Various artists album review
Pop Hits Inna Reggae ~ Volume 2
Jet Star
24 - 12 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Lloyd Brown - Fill Me In
  2. Don Campbell - Rise
  3. Lee Francis - I Believe
  4. Winston Francis - Drive
  5. Peter Hunnigale - Lady Hear Me Tonight
  6. Lloyd Brown - Maria Maria
  7. Winsome - Can't Take That Away
  8. Ambelique & Dee Ellington - Against All Odds
  9. Vivian Jones - When The Going Gets Tough
  10. Dee Ellington - Sweet Like Chocolate
  11. NATO - Thong Song
  12. Don Campbell - Living la Vida Loca
  13. Ambelique - Smooth
  14. Chanelle - Baby One More Time
  15. Donna Marie - That Don't Impress Me Much
  16. Phoebe One - Knocking On Heaven's Door
Rating : 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.

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