Collectors Series ~ Beres Hammond
Beres Hammond

Track list
  1. Queen And Lady
  2. Honey Comb (featuring Buju Banton)
  3. Warriors Don't Cry
  4. Real Love
  5. Do The Right Thing
  6. I Wish
  7. Little More Time (featuring Buju Banton)
  8. Sunshine And Rain
  9. Live On (featuring Marcia Griffiths)
  10. Love Within The Music (featuring Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths)
  11. Watch Out For That (featuring Marcia Griffiths)
  12. All I Need To Know (featuring Audrey Hall)
  13. Falling In Love
  14. Who Say (featuring Buju Banton)
  15. One Day
  16. Tempted To Touch
  17. No More Pain
  18. Kids Play
  19. Love Me Hafi Get (featuring Cutty Ranks)
  20. Respect & Honour (featuring Tony Rebel)
  21. Feeling Lonely (featuring Mad Cobra)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 3/4
Beresford Hammond is reggae music's most soulful stylist, one of the finest singers in the business. Despite a career stretching back to somewhere in the mid-seventies, he had his big breakthrough in the digital age, the early nineties. He's a versatile vocalist, whether crooning love songs with aching sensitivity or tackling reality themes.
This Penthouse collection covers his most prolific period in his career, from the early nineties uptil now. A lot of tracks of this compilation are duets with either singers or deejays. Buju Banton teams up with Beres on three tracks, while the first lady of reggae music, Marcia Griffiths, delivers some fine heartfelt duets alongside Beres. Donovan Germain re-launched Beres' career in the ealy 90s with the album A Love Affair . A lot of tracks of this popular album are featured here, including his biggest hit -on the 'Love I Can Feel' riddim- Tempted To Touch.
Some of reggae's greatest musicans lay down the riddims : Sly & Robbie, Mafia & Fluxy, Dave Kelly, Steve Marsden, Dalton and Danny Browne, Stephen Stanley and last but not least Dean Fraser.
All tracks on this compilation range from good to excellent, and there's nothing here that long time Beres Hammond fans won't already know, love and own. However, when you're not familiar with the (later) work of this soulful vocalist, this is a great introduction.