The Brand New Heavies (Feat Q-Tip) - Sometimes (Ummah Remix) (1997)

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Shelter is an album by the Brand New Heavies that was released in 1997. It is the only album by the group with Siedah Garrett as a member. Garrett had joined the Brand New Heavies in 1996, but left in early 1998 to concentrate on her own songwriting. As part of the band, she enjoyed a minor hit with a cover of the Carole King-penned song "You've Got a Friend" that was originally made famous by James Taylor.

It was the group's only top 10 hit single in the UK, reaching number 9 when released as the third single from the album. Their cover did not appear on the initial pressings of the US version. "You've Got a Friend" was added to later pressings of Shelter after their record label Delicious Vinyl secured distribution from Bertelsmann Music Group.

The album also contained the hit "Sometimes", which peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart when released in 1997. One of the remixes of "Sometimes" featured the rap vocals of Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. In 2015, production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis revealed that the remix done by J Dilla which featured Q-Tip was the inspiration behind the sound of Janet Jackson's 1997 single "Got 'til It's Gone".

"You Are the Universe" and "Shelter" were the other singles from the album, and reached positions of #21 and #31 in the UK Singles Chart.

Dance / Acid Jazz
The Brand New Heavies, Sometimes, Q-Tip, Delicious Vinyl, Ummah Remix

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