Album review
Luciano Live
VP Records-Walboomers Music
20 - 10 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Messenger
  2. Never Give Up My Pride
  3. Who Could It Be
  4. How Can You
  5. He Is My Friend
  6. Good God
  7. Heaven Help Us All
  8. What We Need Is Love
  9. Your World & Mine
  10. Crazy Baldheads
  11. Running Away
  12. War
  13. It's Me Again Jah
  14. Lord Give Me Strength
  15. In This Together
  16. Over The Hills
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

One of the Jamaican artists who truly deserves to be credited for his contribution to bring the consciousness back into the (dancehall) music is the almost 26-year-old Jepther Washington McClymont better known as Luciano. This modern roots soldier is known all over the world for his spiritually uplifting compositions and dynamic stage performances. VP Records, in association with Phillip "Fatis" Burrell's "Xterminator Records", have released this "Live" album to provide Luciano's many fans worldwide a live experience at home. "Luciano Live" is a fine remembrance for those who had the opportunity to visit a Luciano concert and a welcome introduction for those fans who weren't able yet.
"Luciano Live" is a live registration of a show the "Messenjah" did at the Brixton Academy in London on the 1st March 1998 as part of the "Hail Kings Of Glory" tour, which brought him to the UK alongside Prince Malachi, Louie Culture, Sizzla, Mikey General, Dean Fraser and the Firehouse Crew. This album features live performances of hits from Luciano's Island-Jamaica albums "Where There Is Life" and "Messenger" and therefore includes such great modern roots tunes like "Messenger", "Lord Give Me Strength", "It's Me Again Jah" and "Your World And Mine". Furthermore Luciano performs three songs from Bob Marley & The Wailers as a homage to the "King of Reggae". This fine album truly profiles the talent and the extreme energy that Luciano possesses, live and in his truest form.

Teacher & Mr. T.