Various artists album review
Lovers Bash
VP Records-Walboomers Records
29 - 01 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. George Nooks - Running Around
  2. Ambelique - I Want You
  3. Glen Washington - Our Hearts
  4. Al Campbell - Don't Keep Me Waiting
  5. Dennis Brown - Long Time
  6. Sugar Minott - This Old Man
  7. Al Campbell - Thank You Lord
  8. Ambelique - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
  9. Girl Friends - I Try
  10. Singing Melody - I've Changed
  11. Luciano - The Journey
  12. J.C. Lodge - Love and Kisses
  13. Razah - Teenager Love
  14. Calibe - Everytime It Rains
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

From the High Power Production crew comes this excellent two riddim album. "Lovers Bash" is a hot new riddim from the High Power Production Crew, General Lee and G. Douglas. Eight pieces for the "Lovers Bash" riddim, which borrows the bass line from Alton Ellis' seminal "Do the Rocksteady" and features new horn arrangements by General Lee to complete the backing track. The riddim features many veteran singers including the late, great Dennis Brown, George Nooks, Al Campbell, Glen Washington and Sugar Minot. Highlights are Ambelique's I Want You, Glen Washington's Our Hearts and Sugar Minott's This Old Man. Representing the future of reggae are newcomers Razah and Calibe (member of the group Girlfriends).
Over the years the Wailers' "Thank You Lord" riddim has been used by several production houses and regarding the emergence of this riddim on several compilation sets and singles during the year 2000 it not really a surprise to get another reworking of this entertaining riddim. Reggae veteran Al Campbell, who is high prolific lately, was the first to sing on High Power's cut of the "Thank You Lord" riddim. He was followed by some of reggae music's top vocalists who completed the collection of inspired and inspiring versions, most notably Luciano's The Journey, Ambelique's Dont Wanna Miss A Thing and Singing Melody's I've Changed.
High Power Productions boasts the talents of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare of Taxi Productions giving these tracks the official stamp of reggae. The careful crafting of the producers to give these tracks the enduring, dancehall-friendly quality has made High Power one of Jamaica's top production companies.
Take a spin with 'Lover's Bash', we're sure you'll enjoy the ride.

Teacher & Mr. T.