Different Places (EP)
SMD Four Music - Sony BMG
June 1, 2007

Track list
  1. Different Places (Radio Edit)
  2. Nah Leave It Up To Dem
  3. Bloody Sunday
  4. Screwface
  5. Dutty Heart
  6. Different Places (Blanco RMX)
  7. Different Places (Video)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
As first single from his forthcoming album "Another Intensity" (to be released in August this year), the successor of his very successful (platinum reaching) 3rd album "Confidence" Gentleman treats us with this great new tune "Different Places" over AL.TA.FA.AN's 'Senior'-riddim. A typical rootsy Anthony 'Senior' production, with Gentleman in very fine form over the live instrumentation telling us it's not about class, colour or races, lets get around and see different places, put a smile on those distant faces, wipe away your sorrow without traces, followed by Gentleman returning to his early singjay-style in the fierce "Nah Leave It Up Dem (Mafia)" over a riddim that was originally at Jamaica's Gee Jam recorded and produced by rising Italian reggae star Alborosie, in Germany re-recorded by Gentleman's own Far East Band with a great result.

"Bloody Sunday" is a beautiful tune across DasVibes Productions' 'Living Man'-riddim, laid by Austrian Sam Gilly and his House Of Riddim, followed by Gentleman's "Screwface", his fine contribution to Pow Pow's 'Gladiator' selection for Ingo Rheinbay, whose 2002 riddim 'Celebrate' is revamped and mixed a little faster for the excellent "Dutty Heart" being a worthwile addition to the great "Runaway" that Gentleman originally recorded over the riddim. Ben 'Benni Blanko' Bazzazzian, who produced Kingstone's scorching 2004 'Seņorita' riddim and a wonderful downtempo mix for Gentleman backing vocalist Mamadee's "Lass Los" is responsible for another brilliant downtempo reworking again in the "Different Places (Blanko RMX)".

The last track on this Maxi-CD that might as well be called a mini-album is the Ras Kassa directed "Different Places (Video)" catching the song and Gentleman's vibe in NYC. A superb Gentleman EP making me very curious about the upcoming "Another Intensity" album and on its own already an absolute must have!