Album review
Stone Cold World
Dennis Brown
VP Records/Walboomers Music

Tracking list

  1. Life Is A Mystery
  2. Stone Cold World
  3. I'll Never Leave You Alone
  4. Showers Of Blessing
  5. Pure And Simple
  6. Let's Start Something Serious (Tonight)
  7. Merry Go Round
  8. This Morning
  9. Friends
  10. Running Up And Down
  11. Now I Wanna Honor You
  12. I Did It All For You
  13. Mi A No Bad Boy
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

Dennis Brown has to be considered one of the most prolific and popular reggae artists ever. He was born in 1956 and started recording for producer Coxsone Dodd, while still in his childhood. In the 70s and early 80s he established himself as a major force in reggae music with numerous roots and lovers cuts for several leading producers. In the nineties he remained a name always worth watching out for. He passed away on July 1st, 1999. A whole generation of Jamaicanís and reggae fans literally grew up with his music. A devout Rastafarian and a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Organization, Dennis Brown was a musical genius and he will be dearly missed. No doubt Dennis Brown (also known as the Crown Prince of Reggae Music) was one of Jamaica's sweet-voiced singers, who has never limited himself to one style. Whether it is lovers rock, roots & culture or dancehall music, he truly can handle it all and this latest effort proves it once again.
This cd contains unreleased tracks produced by Gussie Clarke, the veteran producer for whom Dennis had recorded so many classics in the past, and to whom he had returned in the months leading to his untimely death. Dennis' distinctive voice, singing over Gussie 'rich' riddims is, as always, a musical treat. Included on this set is a new lick of his old Joe Gibbs disco Rinning Up And Down.

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