Contagious

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's a minor problem, but if there's a complaint to be made about Tarrus Riley's 2009 effort Contagious, it's that his previous effort, Parables, has a much better layout. The crowding together of redundant numbers and uneven flow experienced here makes Contagious feel more like a collection of songs than a fully thought-out album, but they are great songs for the most part, performed in that dignified, warm, Rasta manner that has made Riley a favorite of the new roots set. "Living the Life of a Gun" is a wonderfully smooth alternative to Anthony B. or Sizzla's social commentary, and when a children's choir enhances the moving prayer "Let Peace Reign," Riley skillfully ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's a minor problem, but if there's a complaint to be made about Tarrus Riley's 2009 effort Contagious, it's that his previous effort, Parables, has a much better layout. The crowding together of redundant numbers and uneven flow experienced here makes Contagious feel more like a collection of songs than a fully thought-out album, but they are great songs for the most part, performed in that dignified, warm, Rasta manner that has made Riley a favorite of the new roots set. "Living the Life of a Gun" is a wonderfully smooth alternative to Anthony B. or Sizzla's social commentary, and when a children's choir enhances the moving prayer "Let Peace Reign," Riley skillfully moves into Wyclef's territory with elaborate arrangements hung on grand statements. The lovers' numbers are just as good, if not better this time out with the sensual take on Michael Jackson's hit "Human Nature" and the yearning "Love's Contagious" -- based on Marley's "Coming In From the Cold" riddim -- competing for the top spot. The latter features a quick fade that comes way too early for the slow-grooving song, and when you add a track list 18 songs long which doesn't seem properly sorted, the quality control is a step lower than last time out. Parables remains a better introduction, but taken on a track-by-track level, Riley delivers his high-grade material with such grace and passion that Contagious is well worth the bit of patience it requires.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645186421
  • Catalog Number: 1864
  • Sales rank: 41,615

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Living the Life of a Gun (3:40)
  2. 2 I Sight (4:15)
  3. 3 Love's Contagious (3:51)
  4. 4 Human Nature (4:10)
  5. 5 Soul Mate (4:15)
  6. 6 Superman (4:22)
  7. 7 Young Heart (3:05)
  8. 8 Start a New (3:34)
  9. 9 S-Craving (5:07)
  10. 10 Why So Much Wickedness? (3:46)
  11. 11 Let Peace Reign - Duane Stephenson (5:21)
  12. 12 Don't Judge (4:47)
  13. 13 King Selassie H.I.M. (7:33)
  14. 14 Stop Watch - Fancy Cat (3:51)
  15. 15 Herbs Promotion - DeMarco Brothers (4:01)
  16. 16 Good Girl Gone Bad - Konshens (4:17)
  17. 17 Mankind - Duane Stephenson (5:01)
  18. 18 It Will Come (A Musicians Life Story) (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tarrus Riley Primary Artist, Choir, Chorus, Musician
Peter Ashbourne Violin
Glen Browne Bass, Chant
Steven "Cat" Coore Guitar, Cello
Mark Dawson Drums
Sly Dunbar Drums, Percus
Bobby Ellis Horn
Michael Fletcher Bass
Dean Fraser Percussion, Horn, Background Vocals
Vin Gordon Horn
Alvin Haughton Percussion
Paul Kastick Drums
Robert Lyn Keyboards
Herman Marquis Horn
Tommy McCook Horn
Lloyd Parks Bass
Dwight Richards Horn
Ronald "Nambo" Robinson Horn
Santa Drums
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Denver Smith Percussion, Drums
Steven "Lenky" Marsden Keyboards
Shane Brown drum overdubs
Joel Chin Percussion, drum overdubs
Robert Browne Guitar
Carol "Bowie" McLauglin Keyboards
Althea Layne Background Vocals
Lincoln Thomas Guitar
Mitchum Chin Guitar
Shaun Darson Drums
Sharpe Sherida Background Vocals
Connie Campbell Background Vocals
Donald "Danny Bassie" Dennis Bass
Kirk Bennett Drums
Sydney "Congo Billy" Watson Percussion, Drums
B. Fletcher Guitar, Keyboards
Curtis Lynch Jr. Keyboards
Althea Layne Hamilton Background Vocals
Sean Darson Drums
Nicky Burt Background Vocals
Duane Stephenson Background Vocals
Fireball Drums
Aeion Hoilett Bass
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory Guitar
Chris Smith Background Vocals
Conradine Campbell Background Vocals
Andrew Marsh Keyboards
Chevaughn Clayton Background Vocals
Chris Downer Drums
Sherita Lewis Background Vocals
Keith Maroghini Drums
Calvin Mitchell Drums
Iran Richard Drums
Akilah Riley Background Vocals
Chris Smith Background Vocals
Vauxhall School Choir Choir, Chorus
Kevon Webster Keyboards
Keith Maroghini Drums
Kareth Anthony Background Vocals
Iran Richard Drums
Connie Campbell Background Vocals
Carrol Dexter Background Vocals
Sherida Sharpe Background Vocals
Curtis Lynch Keyboards
Lowell "Sly" Dunbar Drums
Ronald Robinson Horn
Santa Drums
Stephen "Cat" Coore Guitar, Cello
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin Keyboards
Technical Credits
Michael Howell Engineer
Professionals Producer
Errol Brown Engineer
Lynford "Fatta" Marshall Producer
Dean Fraser Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
S. Lewis Composer
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Collin "Bulbie" York Producer
Greg Norris Engineer
Greg Morris Engineer
Shane Brown Producer, Engineer
Joel Chin Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Mastering
Paul Shields Mastering
Roland McDermott Engineer
A. Rose Composer
S. Brown Composer
O Composer
Chris Chin Executive Producer
The Professionals Producer
Kirk Bennett Drum Fills
Oliver Riley Composer
B. Fletcher drum programming
Carlos Allwood Engineer
Louis Raffington Art Direction
Tarrus Riley Producer
Joe Lickshot Introduction
Monei Lemar Engineer
Jomo McMayo Engineer
Christopher Price Producer
Duke Price Producer
Tarik Johnston Producer, Engineer
Monei Lemar Engineer
Michael "Box Lunch" Howell Engineer
Riley Composer
M. Solomon Composer
O. Riley Composer
G. Spence Composer
Carlos Alwood Engineer
D. Fraser Composer
Greg Norris Engineer
W. Riley Composer
Romel Marshall Engineer
R. Thicke Composer
Greg Morris Engineer
L. Dunbar Composer
J. Bettis Composer
T. Johnston Composer
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