TRANS//LATION 2 now available from iTunes and other retailers!

 Posted by at 2:49 pm on January 29, 2015
Jan 292015
 

trans2_frontsleeve600x600In the run-up to his forthcoming covers projects “TRANS//LATION 3″ released on 22nd March, Bentley’s 2011 album “TRANS//LATION 2″ is now available from all international retailers including iTunes and Spotify for the first time since its initial release 4 years ago.

Its unavailability was primarily due to licensing issues which have recently been resolved allowing us to unleash this masterpiece once again. This classic album includes updated versions of Bentley’s debut single in Japan “Sunaoninaretara ~FINAL NIGHT~” as well as “Dreams of an Absolution” – vocal theme from Sonic the Hedgehog – which many fans of the series consider superior to the original game version.

However, as always, the best way to follow Ben’s work with the highest quality encodes as well as bonus material is to purchase right here from BentleyJones.com!

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01TRANS//LATION 2 (Introduction)1.47
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02Word Up3.21
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03素直になれたら 〜FINAL NIGHT〜 (2011 Version)4.52
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04JOINT4.00
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05Stay (feat. Liz Saunders)4.30
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06Running Up That Hill (Make a Deal with God)5.05
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07アメあと4.49
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08Dreams of an Absolution (2011 Version)5.28
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09道 〜to you all4.51
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10GLAMOROUS SKY (2011 Version)4.31
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11All You Wanted3.38
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12素直になれたら (2011 Japanese Version)4.52
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13GLAMOROUS SKY (2011 English Version)4.31
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14Stay (Fantazia Projekt Remix)
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6.04
Jan 222015
 

lolita_cover_600x600While we’ve all been enjoying Ben’s brand new cover of Alizée’s “Moi… Lolita” for the past week, the rest of the world has been missing out on this masterpiece! Today it receives its official release and arrives in all international retailers. Ben’s first full song entirely in French has been well received, especially by his French-speaking fans, which has immediately sent anticipation levels skyward as it is the first song to be revealed from the forthcoming release “Home (TRANS//LATION 3: Chapter I)”.

“Home” will be the first of 3 chapters of the third sequel album which kicks off on Ben’s 30th birthday on 22nd March – which just happens to mark the 6th anniversary of the original TRANS//LATION album almost to the day. 2 subsequent chapters will be released shortly afterwards, each one with its own theme reflecting key aspects of Ben’s work. The first chapter will be a collection of Western standards all reworked into Ben’s signature arrangement style.

Jan 192015
 

Madonna Rebel HeartStarting as we mean to go on, news reaches us that not 1 but 2 new remixes are emerging from Ben’s creative powerhouse – both of them potential game-changers!

Maintaining her stance in the global spotlight, Madonna‘s forthcoming album “Rebel Heart” has already sparked both controversy and success gaining a multitude of #1 placings on pre-orders alone. The album’s lead single “Living for Love” has already received the remix treatment from our Bentley and will be sent to UK promotion closer to its release date on British shores. This will be the second remix Ben has produced for Madge, the first was during promotion of her “American Life” album in 2003.

samsmithIn the meantime, a previously unreleased remix for Sam Smith will be making its way to DJ booths in time for Valentine’s Day. Unlike his previous string of EDM-tinged remixes as his PHUNKSTAR alias, Bentley’s remix of “Stay With Me” is credited under his own name and sports a symphtronic arrangement – Ben’s signature style, much like his own songs.

lolita_cover_600x600Right now it is unconfirmed whether Bentley’s “Living for Love” remix will be a PHUNKSTAR or a Bentley Jones Remix.

This news arrives just before Ben’s new song “Moi… Lolita” will appear in retailers on Thursday (22nd January). However pre-release is already available right here on BentleyJones.com. A big announcement will also be made on the same day – stay tuned!

Jan 152015
 

You heard us… after teasing us for weeks with his #Moi hashtag, Bentley has revealed that the song is none other than “Moi… Lolita” which marks his first ever song fully recorded in French. While the single is not out officially until 22nd January we have an exclusive pre-release available right now right here on BentleyJones.com!

Expect a full announcement with more information arriving next week.

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01Moi... Lolita4.33
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02Moi... Lolita (Instrumental)4.33
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03Moi... Lolita (Vox Trax)3.57
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“Khovanskygate” opera is #2 classical music event of 2014

 Posted by at 3:49 pm on December 17, 2014
Dec 172014
 

DG Press Shot 4As well as releasing his glorious album “Defying Gravity” earlier this year Bentley surprised us all by taking the role of a dancer in the Birmingham Opera Company’s latest production “Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry”. After a wildly successful launch, sold out shows, critical acclaim and an invite for Ben to continue with the company next year, “Khovanskygate” has now been listed as the number 2 classical music live event of 2014 by The Guardian.

