Album review
Mical Rustle & Wayne Wade
Twice As Nice
VP Records-Walboomers Music
June 6 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. After You – Wayne Wade
  2. Farewell Baby – Mical Rustle
  3. Forgot to Be Your Lover – Wayne Wade
  4. There You Go – Mical Rustle
  5. Sadie – Wayne Wade
  6. My Woman – Mical Rustle
  7. What Is This – Mical Rustle
  8. Thank You – Wayne Wade
  9. Willow Tree – Mical Rustle
  10. What Becomes Of A Broken Heart – Wayne Wade
  11. I’ll Be Lonely – Wayne Wade featuring Melonie
  12. This Love – Mical Rustle
  13. Have Mercy – Mical Rustle
  14. Young Girl – Wayne Wade
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

The album "Twice as Nice" features two well-respected balladeers, Wayne Wade being the better know -veteran- reggae vocalist, while Mical Rustle is a fairly unknown singer, but when you're blessed with such fine vocal capabilities we wouldn't be surprised if he would become one of the most respected lovers rock singers the years to come. Both these distinctive voices present here their latest work - a mix of covers and original material - under the production guidance of renown producers Lloyd & Michelle Campbell from Joe Fraiser Records. Lloyd Campbell is known for refurnishing classic reggae riddims, and this is what he's offering here!
Check out Mical Rustle’s rendition of the Mighty Diamonds’ Have Mercy, Wayne Wade delivers What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted across the same riddim. Well worth spinning is his remake of the classic Alton Ellis hit Willow Tree. Hot off of the "Frenzy" riddim, be reminded why he tells his girl Farewell Baby and definitely check out the track This Love. Wayne Wade delivers an equally impressive cover of Gary Puckett’s Young Girl across the "Uncle Sam aka Engine 54" riddim, as well as the classic and ever popular Spinners anthem Sadie. Also included on this traditional lover’s rock album is an update of Wayne’s early eighties ballad After You and the beautiful serenade to his woman Thank You.
Both artists are at their best and the superb easy listening qualities make this album a must for all good music lovers.

Teacher & Mr. T.