The People Tree
Cat no. AJXLP466X
Released in February 1994, Mother Earth’s People Tree is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with the release of this 180 Gram green vinyl reissue, mastered from hi-res transfers of the first generation master tapes. This is the first time the album has been available on vinyl for 20 years. Mother Earth were part of the second generation of Acid Jazz groups and were fronted by Matt Deighton who would later go on to have a critically acclaimed solo career as well as playing with Paul Weller and for a short time becoming a member of Oasis. People Tree was produced over a year by Acid Jazz boss Eddie Piller and it showed a love of both soul and the sort of bucolic rock music made famous by the likes of Traffic in the late 60s. It featured incredible songwriting that manifested itself in band favourites Jesse and Apple Green. Guests on the album include Paul Weller, DC Lee and The Brand New Heavies’ Simon Bartholomew. The album was a huge success, charting in the UK and going on to sell over 100,000 copies worldwide. It is an album that all involved remain incredibly proud of.