October 26, 1999

Artist & tune

  • Peter Hunnigale - / Going Out Of My Head / African Tears / Going Out
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In June 1999 Jet Star Records introduced a "new" concept : CD7... or the exclusivity of a 7" single with the quality of a CD. They started to provide the hottest singles from Jamaica to U.K., which would normally not come out on CD for many months, if at all, on consumer friendly CD single format. In this CD7 series they have now deservedly released some solid U.K. Reggae delivered by one of Britain's finest reggae artists : Peter Hunnigale.

Peter Hunnigale is a versatile artist as he's not only a singer, but a gifted songwriter, musician and producer as well. Peter "Mr. Honey Vibes" Hunnigale started his musical career as part of the "Vibes Corner Collective". Throughout his career awards have been bestowed upon him, including "Best UK Reggae Vocalist". He worked with Maxi Priest, Tippa Irie, Glamma Kid, Mafia & Fluxy, Ruff Cut, Pato Banton, the late great Dennis Brown, Saxon's Musclehead and legendary Jamaican producer Augustus "Gussie" Clarke, to name but a few.

That he is equally at home with matters of the heart and reality material is fully showcased on this release. "Going Out Of My Head" is a well executed piece of UK reggae in "Lovers Rock stylee". The wonderful soulful voice of the singer delivering his lyrics across an appealing riddim, and the fact that it is a danceable tune, makes this first CD7 track a very enjoyable one. The next track, "African Tears", is a masterpiece in its own right. This beautiful and truly impressive song is lyrically outstanding and musically great. It's a heartfelt conscious tune which deals with the misrepresentation of being black in this society. This CD-Single is further evidence of Peter Hunnigale's pre-eminence and makes one longing for a new full length album.

Note : Hardcore followers of reggae music who want to stick to the traditional 7" single need not despair as they can also purchase it on their favorite format!