Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Stop That Train
Clint Eastwood & General Saint
Greensleeves-Munich
CD
April 26, 2007

Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop That Train Track list
  1. Stop That Train
  2. Vote For We
  3. Nuclear Crisis
  4. Rock With Me
  5. Shame And Scandal
  6. Matty Gunga Walk
  7. Disco Queen
  8. Stop Jack
  9. True Vegetarian
  10. Everything Crash
  11. Monkey Man
  12. Happy
  13. Monkey Man (12 Inch Mix)
  14. Matty Gunga Walk (12 Inch Mix)
  15. Disco Queen (12 Inch Mix)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 5 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 4
Robert Brammer and Winston Hislop better know as Clint Eastwood and General Saint are the men from the famous dj duo that is mostly known for its high entertainment level as deejays on Jamaica. Strangely enough they started their carreer in England. Since 1978 they make qualitative strong albums. The album "Two Bad DJ" from 1981 has become their greatest selling LP. Mid 80's they both went solo nevertheless Greensleeves re-issued their other classic album "Stop That Train", Produced and recorded entirely in the UK in 1983 with Inity Rockers riddim section, including Courtney Pine on sax.

No doubt that this album is and will stay one of reggae's topsellers. The set kicks off with the massive Stop That Train, a true classic reggae tune -- actually a remake of the Keith & Tex hit for producer Derrick Harriott -- that probably needs no introduction to the long-time reggae fan. Vote For We, is another tune that most reggae listeners will know plus it stays a sweet sing-a-long tune. Even though the next song -- Nuclear Crisis -- is quite old, the topic of the song remains a great problem in the world. Rock With Me is an old dancehall song, in which the saxonphone comes out nice. The next theme in the lyrics is also one that still plays a role in today's world... Shame And Scandal, a nice song with an upbeat riddim.

The dj duo's power comes to full expression in Disco Queen, one of the stand out tunes on the album. Vegetarian, a song that includes long parts without vocals, makes it a real relaxing song. From relaxing to an upbeat riddim again, Everything Crash which shows that there is something for every reggae fan on this album. This kind of variety makes an album great. The last three songs included here are bonus tracks. These 12 inch mixes of Monkey Man, Matty Gunga Walk and Disco Queen are a sweet addition to the album. Some of the tracks featured here touch themes in its lyrics that still are around today.

A must have for all reggae fans.