Admittedly its not actually free, but who cares about that. VERY early this morning Mr. Jones released his latest album and this one is not bound by any record labels so it has a real mix of songs and styles. Most importantly though it has FREAKIN’ BIRDCAGE ON IT. Which I and other long term fans have been waiting for for far too long.
Available from all manner of digital stores including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Napster, etc the store version at BentleyJones.com can also be purchased as a special limited edition master reference CD-R for £8.99/$16.20/€13.05/¥1789 + P&P.
The album which also contains japanese songs for fans of his TRANS//LATION efforts and the ballad version of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing’s vocal theme So Much More… – can also previewed in its entirety over at the website via Bentley’s YouTube account.
Bentley also adds on the website:
TO THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD…
When music becomes a profession it’s easy to neglect the most important people of all when you spend most of your time dealing with business legalities, under pressure of conformity and consummation by the machine. Even though I’ve tried my best over the years, I feel there has been a barrier between us. This album annihilates that barrier.
Consider “Finally Free” a musical diary. In it are stories, anecdotes and each and every raw emotion described exactly as they were felt at the time. So much has happened over the past few years and from an outside perspective I have always professionally maintained an “everything’s fine” front… even when it hasn’t been. Behind the veil has been a rollercoaster of defining moments crammed into a very short space of time and I feel it’s about time I shared these most private moments with you.
This album has been entirely created by me. Entirely. The lyrics… melodies… music… arrangements… production… recording… engineering… artwork… they’re all exactly how I wanted them to be. I made efforts to exclude any influence from labels, studios, companies, managers and agents in order to produce the purest expression of me, for me to give to you.
With my work heading in drastically new and different directions next year I felt I needed to get these songs to you, which is why the album was rush released. Now was likely to be the only opportunity you’ll get to hear these songs exactly how they are, exactly as I wanted them. It was planned to be a slightly bigger affair with a few more tracks, but I felt the 9 songs that were near completed at the time surprised me in telling an absolute, accurate and honest account of all the things I wanted to shout about. Which is why the album has taken the form it now has.
If you’ve ever wondered who I am… if you’ve ever been curious about my life… if you’ve ever wondered what I was thinking and how I’ve felt in both the darkest times and most magnificent moments of recent past… listen to this album. You might not find your answers, but you will have a piece of me in the only way I know how to express it.
You’re all f***ing awesome! You’re easily the best thing I’ve found through my music. I hope I have done right by you and I will continue to try my best.