Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Best Of Beenie Man Collector's Edition
Beenie Man
VP Records-Walboomers Music
2 CD
22-01-2001

Track list
Disc One - Best Of Beenie Man

  1. Bookshelf
  2. Let Him Go
  3. Tell Me
  4. Who Am I
  5. Oyster & Conch
  6. Foundation
  7. Dancehall Queen featuring Chevelle Franklyn
  8. Silent Violence
  9. Blackboard
  10. Romie
  11. Nuff Gal
  12. Healing featuring Lady Saw
  13. Girls Dem Sugar
  14. Ole Dawg
  15. Crazy Baldhead featuring Luciano
  16. World Dance
  17. Modelling
  18. Slam
  19. Murderer featuring Barrington Levy
  20. Certain Gal
Disc Two - Ghetto Hits

  1. Hey
  2. Wicked Man
  3. Miss Angela
  4. Mobster
  5. Bury Yu Dead
  6. Dis Di Man
  7. Matie
  8. Memories
  9. Defend The Apache
  10. Dengue Fever
  11. Kette Drum featuring Determine
  12. Blessed
  13. New Suzuki
  14. Maestro
  15. Yaw Yaw
  16. Si Mi Yah
  17. Girls Way
  18. Any Mr. Man
  19. Better Learn
  20. World Gone Mad
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
The very enjoyable two CD set "The Best Of Beenie Man Collector's Edition" collects 40 tried and trusted hit tunes from one of Jamaica's most anticipated and best known contemporary artists. Moses Davis aka Beenie Man has ruled the dancehalls from Kingston to New York to London throughout the nineties and continues to do so in the new millennium. But he also achieved notable success outside the reggae/dancehall scene as his chartbuster "Who Am I" not only reached the number one position in the reggae charts but also encoutered crossover success thus making Beenie Man the one who delivered dancehall music its widest audience yet. This compilation set contains more killer tunes than one can shake a stick at and furthermore provides a good impression of the artist's versatility. Tunes like "Slam", "Foundation", "Nuff Gal" and "Crazy Baldhead", the awesome combination tune with Luciano, show that Beenie Man hasn't taken the easy way to build his career as he always tried to stretch his style, thus not simply sticking to a vocal and lyrical style that proved successful.
Disc 1 contains songs like "Girls Dem Sugar", "Romie" and of course the Jeremy Harding produced "Who Am I?". These are among the hits that have solidified Beenie Man's reputation with a broad audience. Included are also popular and much anticipated combination tunes with artists like Chevelle Franklyn ("Dancehall Queen"), Barrington Levy ("Murderer"), Lady Saw ("Healing") and Luciano ("Crazy Baldhead"). Disc 2 entitled "Ghetto Hits" focuses on the songs that have helped Beenie Man establishing his name in Jamaica. It brings the dancehall fan such scorchers like "World Gone Mad", "New Suzuki", "Kette Drum" (featuring Determine) and "Bury Yu Dead".
Due to being one of the most anticipated Dancehall artists in the past decade Beenie Man has been involved in voicing many of the hottest and most prominent Dancehall riddims to emerge throughout the nineties, which makes this set also interesting for so-called riddim spotters. Most of the tunes on this set are produced by the Shocking Vibes crew who share the production credits with Jamaican ace producers like Bobby Digital, King Jammy, "Bulby" York & "Fatta" Marshall, Tony Kelly and Dave Kelly to name a few.
This two CD set is good value for money, especially for those who are looking for an album which encompasses most of Beenie Man's best work. Note : Disc 1 is also sold separately as "Best Of Beenie Man".