Album review
Our World
Floyd Lloyd
Tropic Entertainment
Double CD

Tracking list

    Disc 1
  1. Our World
  2. Rocksteady Party
  3. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  4. No Time For Plans
  5. Paper Moon
  6. Summer Rose
  7. Moondance
  8. Zydeco Suzie
  9. Car Chase
  10. Rasta Roots Girl
  11. Shattered Dreams
  12. Minimum Wage
  13. Jah Put Your There
  14. Compatible
  15. Let It Be Me Featuring Red Cloud
  16. Money Can Buy The Press
  17. Rocker Time
    Disc 2
  1. Check Out Featuring Red Cloud
  2. Trapped
  3. Easy Café
  4. Gotta Get Away
  5. Africa Crisis
  6. You're For Real
  7. Soulful Lover
  8. Jah Jah Why ?
  9. Sweet And Lovely Lady
  10. Jesus Jah
  11. I Can See The Light Featuring Red Cloud
  12. Smokey Amsterdam
  13. Joking Democracy
  14. Headlines
  15. Mango Blues
  16. Better To Laugh
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Although already a veteran in music business and having released several singles and albums singer/melodica player Floyd Lloyd Seivright still belongs to the category of the lesser known artists. With "Our World" - which could have been subtitled "The Best Of..." - Floyd Lloyd delivers a sophisticated album filled with lots of easygoing, flowing reggae, rock steady, soul and ska. It showcases the genius of the many-sided Floyd Lloyd to master all these styles. Vocal as well as instrumental tracks are included and although covers like Van Morrison's Moondance and the Everly Brothers' sixties hit Let It Be Me" are part of this compilation set the originals predominate. All tracks are recorded with some of the best musicians around playing real instruments. Floyd Lloyd gets strong musical support from players like Mikey Chung, Rico Rodriguez, Larry McDonald, Sky Juice, Derrick Stewart and guitar virtuoso Ernest Ranglin. No doubt credits can go to the latter for some fine jazz-flavored rocksteady and reggae riddims that can be captured on this album.
Anyone who wants to get a good impression of Floyd Lloyd's undisputable skill and talents should check out this double-CD.

Teacher & Mr. T.