In Heaven
NAP Music
January 18, 2006

Track list
  1. Mama's Portrait
  2. In Heaven
  3. Gallis
  4. Jump Off
  5. Crazy
  6. The One For Me
  7. Out Of My Head feat. Spragga Benz
  8. Bring It On (Hey Baby)
  9. Grown Man Cry
  10. Gal Yu A Murda
  11. Chill
  12. Weh She Want
  13. Love Will Show Me The Way
  14. All My Life feat. Marcia Griffiths
  15. She
  16. Baby Blue
  17. Skit (For My Grade)
  18. My Grade
  19. Can't Fight This Feeling
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3
"In Heaven" is the title of Da'Ville's hit single and now also of his debut cd, which has been released on his own Jamaica based label called NAP Music. Da'Ville's recording career began at the age of 16 when he wrote and recorded his first single under the influence of his father. Prior to that, the Jamaican born native had been using his natural talent singing at the St. Peter's Clever Church choir and performing at local school functions. After teaming up with former group members of the reggae dancehall boys group ARP (A Raw Perspective) and creating quite a buzz for themselves within the Jamaican reggae arena, Da'Ville (real name Orville Thomas) decided it was time to go solo in 2001. He then signed with Penthouse Records under the management of Donovan Germain for whom he recorded hit singles such as "Love Will Show Me The Way", "Cruzin", "My Ego", and "All My Life", the latter with then label mate, Marcia Griffiths. Since leaving Penthouse Records, Da'Ville has continued to record hit songs including "Gallis", "This Is The Feeling", "Banana", "The One For Me", "Hey Baby", "In Heaven" and the recently released hit single "Can't Get Over You" on the Fashozy Records label. A few of his aforementioned hit singles are featured on this album along with some fresh tracks. On this well varied set Da'Ville shows that he's a fine soulful singer who is equally at home with Lovers rock and modern dancehall. Despite some lacklustre efforts like the cover version of Bryan Adams' "In Heaven", "Weh She Want", "Baby Blue" and "Can't Fight This Feeling", this is a fairly entertaining collection of tunes. The tracks that make a very good impression are the album opener "Mama's Portrait" (seems like 'Mama' songs are becoming a real trend in reggae music), "Gallis" on Fire Links' "Mad Instruments", "Jump Off" on Don Corleon's "French Vanilla", "Crazy", "Gal Yu A Murda" on Renaissance's "Tunda Klap," "Chill", "My Grade" on Frenchie's "World Jam aka Welcome To Jamrock" riddim and the combination tune "All My Life" with Marcia Griffiths. The cd is exclusive to the Japanese market, but there will be an international version released soon with 5 tracks that will get replaced.