On My Mind
Bunny Maloney
Moods International Records
March 12, 2006

Track list
  1. Always On My Mind
  2. Easy Loving
  3. Baby I've Been Missing You
  4. Lady of Magic
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Help
  7. Julia
  8. I've Been A Loser
  9. Ain't Gonna Give Up
  10. Stay With Me
  11. All In Love
  12. Love Plans
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 2/3
Veteran singer Bunny Maloney, who did most of his best work in the 70's and 80's, has one of the sweetest sounding voices in reggae. However despite his velvet sound he didn't achieve to become a household name in reggae, which doesn't imply this fine vocalist didn't had his moments of glory. On the contrary, his single "Baby I've Been Missing You" (also included here) topped the Black Music Reggae Singles Chart (UK) in October 1978. The pop-reggae sounding "Baby I've Been Missing You" is representative for what you can expect to hear on this reissued album from 1983, which comes with four bonus tracks. The majority of the tracks featured on this cd are lovers tunes, but with an effort like the wonderful "Ethiopia" Bunny Maloney fully shows that he's equally at home with cultural tunes. Other enjoyable pieces are "Easy Loving", "Ain't Gonna Give Up", "Stay With Me" and "I've Been A Loser", actually an interpretation of Dennis Walks' "The Drifter" over the immortal "Drifter" riddim. All in all "On My Mind" is a smooth and sweet Lovers Reggae album, that will delight the mature listener!

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