The UK national publication described how the company and its performers transformed the 134-year-old opera into “a searingly relevant work” and that it was “an experience that no-one who was there will ever forget.”

On the Deluxe Edition of “Defying Gravity” Ben spoke about how his dance experience in the opera heavily inspired the styling and photography of his latest album and its artwork.

Saints of Arcadia + PHUNKSTAR will Set You Free!

 Posted by at 3:16 pm on December 17, 2014
Dec 172014
 

saints_setyoufreeYou might think that Northern UK rock stars Saints of Arcadia mixed with Bentley’s typically epic PHUNKSTAR production would be a highly unlikely combination – and you’d be 100% right! But the end result is a metal-laced, angst-ridden hybrid with electronic club mastery that will titillate your ears – intriguing and enticing all at the same time.

“Set You Free” is available internationally now on iTunes featuring the PHUNKSTAR remix.

Dec 122014
 

UPGRADE 1.0 (International Edition)The brand new International Edition of Bentley’s previous Japan release “UPGRADE 1.0″ is now available! Entirely remastered, the new collection features all the lead tracks from Bentley’s Japanese releases from 2011 – 2012 as well as 2 new re-arrangements and 2 brand new tracks!

Also arriving later will be a set of bonus tracks exclusive to BentleyJones.com. A discount offer will be available to everyone who orders the full album right here at his official site.

The new version of “UPGRADE” – along with Ben’s reissued Christmas EP “The Closing of the Year” – will be available in all international retailers shortly. But we didn’t see why you should have to suffer just because of holiday traffic slowing down our distributor – so we’ve made both these albums available to you right now right here on BentleyJones.com!

The original Japan edition is no longer available in Japanese retailers and is becoming increasingly rare. However we have it exclusively as a digital download as well as a few copies of the CD version imported straight from the land of the rising sun. Check it out the Japan Edition here.

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01We Go Electro
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4.28
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02who.am.i.? [featuring May J. & Curtis Young]
Remixed
5.26
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03Down in Tokyo (UPGRADE Version)
Remixed
4.40
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04Sexy People
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4.39
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05Invincible [featuring SHUN]
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5.00
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06STUTTA 2.0
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07The City of Angels
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08Oh-Wei-Oh (Devil in Headphones)
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3.42
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09Ready to be Loved
Remastered
4.27
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10Entourage [featuring Curtis Young] (Explicit Lyrics)
Remixed
4.18
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11Touchscreen
Remastered
3.43
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12Boys and Girls [featuring 柴田知美]
Remastered
4.22
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13Let Me Be With You 2.0
Brand New Version
4.09
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14理由〜Give Me a Reason〜
Remastered
4.18
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15Englishman in New York
Brand New Song
3.55
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16My Name is Ben ~ベンだよ~
Remixed
3.51
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Dec 082014
 

The Closing of the YearBen’s 2013 holiday EP “The Closing of the Year” has been updated with 2 new songs! A cover of the Wham! classic “Last Christmas” in both English and Japanese.

The new version of the EP is currently on its way to retailers – available worldwide for the first time! But we have the entire thing for you to download and enjoy right here and right now!

 

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01Auld Lang Syne3.44
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02The Closing of the Year4.12
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03River4.03
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04Last Christmas3.56
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05Joyful (Wynter Remaster)4.44
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06蛍の光3.44
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07The Closing of the Year (Ben-Only Version)4.12
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08Last Christmas (Japanese Version)3.56
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Dec 062014
 

The Closing of the Year (Re-Issue)Whether you’re partying through the holiday season with some electronic pulses or chilling to some reinvented Christmas classics, Bentley is obliging his fans by making several of his previous releases available internationally – with some reissues featuring brand new tracks! And with Bentley teasing about a surprise release, they could be arriving any day now!

Last year’s Christmas EP “The Closing of the Year” is being redistributed internationally with 2 brand new tracks just in time for the holidays. Other releases, previously restricted due to licensing issues, will also be re-released making them available internationally including “ICUCM” and “TRANS//LATION 2”.

UPGRADE 1.0 [International Edition]These reissues will accompany the release of “UPGRADE 1.0 [International Edition]” – a collection of Bentley’s work from Japan entirely remastered and brought up-to-date. A selection of the songs have been remixed and 2 have been re-recorded and rearranged entirely. The album will also include 2 new songs from that era. Although the original Japan Edition is no longer available in retailers, we still have some physical copies left as well as downloads right here at BentleyJones.com.

Meanwhile don’t forget Ben’s latest studio album “Defying Gravity” is now available in all retailers as well as here on the official site in the exclusive deluxe format.

Bentley will be unleashing these reissues on a as-soon-as-they-are-finished basis with the first release set to appear imminently. There will be no pre-release announcements so consider this your official heads up. On your marks… get set…!!