Album review
Selassie I Showcase
Michael Rose
Bakchich Records

Tracking list

  1. Jah Is Near
  2. Pressure Dub
  3. Burial
  4. Funeral Dub
  5. Rush On The Tonic
  6. Super Tonic Dub
  7. I Love King Selassie
  8. Mystic Dub
  9. Never See Come See
  10. Official Dub
  11. Praise Him
  12. Praises Dub
  13. Jah Is My Shepherd With Cutty Ranks
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Frenchie and the London-based Fashion production team share the production credits of "Selassie I Showcase", one of the most impressive and best albums Michael Rose has delivered in recent years. The album has a beautiful presentation and the artwork is stunning while the moody music is quite magnificent with the vocals followed by superb dub workouts and an excellent bonus Cutty Ranks too. Expertly backed by old hands like Sly & Robbie, Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis, Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson & Dean Fraser and '90's session stalwarts Mafia & Fluxy the grammy kid puts out a very convincing performance delivering brand new crisp bisquits like Jah Is Near & Never see come see and fine do-overs of well-known tunes like Bunny Wailer's Burial and the Black Uhuru anthem I love king Selassie, the latter across Bob Marley's "Natural Mystic" riddim. Believe us..."Selassie I Showcase" is going to take a lot of roots reggae fans by surprise !

Other Michael Rose albums :

Michael Rose : Dance Wicked
Michael Rose : Dub Wicked
Michael Rose : Party In Session - Live

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