Dubbing With The Banton
Buju Banton
09 - 03 - 2001

Track list
  1. What You Gonna Do - Dub
  2. How Could You - Dub
  3. Chuck It So - Dub
  4. Untold Stories - Dub
  5. Wanna Be Loved - Dub
  6. Hills & Valley - Dub
  7. Give I Strength - Dub
  8. Close One Yesterday - Dub
  9. Destiny - Dub
  10. Better Must Come - Dub
  11. No More Misty Days - Dub
  12. Pull It Up - Dub
  13. Uncredited Bonus Track
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : - Backing : 4/5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
Without doubt fans of the Penthouse sound with its typical real heavy bass line, a simple but always present beat and a traditional, but never outdated feel will be delighted to witness the release of a long awaited dub album. However, we have to warn you when you are one of those who are looking for the real dub thing, because "Dubbing With The Banton" contains mainly the straight versions (also called instrumental backing tracks) of tunes which Buju Banton recorded with producer Donovan Germain in the years 1995, 1997 and 2000. Although it is fully justified to find the title of this album somewhat misleading, it says nothing about the quality of the music. For years Donovan Germain's "Penthouse" label has been releasing well produced reggae tunes and the same goes for the tracks on this album. Above all it's the crisp clean recording and the arrangements of the songs that make this album worth while checking after all. Although the "Dubbing With The Banton" set features a decent selection of Buju tunes, the fan might be missing some of the artist's most anticipated tunes on the track listing. The most awesome track and true standout on this album is "Hills & Valley", which happens to be a wicked dub with echoing sounds... exactly the kind of dub piece many fans have been longing for!