Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Full Circle
Morgan Heritage
VP Records-Walboomers Music
CD
June 14 - 2005

Track list
  1. Jah Comes First
  2. Armageddon Calls
  3. One Day
  4. Move On
  5. Hail Up The Lion (aka Uncomfortable)
  6. Hail Rastafari
  7. I'm Still The Same
  8. Your Best Friend feat. LMS
  9. Girlz Round Da World feat. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley
  10. Enough Is Enough feat. Cobra
  11. I'm Coming Home
  12. Gangsta Groupie
  13. Propaganda
  14. Mek Wi Try feat. Bushman
  15. So Much To Come
  16. Tell Me How Come
  17. U've Got Me (Remix) feat. Bounty Killer / Sizzla & LMS
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
"Full Circle", the follow up to 2003's "Three In One", showcases the talents of the Morgan family one of the most prominent vocal reggae groups to have emerged from Jamaica in recent times. The group consists of four brothers and a sister while their father, former reggae singer Denroy Morgan (along with Chris and Randy Chin), handles the production for VP Records. At seventeen tracks long and including numerous guest appearances from the likes of Sizzla, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley and sibling band LMS the album has plenty of longevity and variation.

As with their previous release there is a sense that the group are trying to appeal to a broader audience and achieve the crossover success enjoyed by the likes of Sean Paul and Beenie Man. This is manifest in fewer songs about Rastafarianism than earlier albums such as "Protect Us Jah" and also by the use of lighter riddims. There is also experimentation with other styles, such as the salsa influenced "U've Got Me".

Despite these apparent concessions, clearly aimed at attracting a wider fan base, the group are still keen to emphasize their faith as the opening track "Jah Comes First" aptly demonstrates. The stand out tracks are the righteous "Hail Up The Lion", "Hail Rastafari" on the funky, Lion Paw produced, "911" riddim and "I'm Still The Same" on the popular "Cry Baby" riddim. The album is characterised by a positive tempo and is held together by the strong, soulful vocals of lead singer Peter Morgan; undoubtedly one of the most gifted contemporary reggae singers.

On the whole the album is an improvement on its patchy predecessor, a good starting point for new fans whilst also delivering the right amount of what established fans would expect. This is an accessible, well produced effort which should reaffirm the band's place as one of the most popular reggae acts as well as drawing in a few new listeners from beyond their typical fan base.