BN.com Gift Guide

Crying to the Nation

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
One of the most common mistakes reggae artists have historically made is that of overproducing: the minute it becomes clear that they're capable of making hit songs, they immediately embark on a three-albums-a-year regimen that leaves them spent and the public fatigued. I-Octane ha has wisely bided his time. Despite a string of hit singles over the past several years, Crying to the Nation is his first full-length album, and it's a solid winner. A variety of Jamaican producers provide a range of rhythms and textures for him to sing over, most of them on the funky but gentle side; his voice is pleasing and his messages consistently uplifting. Although he seems to depend on ...
See more details below
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $9.38   
  • New (2) from $9.38   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
One of the most common mistakes reggae artists have historically made is that of overproducing: the minute it becomes clear that they're capable of making hit songs, they immediately embark on a three-albums-a-year regimen that leaves them spent and the public fatigued. I-Octane ha has wisely bided his time. Despite a string of hit singles over the past several years, Crying to the Nation is his first full-length album, and it's a solid winner. A variety of Jamaican producers provide a range of rhythms and textures for him to sing over, most of them on the funky but gentle side; his voice is pleasing and his messages consistently uplifting. Although he seems to depend on Auto-Tune a bit more than one might wish, he uses it more subtly than many of his colleagues do, and although he sometimes gets perilously close to the nasal pseudo-gospel whine that makes so many of his roots-and-culture colleagues so hard to listen to, he never crosses the line -- and his ability to jump from crooning to singjay toasting within the space of a beat is both impressive and fun. The songs are consistently strong, but particular highlights include "Zion Awaits" and the affecting "Lose a Friend." There are fine cameo appearances from Alborosie, Tarrus Riley, and the excellent deejay Agent Sasco. And he gets an extra half-star for including not a single skit on the program.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2012
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645196123
  • Catalog Number: 1961
  • Sales rank: 29,354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rules of Life (3:50)
  2. 2 Help I Please (2:51)
  3. 3 Vanity Will Come (3:44)
  4. 4 Nuh Love Inna Dem (3:24)
  5. 5 Puff It (3:27)
  6. 6 No More Violence (3:18)
  7. 7 System a Beat Dem (2:59)
  8. 8 Zion Awaits (3:41)
  9. 9 L.O.V.E. Y.O.U. (3:29)
  10. 10 Missing You - Agent Sasco (4:05)
  11. 11 Once More (2:53)
  12. 12 The Master's Plan (4:07)
  13. 13 Lose a Friend (3:35)
  14. 14 All We Need Is Love (3:19)
  15. 15 Space For All of Us (3:50)
  16. 16 Crying To the Nation (4:01)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
I-Octane Primary Artist
Dalton Browne Guitar
Michael Fletcher Bass
Dean Fraser Horn
Alvin Haughton Percussion
Eric Jensen Musician
Christopher Birch Keyboards
Robert Browne Guitar
Roland McDermott Background Vocals
Althea Layne Hamilton Background Vocals
Aeion Hoilett Bass
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory Guitar
Ernesto Mitchell Musician
Linton "T.J" White Musician
Christopher Martin Background Vocals
Andrew Marsh Keyboard Overdubs
Chevaughn Clayton Background Vocals
Kevon Webster Keyboards
Stephanie Wallace Background Vocals
David Hayle Musician
Jordan McClure Musician
Michael "Box Lunch" Howell Background Vocals
Sherieta Lewis Background Vocals
Brian Thompson Background Vocals
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin Keyboards
Nicole Burt Background Vocals
Richard "Richie Loops" Webb Vocals
Paul "Father P" Mitchell Musician
Mark Collinder Musician
Paul "Cash Flow" Mitchell Musician
Shaun Chablal Musician
Althea Hamilton Background Vocals
Kamal Evans Background Vocals
Laurent "Tippy I" Alfred Bass, Keyboards
Oral Brown Drums
Emogen "Blakness" Creese Background Vocals
Padraic Guitar
Sean "Seanizzle" Reid Musician
Ian Holmes Musician
Nicole Bart Background Vocals
Shawn Dawson Drums
Technical Credits
O. Brown Composer
Dalton Browne Composer
Dean Fraser Producer
Eric Jensen Composer
Robert Livingston Producer, Executive Producer
Christopher Birch Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Nigel Staff Composer
Roland McDermott Engineer
Aeion Hoilett Composer
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory Composer
Alberto D'Ascola Composer
Kevon Webster Composer
Andre "DJ Frass" Gordon Producer
David Hayle Producer
Jordan McClure Composer, Producer, Engineer
Richard Thomas Engineer
Michael "Box Lunch" Howell Engineer
D. Fraser Composer
Andre Fennell Composer, Programming
C. Dillon-EL Composer
M. Fletcher Composer
R. Livingston Composer
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin Composer
J. Campbell Composer
L. White Composer
T. Riley Composer
Phillip Linton Mastering
Byiome Muir Composer, Executive Producer
Richard "Richie Loops" Webb Engineer
Paul "Father P" Mitchell Composer
Paul "Cash Flow" Mitchell Producer, Engineer
Shaun Chablal Composer, Producer
Kamal Evans Engineer
Laurent "Tippy I" Alfred Composer, Engineer, drum programming
G. Bernard Composer
Sean "Seanizzle" Reid Producer, Engineer
Ian Holmes Composer
Sound Ponies Producer
Tovel McLean drum programming
Fabian McLean drum programming
Shawn Dawson Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously