Rhyme & Reason
Tracking list - Disc 1
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
"Mr. Melody", Lloyd Brown, is blessed with a warm, soulful voice and definitely belongs to one of the UK's finest voices. Throughout the nineties he has delivered some real fine tunes, including UK number 1 hits "Sharing The Night", "Love U Down" and "Stress". Now this versatile singer/songwriter can be captured on a lavish two CD set entitled "Rhyme & Reason". Recorded at Easy Street and Stingray Studio and produced by Saxon's Lloyd "Musclehead" Francis this set contains a staggering thirty solid to truly excellent efforts. Disc one mainly deals with the kind of tunes that brought Lloyd Brown to the attention of a wide audience, namely tender lovers songs. Disc two features a lesser known side of Lloyd as it brings us roots all the way including five wicked dub pieces and a fine acapella version of the outstanding "Zion". Just one listen to this double album and it is obvious that one is treated to some well produced reggae music. Great musical backdrops are laid by some of the best musicians around including Mafia & Fluxy, Computer Paul, Jazwad, Kenton "Fish" Brown, Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie, Tony Phillips, Black Steel, Ernie Wilks, Henry "Buttons" Tenue, Winston "Saxton" Rose and Niles Hailstones, while background vocals are provided by Sylvia Tella, Lorna Asher, Peter Spence and Bonito Star, to name a few. It's really hard to point out the highlights as there are so many great tunes to enjoy. So, here are our favorite picks..."I Love You, "The Father's Love", "Real Love", "Music", "Lessons", "H.M.P.", "Power Of Jah", "Zion" and "Cry Freedom".|
This excellent set definitely belongs to the best UK reggae releases of the late nineties. That's why "Rhyme & Reason" deservedly gets the qualification... "highly recommended"!