Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
24 - 09 - 2001
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
"Double Jeopardy" is the title of the 13th installment in Greensleeves' much anticipated "one rhythm" series, collecting a whopping twenty tracks for the wicked "Double Jeopardy" riddim. Produced by the talented young artist/producer Ce'Cile - whose first self-produced riddim "Chiney Gal" brought her recognition and the number one hit "Changes" - and Cordell 'Satta' Burrell for Colin Levy's "Kings Of Kings" label, this hard hitting dancehall riddim provides the minimalist vehicle for Beenie Man's brilliant conversational monotone entitled "Reasoning", which once again showcases the versatility of this topnotch Jamaican artist. This awesome compilation set furthermore features all the pieces for the riddim previously available on 45 plus fresh cuts from Sizzla, Mr. Vegas, Alizade, Elephant Man, Mad Anju, Anthony B, Patchy and Danny English & New Kidz. Also included is a wonderful next piece from Ce'Cile, a solo effort entitled "Sweetest Feeling". It's striking to experience that the "Double Jeopardy" set contains no boring pieces and thus keeps you involved from beginning to end. A truly unique thing as it is not very often that tunes featured on "one riddim" albums maintain a high quality level throughout the entire set. Too many highlights to mention them all, so we'll have to stick to the most outstanding efforts, which are - apart from Beenie Man's "Reasoning" - Ce'Cile & Elephant Man's "Bad Gal, Bad Man", Hawkeye's "My Plan", Frisco Kid's "For Dem", Anthony B's "Ten To One", Kiprich's "Mek Sure" and the title cut "Double Jeopardy" by Devonte & Tanto Metro.|
The "Double Jeopardy" set is a killer and thus a must have for all Dancehall fans!!