Mark Ronson Uptown Special LP (Yellow Vinyl)
2016 Grammy Award Winner!
• Record Of the Year: Uptown Funk
• Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Uptown Funk
• Producer of The Year, Non-Classical
Yellow Vinyl LP Features Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder,
and More! Includes the Hit "Uptown Funk!"
Uptown Special, the fourth album by producer-songwriter-musician Mark Ronson, is
a tale of several cities, a wide range of collaborators, and a road trip deep
into the American South. However, the story of Ronson’s latest project really
starts back when he was New York’s hottest DJ.
In the late 1990s into the early 2000s, the New York club scene was percolating
with booming hip-hop and glitzy R&B. In those days before he emerged as a
multi-talented musical force, Ronson manned the turntables of many great
parties. This mix of vintage R&B and pop with contemporary hip-hop is what made
Ronson a star DJ.
Uptown Special has all of the flavor of a night with Mark rocking the ones and
twos with funk, soul, and psychedelic pop in a style that echoes classic
productions by Quincy Jones and Steely Dan, and funneled through its creators'
sophisticated understanding of arrangement and melody. Of his three previous
albums, Mark feels like Uptown Special is closest in spirit to his 2003 debut,
Here Comes the Fuzz, which came directly out of his DJ experience. “The
difference,” Mark says “is I was reaching for things musically I wasn’t
quite ready to execute. With all the experience I’ve gained over the years I had
the maturity and knowledge to really pull this together.”
Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special is a unique blend. It’s an album with a serious
literary pedigree matched to down home greasy funk. It features a progressive
pop vocalist from Australia and one reared in Mississippi, the spiritual root of
American music. Hot young contemporary players dominate while some tracks are
spiced with legendary musicians. It’s a mix that reflects the musical taste and
life experience of its creator.
Producer Mark Ronson joins forces with Mystikal for the song "Feel Right" and
Bruno Mars for the commercially successful "Uptown Funk" which has received an
abundance of radio play. Besides Bruno Mars and Mystikal, the album also
features artists Stevie Wonder, Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Kevin Parker (Tame
Impala), Keyone Starr, and Jeff Bhasker.
• Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl
• Includes album download code
1. Uptown's First Finale
2. Summer Breaking
3. Feel Right
4. Uptown Funk
5. I Can't Lose
1. Crack In The Pearl
2. In Case Of Fire
3. Leaving Los Feliz
4. Heavy And Rolling
5. Crack In The Pearl Pt.II