Various artists album review
Five Disciples Part 3
December 12, 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Here's the third instalment in the "Five Disciples" series from Penitentiary Records, which - just like the first two volumes - features conscious material from Jamaica's top artists Capleton, Luciano, Sizzla, Junior Kelly and Anthony B, with each artist contributing three tunes. Among these tunes are Sizzla's solid "Jah Love" and "Beautiful", which was one of his outstanding efforts from earlier in the year on the refurnished Techniques' "Mood For Love" riddim, and Capleton's wicked combination with singer Moses I entitled "Fire Is Burning", one of the Prophet's most melodic outings from recent times. His other tracks, "Killing" and the vintage "Chant Me Song", are also welcome inclusions. Luciano shines bright in the rootsy "Onward Forward", with the album opener "Tell Me Way" being a matching piece. Further noteworthy tunes are Anthony B's "Miss Joy" and "Not An Easy Road", over Black Diamonds' "Expo Train" riddim, a remake of the Ethiopians' classic "Train To Expo 67". Except for "Down" (aka "Time"), Junior Kelly's "So Good" (a combination tune with an uncredited singer) and the recent "So She Seh" - featuring a rather out of breath young lady - don't fit the mood of this album.