Album review
Private & Confidential
Gregory Isaacs
Walboomers Music/VP Records
01 - 04 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. It Ain't Easy
  2. Remand Center
  3. Will You Be Mine
  4. Lead You to the Land
  5. Where She's Gone
  6. If You Should Lose Me
  7. Johnny Girl Friend
  8. I Had A Feeling
  9. War
  10. Just Like A River
  11. Private & Confidential
  12. Tears Come Rolling Down
  13. Crazy Over You featering Dennis Brown & Jr. Delgado
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

With over 25 years of experience in the reggae industry the one and only, veteran sound of Gregory Isaac"s has become world renown. A whole generation of Jamaicans and reggae fans literally grew up with his music. Nicknamed The Cool Ruler, Gregory Isaacs, born 1951, Kingston, Jamaica, has produced during a three decade career a trailer load of reggae classics. His effective combination of cultural songs and soul-wailing love songs was irresistable. He easily adapted the new digital style of the mid 80s, and his popularity further increased with consistent albums for King Jammy, King Tubby and Gussie Clarke. With dozens of excellent album releases like 'Extra Classic', 'More Gregory', 'Mr. Isaacs', 'The Lonely Lover', 'Night Nurse' and 'Red Rose For Gregory' Gregory Isaacs' catalog is immense. Gregory's voice and style are unique and are highly respected in the reggae arena.
"Private & Confidential" is Gregory's newest work and features some beautiful music. The album contains 13 tracks and was produced by Gregory himself. Included on this new album are singles like Remand Center, Crazy Over You, and the title track Private & Confidential. Some titles are do-overs of Jamaican classics and songs he recorded in the past. Although most reggae fans prefer his late seventies/early eighties output, this album proofs that he still is one of the best performers of wailing love songs !

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