Various artists album review
Reggae Hits Volume 24
05 - 12 - 1998
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Jus before the end of 1998 Jet Star -UK's leading distributor of reggae, soca and soul music- released the latest volume of their long lasting 'Reggae Hits' series. Volume 24 gathers the best of the best of reggae and dancehall music from several production houses all over the world. This collection contains four 'Cave" productions, a label set up by Jet Star that is responsible four releasing a string of fine 7" singles over the last months.|
The album kicks of with an exceptional strong tune -Open Your Eyes- by Glen Washington for Stingray. Frankie Paul delivers a solid lovers tune and the same goes for reggae veteran Al Campbell. Three top dj's of the moment, Sizzla, Beenie Man and Anthony B. put down convinging sides, with Sizzla's Goodways being the strongest track. Freddie and Dennis are in fine shape and their tracks are very enjoyable. One of the highlights of the album is Prince Malachi's roots and culture song Jah Is Our Guide. Luciano and Sizzla -a winning combination- are present here with the Xterminator produced Jah Blessing. The best track on the album is the brilliant mix Mount Zion Medley by Morgan Heritage, Capleton, Jah Cure, Ras Shiloh, LMS and Bushman. Wicked !
Reggae Hits Volume 24 is the compilation set that will satisfy any reggae fan. Crucial !