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Lee Brotherton, better known by his stage name Bentley Jones (ベントレー・ジョーンズ Bentorējōnzu?), is an English recording artist who signed his debut album - TRANS//LATION to EMI Music Japan in 2008.[1][2] Jones has been known to perform in English, French[3] and Japanese.

Some of his compositions and writing work are credited to his production house and UK label, the Remix Factory.[4]

So Much More...

On 4 December 2009, Jones uploaded a video to YouTube officially announcing an EP, So Much More....[5] The EP So Much More... features the theme for Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing called "So Much More...". Different remixes of the song were also made and featured on the EP, including remixes by Phunkstar and Fantazia Projekt, as well as an instrumental. There is also a different version of the song called the "Ballad Version" which also has an official music video to follow. Jones also includes a song titled "U Won't 4get ME" as a theme for himself. Taken from his 3-Track Sampler from Gaia Online's PROMAGEDDON is the full version of the song "Swing Baby!", and a new song called "Alpha Dog" is featured on the EP as well.[6]

Jones wished to get his fans more involved with the production of So Much More...,[7] so he gave his fans the chance to vote for the official cover artwork of the EP.[8] Cover #4 received the most votes and was therefore made the official artwork of the So Much More... EP. Jones also held a So Much More... video competition where participants get the chance to star in the official music video for the song "So Much More...".[9] Unfortunately, production of the music video was cancelled due to many participants wanting to include game characters in their entries.[10] Winners of the competition were announced and credited by Bentley himself.[11]

A 2015 version of "So Much More" was featured on the third chapter of Jones' TRANS//LATION 3 covers project titled Play, released on 30 May 2015.[12]

Trivia

  • Bentley Jones is the first ever British artist to have a major-label Japanese album after signing a deal with EMI Music Japan.[13]
  • Bentley's first video game was the original Sonic the Hedgehog.[14]
  • "Dreams of an Absolution" was one of the few songs that Bentley sang that he was not heavily involved with the production of, and upon hearing the final product, he "wasn't too keen on it," hence the reason why he remade the song in TRANS//LATION 2. However, he admitted that he was wrong, and that the fans loved the song.[15]

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