Album review
Get Close
Artists Only! Records
25 - 06 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Never Hurt Her
  2. Ring Ting
  3. Run Away Girl
  4. True Love
  5. Wasted
  6. Your Stuff
  7. Black Woman
  8. Breath Stopper
  9. Fan Down Di Bus
  10. Sunshine In My Life
  11. Get Close To Me
  12. Remember
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4

Pinchers' breakthrough came with the King Jammy's produced "Agony" in 1987. This track inna digital style made him a celebrity in Jamaica and he recorded some albums for King Jammy, Exterminator and did a fine "clash' album with Frankie Paul. In the early '90s he scored again with "Bandolero", using Gregory Isaacs' "Storm" riddim. In the late nineties he did the 'Season to Season' album with Gussie Clarke.
'Get Close' is the singer's first album in years and fans of the artist are primed for it's release. Already tracks from the album are enjoying consistent play on reggae radio. Never Hurt Her, which happens to be one of the strongest tracks of the album and comes across the 'Live On' riddim, and Wasted have become popular favorites based simply on their release as 7-inch singles, still a popular format among reggae DJs throughout the world. The album gathers the usual bunch of typical Pincher's lover's tunes and he's offering a good job! The tunes were recorded at the Black Scorpio Recording Studio by Maurice Johnson aka Black Scorpio. Black Scorpio's production style is solid and the backing is provided by household names such as Sly & Robbie, Mafia & Fluxy, Dwight Pickney, Danny Thompson, Dean Fraser, David Madden and Bongo Herman.

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