Rise Up: The Best Of
Nasio Fontaine
August 22, 2007

Track list
  1. Living In the Positive
  2. Armed & Dangerous
  3. Rise Up
  4. Crucial
  5. Africa We Love
  6. Truth Will Reveal
  7. Jah Glory
  8. Justice
  9. She Lost Track
  10. When
  11. Jah Calling
  12. African Spirit
  13. Apple
  14. Bondage
  15. Wanna Go Home
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Vocals : 4 Backing : 5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3
When he was eight years old, Nasio began singing in the Bagatelle school and the village Catholic church. Nasio had a habit of making instruments out of everything he could find. He is very focused on what his music is saying, the message he wants to portray.

In the mid-1980s, Nasio moved from Dominica to the hustle and bustle of the island of St. Maarten where he recorded his first 12" single "Born To Be Free" (1986) and EP "Babylon Is Falling" (1990). His first full length CD "Reggae Power" (1994) was followed by "Wolf Catcher" (1997) and "Revolution" (1999).

Nasio Fontaine is a name well known by most reggae listeners and he decided it was time for a 'best of' album. The collection brings together some of the artist's finest moments: Living In The Positive displays the way everyone should live there live, to keep thinking about the positive things in live. Armed & Dangerous is another wicked and typical Nasio track, with a message to the people. Having a more heavy sound then the first 2 tunes Rise Up grabs your attention and that is what a track with the message to rise up should do. Africa We Love has a nice backing in combination with Nasio's voice. It is definitely one of the greatest tunes on this album.

Jah Glory, Justice and When are some of Nasio's more relaxed songs, which come out real nice. Jah Calling is a more upbeat song again, the simple lyrics make it easy to sing-a-long with this sweet tune. Of course Apple and Bondage are a must for this greatest hits album, 2 of the strongest tunes on the album. Also included on this album is a video track of Nasio Fontaine performing live in Sierra Leone 2006.