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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Freddie McGregor's wondrous, soulful voice and engaging delivery are sometimes wasted on this mid-'80s album, issued on CD in 1992. The title track, as well as the hard-hitting message cuts "War Mongers," "Freedom, Justice & Equality" and the lyrically naive "Love Will Solve The Problems" address issues and offer McGregor a worthy forum for his glorious singing. But he's sorely tested by the cover of "Guantanamera," which was a silly pop hit and sounds even sillier in a reggae version. "Freddie" and "Work To Do Today" have awkward arrangements and vapid lyrics, forcing McGregor to waste energy and intensity trying to make them palatable. This wasn't one of his most ...
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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Freddie McGregor's wondrous, soulful voice and engaging delivery are sometimes wasted on this mid-'80s album, issued on CD in 1992. The title track, as well as the hard-hitting message cuts "War Mongers," "Freedom, Justice & Equality" and the lyrically naive "Love Will Solve The Problems" address issues and offer McGregor a worthy forum for his glorious singing. But he's sorely tested by the cover of "Guantanamera," which was a silly pop hit and sounds even sillier in a reggae version. "Freddie" and "Work To Do Today" have awkward arrangements and vapid lyrics, forcing McGregor to waste energy and intensity trying to make them palatable. This wasn't one of his most consistent releases, but McGregor never coasts or plods on a session, even on tepid tunes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/1992
  • Label: Ras
  • UPC: 021823300924
  • Catalog Number: 3009

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddie McGregor Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Pam Hall Background Vocals
Pablove Black Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Background Vocals
Annicia Banks Background Vocals
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Danny Browne Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Errol Brown Overdubs
Dalton Browne Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Glen Browne Bass, Drums
Everton Carrington Percussion
Michael Carrol Horn
Chico Chin Horn
Geoffrey Chung Piano
Tyrone Downe Synthesizer, Bass
Egbert Evans Horn
Dean Fraser Horn
Noel Hearne Overdubs
Robert Lyn Synthesizer
David Madden Horn
Oswald Palmer Overdubs
Nambo Robinson Horn
Earl "Bagga" Walker Bass
Larry White Guitar
Mallory Williams Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Danny Browne Arranger
Errol Brown Engineer, overdub engineer
Dalton Browne Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Bunny Tom Tom Engineer
Geoffrey Chung Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Gregory Chung Arranger, Producer
Tad Dawkins Engineer
Egbert Evans Contributor
Paul Garay Engineer
Noel Hearne Engineer
Robert Ingria Engineer
Freddie McGregor Arranger, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Oswald Palmer Engineer, overdub engineer
Mark Richmond Engineer
Studio One Band Arranger, rhythm arrangement
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