VP Records-Walboomers Music
June 18, 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4/5|
Jepther McClymont aka Luciano, a major figure in the development of modern roots in the 1990s and still one of reggae's most prominent voices, returns with the brand new album "Serious Times". The inspiring voice of Luciano has given us many musical memories from "Itís Me Again Jah" to "Sweep Over My Soul" and "Serve Jah". Just like he did for the 2001 released cd "A New Day" he again teams up with Dean Fraser, his musical director during his Xterminator" days. Dean Fraser, known for the smoothness he often brings into his production work, handles most of the production on this album, which implies that the listener is treated to great horn arrangements, modern keyboard sounds and lush vocal harmonies. Further production credits go to Bobby Digital (3 tracks), King Jammy (1 track) and German based producers Pierre Baigorry and Pionear (1 track). Players of instruments who have been involved in the making of this album are Sly Dunbar, Robbie Lyn, Glen Browne, Dalton Browne, Mikey Ching, Gibby Morrison, Michael Fletcher, Mark Darson, along with Dean Fraser, Nambo, Junior Chin and Dwight Richards on horns.