Get It Together

by Sola Rosa

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Get It Together – Press Quotes

"Sola Rosa have come up with a gem of a tune here [Turn Around]... Reminiscent of some of Mr. Scruff's recent work, this is sure to be a killer on the dancefloor"
- Piccadilly Records (UK) (Apr 25, 2009)

"The collaborative unit on this album is totally killer... This is captivating in style and 100% class. **** Stars"
- Philip Keene, Groove Guide (Apr 01, 2009)

"This big sound is impressive... A solid return for Sola Rosa"
- Phil Reed, Real Groove Magazine (May 01, 2009)

"The sheer musical diversity (and channeled energy) here lifts this one well above the pack"
- Graham Reid, Elsewhere (Apr 14, 2009)

"Its hard to find fault with this album (Get It Together)... and if you've got a smidgeon of soul or an element of electronica in your musical being, seek this album out. **** Stars"
- Jeff Neems, Waikato Times (Apr 09, 2009)

"Andrew Spraggon is certainly one "together" dude. The master manipulator behind Sola Rosa can take a rhythmic idea.. and create something that is funky and sensual without overstretching itself. **** Stars"
- Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times (Apr 12, 2009)

"Sola Rosa needed to produce something special to confirm their point of difference, and they have delivered with this session of solid soul-funk"
- Peter Thornton, Rip It Up (Apr 01, 2009)

"Turn Around - Second single from their new album, Sola Rosa drop a killer funky soul nugget!"
- Fat City Records

"Get it Together is one of those times when all the ingredients, from all over the world, just fit... well... together. Nice. **** Stars"
- Malcom, Bullet Mag

"Get It Together has lived up to its name and brought the bounce back" **** Stars
- Scott Kara, The New Zealand Herald (Mar 14, 2009)

"There is something irresistibly funky about this album... Get It Together is a very cool album, in every possible sense of the word. "
- lukefitzmaurice., music.net.nz

credits

released March 2, 2009

All tracks arranged, recorded, produced and mixed by Andrew Spraggon
All tracks recorded at Red Bull Studio (Auckland NZ) and the Lab
Strings on The Ace Of Space and Bond Is Back recorded at Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre (NICAI)
Piano on Del Ray and Get It Together recorded at Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre (NICAI)
Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering, Germany

Serocee appears courtesy of Ambrum Records and Windrushpickney Ltd
Spikey Tee appears courtesy of Chocolate Source
Iva Lamkum appears courtesy of Base Promotions Ltd

Art Photography by Mark Smith
Layout by Tristan O'Shannessy

All tracks published by Native Tongue Publishing

Way Up Recordings
PO Box 68-476
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

www.solarosa.com

www.solarosa.co.nz

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Sola Rosa Auckland, New Zealand

From a humble, self-released one man project, Sola Rosa has grown to a high-octane live collective, successfully melding hip hop, reggae, latin, soul and funk. The group have collaborated with artists such as Spikey Tee, Olivier Daysoul, Kevin Mark Trail, Tawiah and Noah Slee while a number of tracks have been remixed by producers as noteworthy as Tall Black Guy, The Nextmen, DJ Vadim and TM Juke. ... more

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Track Name: Turn Around Feat. Iva Lamkum
Papa never said anything about this
Your mama never listen to a word that you say
Simple little words just to make another chain
So lay dead in my grave
Fall in the gaps and I can't get up
Pulling up the ropes and it gets so tough
Strategy thoughts till I'm on the top
And I won't cry for help
The lies, the truth
To ease the pain
You know you got to say a thing
Child force to lose or gain
It's time they recognise your name
Simple word is all I say, no more lies and arguments
Start again, start again

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2

So why you gotta lie for
Why you gotta speak for
Why you wanna tell all the things that you know we just don't agree on
Oh my bad, did I put you down
So sad, and so you blame myself
You mad, do I care oh well
Get off the bus and ride yourself
Now i'ma turn it around
Get an amount
Settle me out
Figure it out
Speak your mind, define this
Hold up, hold up
You gotta tell me now so we can figure it out
Let me know what you be thinking about
Ooh oh
Where do you go, where do you go, where do you go
Na Na Na No.

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2
Track Name: Del Ray
3/3/09
Track Name: Humanised Feat. Bajka
All of us people, sometimes tell lies
And when we do, we simply signify
All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

You believe on others to, be your keeper
They’ll call you dreamers and, lazy people
You better change your groove
Come get in the swing
Find yourselves and do your own sweet thing
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

Took us a long time, to take good care
The reason why
We wasn’t aware
We didn’t understand, what it meant to be human
And that’s the only way, cause we’re all human

All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised
Yes you do

I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised
Track Name: Love Alone Feat. Spikey Tee
To speak of love is as easy as talking
To feel love is to know how to fly
And if the devil on your shoulder starts you walking
Remember water wells run dry
It's not no joke I'm making
And if I'm not mistaken
The power alone can take you high
A king would leave
All his wealth behind
And have a nation asking why

Love love – pure love
Love alone...

