Anything for You

Anything for You

by Freddie McGregor
     
 
Many of reggae's greatest singers have aged badly, and many others have died young, not managing to age at all. Very few have gotten better as they've aged. Who would have thought that Freddie McGregor, much of whose earlier output was pleasant but unexceptional, would be one of those rare reggae artists who does just that?

Overview

Many of reggae's greatest singers have aged badly, and many others have died young, not managing to age at all. Very few have gotten better as they've aged. Who would have thought that Freddie McGregor, much of whose earlier output was pleasant but unexceptional, would be one of those rare reggae artists who does just that? Anything for You finds him in better voice than ever -- it's a little rougher around the edges, but that roughness adds a pleasant depth to his singing and his delivery is more assured than ever. He's certainly writing as well as he ever has. As usual, love songs provide the strongest moments on the album: "For You" is an endearingly macho gesture, while "Cover for Me" offers a strange but sweet lyrical conceit and "Hold Me" recycles the immortal rhythm to the Cables' "Baby Why" to fine effect. But there are also a couple of worthwhile roots & culture numbers, including the heartfelt "Loving Jah." (On the other hand, did the world need one more cover version of "In the Ghetto"? Probably not.) Highly recommended overall.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2002
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645164528
catalogNumber:
1645

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie McGregor   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Musician
Fluxy   Musician
Dean Fraser   Musician
Willie Lindo   Musician
Fatta Marshall   Background Vocals
Nambo Robinson   Musician
Sheldon   Musician
Noel Browne   Musician
Yeshemabeth McGregor   Background Vocals
Kashief Lindo   Background Vocals
Beeperman   Musician
Nancy Tucker   Background Vocals
B. Myaz   Musician
L. Willis   Musician
C. Campbell   Background Vocals
Peter Pan   Musician
Scott Sharpe   Background Vocals
P. Murray   Background Vocals
Lymie   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mister Doo   Producer
Lloyd Campbell   Producer
Barry Clarke   Engineer
Jermaine Forde   Engineer
Dean Fraser   Producer
Willie Lindo   Producer
Freddie McGregor   Producer,Executive Producer
M. Thomas   Engineer
Collin "Bulbie" York   Engineer
Noel Browne   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Yeshemabeth McGregor   Producer
Raymond McCleod   Producer
Gordon Dukes   Producer
Jason Sterling   Engineer
J. Walker Clarke   Engineer
Bobby Treasure   Producer
Kevin "Wingy" Thompson   Engineer
Kerry DeBruce   Art Direction
Carl "Dillie" McLeod   Producer

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