Beat Of The Heart
Louis Atlas
Zolivia Records
12 - 03 - 2002

Track list
  1. Fought For The Devil
  2. Shadow
  3. You Loved Me Once
  4. Praise On High
  5. Little Suzie
  6. Seven Days
  7. Stamp Out Hate
  8. Stop The Killing
  9. Pitter-Patter
  10. The Thought
  11. Tweedle Dee
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
The debut album of Louis Atlas, "Beat Of My Heart", is a fine collection of old school reggae tunes, picking up where Bob Marley and Steel Pulse left off a long time back. Most of the songs are across catchy one-drop riddims, except for the tunes Seven Days and Tweedle Dee. The first tune incorporates influences of world music, while the second tune is a ska flavored lovers song. Louis Atlas is equally at ease with both lovers and cultural concers. Check out the tunes Stop The Killing and Stamp Out Hate where you will find hime railing against oppression, the tune You Loved Me Once dealing with a lost love and Praise On High, which happens to be an outstanding tune on which he celebrates life.
The album was made with the help of producer/multi-instrumentalist Christian Cassan and features the following players of instruments : Arthur Miller - bass & vocals, Pamela Fleming - saxophone, Jennifer Hill - alto sax, Victor Axelrod - keyboards & melodica, Alfredo Buonanno - acoustic bass, Fernado Velez - percussion Louis Atlas - guitar & vocals, Christian Cassan - bass, percussion, drums & guitar and The Burning Brass, consisting of Jenny Hill, Pam Fleming and Curtis Fowlkes.
'Beat Of My Heart' is a well-crafted debut set by Louis Atlas.

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