The Further You Look / Dusty Roads
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 3||Production : 3||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 3|
John Holt, one of reggae music's most prolific artists, has recorded for
dozens of producers : C.S. Dodd, Duke Reid, Bunny Lee, Jojo Hoo Kim, just to name a few. His contribution to the development of reggae music is unmeasurable, and he is one of the few artists who had some cross-over hits.
In the early seventies John Holt teamed up with a reggae-loving Englishman
called Tony Ashfield. Together they formed Chaguaramas Recording Productions
with the aim of combining the energy of reggae with the sophistication of pop.
Trojan Records reissues the first and the third album - being the result of
the collaboration between John Holt and Tony Ashfield - on one CD. This album
displays the vocalists' versatility with a focus on originals as well as
cover versions of pop and R & B songs. The rhythms sound very polished and
sophisticated due to the orchestration over-dubs. This is "pop-reggae" from a
singer who has been on top for many, many years.