Album review
Sea Of Love
The Heptones

Tracking list

  1. Be a man
  2. Stick man
  3. Sea of love
  4. Tea for two
  5. Choice of color (extended mix)
  6. Young, gifted and black
  7. Ting a ling (original version)
  8. Please be true (with Anthony Ellis)
  9. Get in the groove (extended mix)
  10. Learn
  11. I shall be released
  12. Nine pounds of steel
  13. Love won't come easy
  14. Love me with all of your heart
  15. You've lost that loving feeling
  16. Joy joy
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Being one of the top rocksteady groups in the sixties, The Heptones recorded a bunch of hits for producer C.S. Dodd. Their collaboration lasted nearly seven years and the some results of this collaboration can be found on this Heartbeat compilation album. The album is a mixture of covers, hits and some lesser known material. The voice of Leroy Sibbles is prominent, while Barry Llewelyn and Earl Morgan provide the harmonies. Put together with extended linernotes this album is a fitting tribute to the artistry of The Heptones.

Teacher & Mr. T.