Revelation Time
Charm-Jet Star
February 6, 2007

Track list
  1. Mr Minister Please feat. Triston Palma
  2. Jah Love
  3. Freedom Fighters
  4. No Matter
  5. Judgement All Over
  6. Warning
  7. No Love To Give
  8. Revelation Time
  9. Lost Without You
  10. Break Down
  11. Rude Boy Fi Cool
  12. Celebrate
  13. Judgement Calling
  14. Time To Wake Up
  15. God's Love feat. Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Triston Palma, Delly Ranks, Courtney Melody and Mitchigan
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 3/4 Sleeve : 3
After singing in his local church choir and in neighbouring youth clubs Jepther eventually moved to the capital Kingston, where he became an upholsterer by day and singer on sound systems by night. It was by voicing dubplates that his reputation spread, and recordings for Earl Haynes, Zagalou's Homer Harris - who named him Luciano after the Lucky Luciano movie character - and producer Sky High soon followed, although it wasn't until he sang for New Name's Castro Brown and then Freddie McGregor's Big Ship operation that he chalked up his first major hits. "Shake It Up Tonight" duly became his first UK No. 1 in 1993 and many more followed.

"Revelation Time" features a collection of Luciano tracks almost entirely licensed from Triston Palma & Nigel Burrell and mostly previously only available on 7" single or on scattered riddim albums. The album kicks off with the roots classicMr Minister Please, a nice upbeat tune which sees Luciano teaming up with Triston Palma. With Jah Love the Jah Messenjah brings us another song of praise. Freedom Fighters, which rides the "Revolution /Intercom" riddim, has a nice sing along chorus. Then the relaxed romance tune No Matter, across a revamped version of the Mighty Diamonds' "Have Mercy" riddim, lets Luciano really shine. The "Ba Ba Boom" riddim bounces from the speakers on Judgement All Over. The album's titled song Revelation Time is a solid tune. On the next song, Lost Without You over the "Vanity" riddim, Luciano tells us how te world would be without Jah. Break Down is another strong tune found here, while the singer's strong voice really stands out on Judgement Calling. The massive combination tune with many great artists, God's Love, is a nice ending of this album.

Highly recommended for spiritual reggae fans!