Life Is Just A Journey
Jah Mason
March 18, 2007

Jah Mason - Life Is Just a Journey Track list
  1. Rejoice
  2. Give Jah Some Time
  3. Don't Sell Your Soul
  4. So Long Down There
  5. Ganja for Life
  6. Feel My Pain
  7. Life is Just A Journey
  8. Some Day
  9. Mama Earth
  10. Things Will Be Better
  11. Look Who's Crying
  12. Blame the System
  13. Life's Road
  14. Can't Stop Me
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4
Born in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, Jah Mason released his first 45 record in 1992. At that time he used to be called Perry Mason, but in 1995 it became Jah Mason because he began to "seek unto righteousness" and decided he could not be called Perry Mason. He had a few very successful singles to date including the mighty combination with Jah Cure called "Run Come Love Me Tonight" and maybe his biggest success till now called "Princess Gone". He released two very good albums in 2006 - "Princess Gone ... The Saga Bed" (VP Records) and "Wheat and Tears" (Greensleeves).

"Life Is Just A Journey" is his third album within 10 months. Releasing albums in such a short period usually leads to a lack in quality. But not for Jah Mason as he delivers another very good album, with a lot of strong tunes and definitely no weak tunes. Maybe the only thing missing is the real big tune, although the ganja anthem Ganja For Life across the excellent 'I Know Myself' riddim comes very close!

Production credits for all tunes on the album goes to Frenchie for Maximum Sounds. Maybe some of the readers would expecting a more dancehall flavoured album. Those will be disappointed, 'cause most of the tunes are slower one drop tunes. Starting with the slow nyabhingi drum influenced Rejoice to the dancehall flavored Can't Stop Me Jah Mason invites you to a journey that no reggae fan should miss. So buy your tickets immediately and listen to this impressive "modern roots" album.