Various artists album review
Yow ! Reggae Gospel
VP Records-Walboomers Music
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
'Yow ! Reggae Gospel' is a twelve track compilation set which collects reggae gospel tunes produced by former dancehall producer Danny Brownie for his Main Street Productions. In the liner notes the producers states : "We at Main Street believe that God has called us for such a time as this, to be and to make disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we preach the gospel which brings life, we chosse not to compromise in our message just as Christ dis over 200 years ago."|
The message is quite clear, no more dancehall slackness, but strictly gospel music over some hardcore Main Street riddims. The musical quality of the tunes is beyond doubt, but the listener has to relate to the lyrics. Veterans like Chevelle (Franklyn) and Junior Tucker lay down fine tunes, just as the artist called The Prodigal Son, whose Praise The Lord and I Wish are standouts tracks found here. Moses' tunes Pray and Man A Christian are noteworthy outings and the same goes for the combination track Big Him Up by Moses and Mr. Gallimore.
The album is a decent example of 'dancehall meets gospel'.