Degree Mercy [single]
the hit song of last year,
Duffys timeless pop classic Mercy
has been recorded again, but this
time by The Third Degree and with
the genuine Sixties soul sound the
A RACY LITTLE NUMBER from way back when, Mercy has been given a fresh
and addictive makeover by The Third Degree with heavy doses of authentic retro
soul / jazz.
Featuring big heavy horns, a driving funky beat and a crisp and clear soulful
vocal, it what Mark Ronson would have wanted to have done and possibly what
Duffy should have done. Originally released by iconic East London label Acid
Jazz as a strictly limited edition 7-inch single in March (2009), the record
hit number two in the Indie charts before being picked up by the Tri-Sound team
as their debut release.
Tri-Sound Records is the new label founded to showcase the best in contemporary
soul music and this modern take on a classic sound encapsulates the ethos of
Mercy picked up key support from Radio 2, 6Music and BBC London on its
initial release and a promotional video is currently in the works for its Tri-Sound
It's certainly toe-tapping stuff that echoes in your mind long after the final
notes have died away. Superb vocals on a bed of musical verve, The Third Degree
also serves up an instrumental version and Greg Wilson's extended mix for dessert.
A satisfying end to a flavoursome feast.
The UK campaign kicked off on 26 May (2009) with an exclusive on Spotify. A
free download of Mercy was available to Premium subscribers for a two-week
period and from 29 June the three-track CD featuring single, extended and instrumental
versions became available, with a download version available from 8 June.
The Third Degree's Mercy is released
on CD on 29 June (2009). Tri-Sound is currently lining up further releases this
year and more details are to be announced.
1 Mercy | 2 Mercy Instrumental | 3 Greg Wilson's Extended Mix
"The Third Degree's Mercy… toe-tapping stuff that echoes in your mind
long after the final notes have died away" Maggie Woods, MotorBar