Album review
Lady Saw
VP Records/Jet Star

Tracking list

  1. Interlude (featuring Stone Love)
  2. Gal no worry
  3. Na nurse
  4. Long 'til it bend (featuring Merciless)
  5. I don't need to know
  6. Passion interlude (featuring Stone Love)
  7. Healing (featuring Beenie Man)
  8. Lover boy
  9. Love is strange (featuring Shaggy)
  10. Call me
  11. Let peace reign
  12. Raw (featuring D.J. Clue)
  13. Wuk with you
  14. Just the wuk
  15. Woman wi name
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Lady Saw comes out with an album showcasing some very surprising, uncommon and unexpected sides of this notorious hardcore dance hall queen a.k.a. "queen of slackness". This is definitely an album that goes far beyond "reggae" frontiers as it focuses not only on reggae/ragga but also includes such different styles as country & western, irish folksong, pop, hiphop and R&B. Of course, the main theme is "love", but as ever Lady Saw's lyrics go much further than the average "boy meets girl" tune (we're sure you get the picture, if not check out the photos in the CD booklet or on the disc). This album features not only collaboration from established dance hall giants such as Beenie Man, Merciless and Shaggy but included are also contributions from great musicians such as Sly & Robbie, Firehouse Crew, Dave Kelly, Dean Fraser, Computer Paul and Danny Brownie. Different, not to be compared with anything else !

Teacher & Mr. T.