Gotta be the – best baby father man the part time clown
Love off your lady right
Down to the bone
Treat her like a king treat queen on her throne
And never carry on like no rolling stone
Try not to – fling seed ah country or fling it round the town cos inna
Fidelity man has to try (and) wear the crown
Only give your heart if the love is full blown
And any time your there affection's got to be shown

Love love – pure love.
Love alone...

You got to keep your love strong
And don't you be headstrong......
Track Name: I've Tried Ways Feat. Serocee
You say what’s up? And I say up what?
When most a these cats blow they life like snot
I got most of what I got from not having a lot
And gave most of what I got for a solitary shot
So I look to the sky and I beg God forgive me
Then I release these demons within me
So let me begin we, lived life with roaches and rats in a one bed council flat
As a matter of fact, whenever I grab the mic and rap
I be speaking for my people on the corners and dat,
So I speak with linguistic speeches,
With a hope that it reaches
Those that vote and can quote from my thesis,
I - I know the powers within me,
Why you wanna take it and bin me,
Cos you see that I’ve bin me from the first day that you seen me,
Why you wanna fuck wid my dream B
Tell me what’s up

I’ve been trying
I’ve been trying so hard
But they can’t stop me

You can’t stop me reaching for the top, thought you want me to flop
And when they see me they be scheming for the day that I rot
They probably hope I get popped, or do a crime and get knocked but
It ain't gonna happen kid believe it or not
So I am not gonna stop till I reach where I’m reaching
Cos even if I’m wheezing I’m breathing
Mamma never raised no fool, so I’m keeping my cool
Use my brain as my weapon and the mic as my tool
The - words that I speak are razor sharp
Just to penetrate your brain skin flesh and your heart
I try to reach parts none others can reach; I’m like that beer
I quench your thirst for knowledge thirst when I speak
It ain’t about being the best
It ‘s about having to stamina to go when all the others take a rest
This music is a mission it ain’t no contest
So as long as blood pump in my chest you dun know I’m gonna…

Chorus

How can I phrase this?
Most of these rappers would sell they whole soul just to make it on a play list
Then get played if they fit the bill of chatting murda murda murda, kill kill kill
But time don’t stand still and the world keeps turning
Even as we get older we keep on learning
We keep the fire burning,
Even when we feel like we fighting for nothing we just keep on surging
Keep moving forward, don’t look back
Keep our mind on the future with an eye on the past
Nothing lasts forever that saying is true
Like Karma everything comes back so watch what you do
And I been doing this for years
I had promises to make it, but alas I wasn’t prepared
So now I sit teary eyed, all alone in my room hoping nobody can hear me cry
Until the day that I die I never want to wonder what if - and that s why I’ve got to try
Track Name: These Words, These Sounds, These Powers Feat. Spikey Tee
I'm gonna smoke til my eyes them red like fire
Read a couple page and chant out two prayer,
For the weak for the poor the long time sufferer
The one when evening come they can't find no supper,
The youths them have to bathe up in a cold water,
A family getaway is a non-starter
Every day is grim and like in get carter...

And though times hard and money short there'll be sunshine in the face of the people,
Whether they are walkathon or have corn to put gas in their vehicle(s),
And though times hard and money short consumer goods are produced by poor people,
When nuff of them are walkathon and have no corn to put gas in their vehicle(s)

So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise,
Giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days
These words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise,
Give me strength and conviction – to go on

Me nah go drink up too much of the firewater cos it's a deeper vibration I&I ah call for,
As a herbsman I smoke and meditate like Rasta,
For there's a whole heap of questions and and I want some answer(s),
Why a station inna space and no cure for cancer?
How much more have to dead to put oil in a tanker?
Why man locking up for weed but them ah free the banker?

While times hard and money short consumer goods are produced by poor people,
When nuff of them are walkathon and have no corn to go and put gas in their vehicle(s),
Remember times when money short and there's much less fortunate people,
And nuff of them are walkathon they have no corn to go put gas in their vehicle(s)

So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise,
Giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days,
For these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise,
Their giving me the conviction I need to move on.

We nah go take none of the sympathy neither,
You don't see nuff ghetto youths ah turn riddim rider,
Courthouse and jailhouse them sick of lock up inside of,
I don't condone the badness or the things that ain't right sir,
Do things to make your family proud your future brighter,
Here what I'm saying my friend just push up you lighter – and smoke til your eyes them red like fire...

Although times and money short there'll be sunshine in the face of the people,
Whether they are walkathon or have corn to go put gas in their vehicle(s),
And when times hard and money short consumer goods are produced by poor people,
And nuff of them are walkathon and have no corn to go put gas in their vehicle(s)

So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my thanks and praise,
They're giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days,
These words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise,
They're giving me the strength and conviction to move on,
So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my thanks and praise,
They're giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days,
These words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise,
They're giving me the strength and conviction to move on,

Giving me the strength.... The conviction...
Said I'm gonna smoke....
And chant out two prayers....

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