Various artists album review
Pop Hits Inna Reggae ~ Volume 2
24 - 12 - 2000
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Since the beginning of reggae music, reggae artists have been adapting soul, r'n'b and pop hits. The popularity of these tunes will attract the more mature reggae audience for years to come. For the second instalment in Jet Star's "Pop Hits Inna Reggae" they once again have taken strong chart successes (recent and not so recent) by Craig David, Bob Dylan, Gabrielle, The Cars, Phill Collins, Britney Spears and Billy Ocean, just to name a few. All of the tracks were recorded at Jet Star's Cave Studios and produced by Danny Ray and Vivian Jones. These two producers have given the tunes a melodic reggae feel good vibe. All the tunes have been transferred well into reggae with the help of experienced musicians such as Mafia & Fluxy, Carlton 'Bubblers' Ogilvie and Dalton Browne.|
The task of providing the vocals has been taken up by the cream British reggae talent. Fine artists like Don Campbell, Lloyd Brown, Vivian Jones, Peter Hunnigale, Donna Marie and Winsome are a few of the artists contributing.
Highlights found here are Lloyd Brown's Fill Me In, Don Campbell Rise, the combination Ambelique & Dee Ellington with Against All Odds and Phoebe One's Knocking On Heaven's Door.