Book of Life

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
At a time when dancehall dominates the reggae charts and singers and deejays alike tend to favor a harsh and gruff vocal delivery, I Wayne harks back to the days of sweet-voiced tenors like Johnny Clarke and Cornel Campbell. His lyrical subject matter is similarly old-school, and he focuses on roots-and-culture concerns in a mostly upbeat and hopeful style. His second album features rhythms in a variety of styles, and finds him paired with a nice assortment of deejays -- most of them impressive note in particular Icoflamez's excellent performance on the one-drop anthem "Annihilation" and a few of them less so in particular the awful Iniball on "Could a Never". Unlike some...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
At a time when dancehall dominates the reggae charts and singers and deejays alike tend to favor a harsh and gruff vocal delivery, I Wayne harks back to the days of sweet-voiced tenors like Johnny Clarke and Cornel Campbell. His lyrical subject matter is similarly old-school, and he focuses on roots-and-culture concerns in a mostly upbeat and hopeful style. His second album features rhythms in a variety of styles, and finds him paired with a nice assortment of deejays -- most of them impressive note in particular Icoflamez's excellent performance on the one-drop anthem "Annihilation" and a few of them less so in particular the awful Iniball on "Could a Never". Unlike some modern reggae artists, I Wayne is actually at his best when he focuses on the reggae verities and steers clear of experimentation; the lovely "Free the People" makes excellent use of a vintage reggae rhythm, and the album's highlight is a bouncy combination track with Deva Brat on which both singer and deejay dance lightly over a tense high-tempo rocker's beat. When he explores funky non- reggae sounds, as on the album-closing "Natural Ites," the results are less compelling. Recommended overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2007
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645179829
  • Catalog Number: 1798
  • Sales rank: 84,836

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Book of Life (4:08)
  2. 2 Words of Liberation (0:30)
  3. 3 Free the People (4:08)
  4. 4 Annihilation - Icoflamez (4:30)
  5. 5 Smart Attack (3:18)
  6. 6 Life Is Easy (3:10)
  7. 7 Need Her in I Arms (3:31)
  8. 8 No Vanity Love (4:28)
  9. 9 Jealousy and Abuse (4:02)
  10. 10 Good Enough (3:08)
  11. 11 Politics and Religion (3:32)
  12. 12 No Unnecessary War (3:48)
  13. 13 Money dem a Run Down (3:33)
  14. 14 Could A Never - Iniball (4:20)
  15. 15 Dart to Them Hart - Deva Brat (4:08)
  16. 16 Natural Ites - Iyah V. (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
I-Wayne Primary Artist
David Simmons Musician
Ansel Collins Keyboards
Donald Dennis Bass, Bass Guitar
Sly Dunbar Drums
Bongo Herman Percussion
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Bass Guitar
Mitchum Chin Guitar
Chinna Smith Guitar
Brian Fontenelle Guitar
Aubry Mannings Drums
Howard Mannings Keyboards
Technical Credits
Densil Pinnock Composer
Paul Shields Mastering
Nigel Burrell Engineer
Patrick Henry Audio Production
Kerry DeBruce Art Direction
Sherry Williams Audio Production
Patrick Henry Producer
Don Corleone Producer, Audio Production
John "FX" Crawford Audio Production
Ricardo "Humphry" Tickersgill Audio Production
Robert Mias Audio Production
Dwight Heslop Audio Production
Cliffroy "I-Wayne" Taylor Audio Production
Imran "Fire Peter" Passard Audio Production
Richard "Baby Lion Face" Thoma Audio Production
Paul "JJ" Stephenson Audio Production
Garfield McKenzie Audio Production
Michael "Mighty Mike" Jones Audio Production
Billy Zee Clarke Audio Production
Richard Mahabeer Audio Production
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