Crucial Times

Crucial Times

by Sizzla
     
 

Sizzla's massive discography has more than its fair share of suspicious releases, most of which drive away new listeners with sub-par material and poor documentation. Crucial Times suffers from the latter in that there are no track by track credits -- although there is an excellent essay -- but the material is top-notch, all of itSee more details below

Overview

Sizzla's massive discography has more than its fair share of suspicious releases, most of which drive away new listeners with sub-par material and poor documentation. Crucial Times suffers from the latter in that there are no track by track credits -- although there is an excellent essay -- but the material is top-notch, all of it pulled from the Grove Road vaults of producer Homer Harris and much of it unheard. Given the one-two opening punch of "Precious Gift" and "Crucial Time," the album could easily be mistaken for one of Sizzla's official releases if it wasn't for the fact that the sound field changes significantly between the two tracks, signaling that they come from different studios and different time periods. Speaking of time periods, the liner notes claim "Foundation" is from the first time the singer stepped into the studio, and supports the argument with a picture of a 15 year-old Sizzla on his way to school. Other highlights come from what are obviously later years, as the smooth and modern "Jolly Good Time" flows like a Third World or Maxi Priest tune, while "Sufferation and Poverty" uses a jungle/drum'n'bass beat for a futuristic ragga experience. More info and this collection would be a revelation, but as it is, it's a welcome surprise and should have all Sizzla fans wondering what other undiscovered gems this Bobo Dread has lost to the vaults.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/2010
Label:
Greensleeves
UPC:
0601811205525
catalogNumber:
2055
Rank:
101439

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sizzla   Primary Artist
Dalton Browne   Guitar
Michael Fletcher   Bass Guitar
Dean Fraser   Horn,Vocal Harmony
Paul Kastick   Drums
Paul Jazzwad Yebuah   Keyboards
Christopher Birch   Keyboards
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Bowie   Keyboards
Mitchum Chin   Guitar
Robbie Lyn   Keyboards
Kirk Bennett   Drums
Bonitto   Flute
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen   Guitar
Shiah Coore   Guitar
Conradine Campbell   Vocal Harmony
Donald "Mr. Biggs" Dennis   Bass Guitar
Melborne "George" Miller   Drums
Karim Thompson   Drums
Jeffrey Forrest   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Paul Daley   Engineer
Robert Murphy   Engineer
Homer Harris   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Sizzla   Producer
Tony McDermott   Graphic Design
Paul Shields   Mastering
Garfield McDonald   Engineer
Arthur Simms   Engineer
Donald "Tixie" Dixon   Engineer
Kirk Palmer   Producer
Richard "Breadback" Bramwell   Engineer
Michelle Geister   Liner Notes

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