Album review
See And Blind
Horace Andy

Tracking list

  1. Cassandra
  2. For You
  3. Leave Your Guns At Home
  4. Fly Like An Eagle
  5. My Sound A De Best
  6. Poor Johnny
  7. I May Never
  8. Pillow Talk
  9. See And Blind
  10. Oh What A Day
  11. Oh Rude Boys
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

The renewed attention for reggae veteran Horace Hinds aka Horace Andy during the nineties can be credited to his activities with Bristol's Massive Attack - which brought him to a broader and different audience than he was used to - the cooperation with the London-based sound wizard Mad Professor and the re-release of albums like "In The Light" & "Good Vibes" on Blood & Fire and the classic Studio One albums "Skylarking" and "Mr. Bassie". Besides that some great compilation sets of his old material could be found in the record stores as well.
"See And Blind" is Horace Andy's newest album, produced by Bunny Gemini and recorded at Record Factory Recording Studio in Kingston with such fine musicians like the Firehouse Crew, Axeman, Lascelles Beckford, David Madden and Dean Fraser providing the riddims. The album collects brand new tunes as well as do overs of some of Horace's older tunes, which actually can't be found amongst the ones in his hit catalogue. The combination of the unique and inimitable singing style of Horace Andy and the craftmanship of the musicians makes this a fresh sounding and decent album with the rendition of Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle" being the only track that can be skipped. "For You" and the title track "See And Blind" are the standouts.

Teacher & Mr. T.