9802 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(CD, Album) Parlophone 526 9802 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
TOCP-65402 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(CD, Album) EMI, Parlophone TOCP-65402 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 26980 2 8, 526 9802 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 26980 2 8, 526 9802 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
TOCP-65402 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(CD, Album, Promo) EMI, Parlophone TOCP-65402 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
BRAPRO 002 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(CD, Album, Promo) Parlophone BRAPRO 002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 26980 4 2 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 26980 4 2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 26980 4 2 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 26980 4 2 Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 25732 8 8 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(MD, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 25732 8 8 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 25732 4 0 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 25732 4 0 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Monkfish2

Monkfish2

August 12, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing For Your Ears Only, CD, Album, 7243 5 25732 2 6
This follow up to their outstanding first album, whilst solid in parts, ultimately fails to live up to the expectation created by their debut.

Things start off well enough, with the chirpy "T-Spot", followed by "...Gutbuster", which is the one track on this album that matches up to the standard set by their previous work. Later on, "Do the Christmas Rush" with its cheery melodies, sounds exactly like something that belongs on an 'Alternative Christmas' playlist, whilst "How'd I do dat" is a good vocal track.

But this album is like an undercooked pizza- crisp and satisfying round the edges, but with a doughy and somewhat sagging middle. "A lot of stick" is borderline unlistenable, irritating vocals drowning in a sea of squelches, burps and farts. Other tracks suffer from similar problems, where the cohesion of the samples, the funky basslines and the wiggly synths of their debut are replaced by a random feel to the increasingly weird samples, a lack of hooks, and a not small amount of noise resulting in a 'flat' feel to some of the music. So, an okay follow up but there is little here to excite the senses in the way their eponymous introduction did.
8bitBarry

8bitBarry

May 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing For Your Ears Only, CD, Album, 7243 5 25732 2 6
Was one of most daring big beat albums to surface from the late 90's, a fairground acid trip abstract full of colourful ideas with some pretty irritating moments too. I can imagine BRA lying on the floor of their studio crying with laughter at some of the ridiculous concoctions they invented during the creation of this record. It so stupid. Badly mixed, often flat a pancake, but a barrel of laughs when you're in a giddy mood.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 5, 2004
referencing For Your Ears Only, CD, Album, TOCP-65402

On their second album, <i>For Your Ears Only</i>, Bentley Rhythm Ace continue their streaking, fun big beat. The tracks here are quick and funky -- it’s like the sonic equivalent of a 3 Musketeers bar: sweet and satisfying, but mostly filled with air. “Theme from ‘Gutbuster’” has a driving quality that just makes you want to boogie -- and this is true for almost all the tracks. “Do the Christmas Rush” sprinkles in some cheery synths to lighten the mood, but there’s really nothing to distinguish the tracks from one another -- no catchy hooks or interesting samples. It’s a pity, because their rhythmical abilities belie what this album could have been.