Album review
Freedom Fighter
ET Webster

Tracking list

  1. I want to tell you
  2. Nyanbingi
  3. Your bond
  4. Wine of violence
  5. Praise him
  6. Same old me
  7. In the ghetto
  8. Why lord
  9. Battering down
  10. You I love
  11. Rastaman weep not
  12. Songs of love
  13. Your bond (remix)
  14. To love a stranger
  15. Freedom fighter
  16. Give praise
  17. Hail the king
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 4/5

ET Webster gets off a good one with his solid debut album for RUNNetherlands, containing 17 (!) tracks, recorded over the last two years for producer Barry O'Hare and tracks produced by Norman Grant (Songs of love) and Philip Rhone (Why Lord & Hail the king).
It's a pleasant sounding album with mostly cultural themes, although as often happens a couple of the exceptions, 'You I love' and 'To love a stranger' are a couple of the best. The production and arrangements of Barry O'Hare encourage ET Webster to give his best vocal performance. The result shows him in fine form, taking the changes in reggae music in stride. Multi-talented producer Barry O'Hare provides on most tracks the backing, with help by the likes of Dean Fraser, Nambo Robinson, Ian Beezy Coleman, Dello Collins and The Firehouse Crew.
Featured on 'Freedom Fighter' are cuts on the popular "Undying love' riddim (Wine of violence), Bob Marley's 'Heathen' riddim (Battering down), Jackie Mitto's 'Drum Song' riddim (Give praise), the 'Satta' riddim (Your bond), and the 'General' riddim in "To love a stranger".
ET Webster has delivered an above average album, with thoughtful lyrics, sweet melodies, and plain old good singing.

Teacher & Mr. T.