Various artists album review
Kickin' Production Vol. 2
VP Records-Walboomers Music
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
This two riddim set is the follow up to last year's "Kickin' Production No. 1", which featured production work of Norman "Bulpus" Bryan, Clive Hunt, Richie Stephens, George Nooks and Barry O'Hare. "Kickin' Production Vol. 2" collects strictly Norman "Bulpus" Bryan produced singles from 1999, which were recorded and mixed by Shane Brown at the renown Tuff Gong Recording Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. The first six tracks are delivered across a revitalized version of Dennis Brown's 1975 classic "No More Will I Roam" riddim, while the remaining seven pieces are voiced over the "Little Bit A Everything" riddim.|
The Prophet Capleton turns up the heat with two wicked solo eforts entitled "The More The Try" and the rootsy "(Could Never) Glorify". Furthermore there is the impressive and very entertaining combination tune "Love Is Coming At You", which finds Capleton's fulsome growl sweetened by singers Terry Linen, Anthony Redrose and Anthony Malvo. Luciano's cut "Good Over Evil" is also excellent as is Brian & Tony Gold's "Not Perfect" and Anthony B's "Tax" (on the sleeve wrongly titled "Faxx"). Fine deliveries also from Mikey General and Jah Cure, while Major Christie does a nice cover of Whitney Houston & Faith Evans' "Heart Break Motel". More niceness comes from Tony Curtis, who delivers his own lyrical interpretation of Dennis Brown's "Cassandra", and George Nooks whose vocal delivery showcases the influence of the late great Dennis "Emanuel" Brown. "Kickin' Production Vol. 2" brings enough enjoyable and good music across two fine riddims to make it well worth checking out.