Album review
Influence Of The Masters
Goldmaster Allstars
28 - 05 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Marshall Law
  2. Wailing Wailers
  3. Come Rally
  4. Blessed Dub
  5. Out Of The Darkness
  6. Channel One Stepper
  7. Late Night Groove
  8. Horns Man Rock
  9. Stand Firm
  10. Far East
  11. Eastern Drums
  12. Come Fi Yard
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

The Goldmaster Allstars debut album 'Influence Of The Masters' is a home grown twelve track roots/reggae instrumental album with a sprinkling of dubwise. The band is a fully capable instrument playing live band with the obvious influences of the cream of the producers and musicians in Jamaican music from the sixties and seventies. Although the influences are very obvious the album still is breathtakingly original when set against today's year 2000 flavour of programmed digits.
Goldmaster Records started as a one man organisation who had a liking for reggae music and went on to build a sound system and then moved into home recording. The company released some fine 7" singles such as Cape Horn.
Some of the tracks are very dub influenced, while others are straight instrumental pieces. The musicians featured here perform at their best and the band as a whole makes a very solid impression. You will find no fillers on the album and its hard to point out the highlights. My favorite tracks are Marshall Law, Come Rally, Late Night Groove and the superb Come Fi Yard.
Groovin !

Teacher & Mr. T.