Full Circle

Full Circle

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by Morgan Heritage
     
 
Morgan Heritage have become standard bearers for roots reggae. Listening to the opening track here, it becomes apparent that they've taken ideas on board equally from Bob Marley and Third World. They're not afraid of making their sound commercial and accessible, although with a very pleasing thickness that's

Overview

Morgan Heritage have become standard bearers for roots reggae. Listening to the opening track here, it becomes apparent that they've taken ideas on board equally from Bob Marley and Third World. They're not afraid of making their sound commercial and accessible, although with a very pleasing thickness that's perfectly commendable. Indeed, for much of the first eight cuts here, they play within that template, with conscious lyrics about righteousness in both life and relationships, before they take an unexpected detour into hip-hop for a while -- and that's hip-hop, not dancehall. It's well done, but still the type of thing that will have you wondering if someone's been messing with your CD player. However, by "Propaganda" they're back where they should be, back with the roots and skanking along in a gentle groove, trading voices. With excellent production -- good bottom in the sound, stirring arrangements, and good performances where the voices, rather than the instruments, stand out -- they do what they do very well. It's impossible to criticize their forays into hip-hop; it's just not the reason people buy Morgan Heritage albums, really. A different EP for those experiments might have been a better idea. They close with a remix of "U've Got Me" (which isn't on the album) featuring Bounty Killer and Sizzla, which brings a strong dancehall edge to roots, a powerful, spare marriage of the past and the present.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645168526
catalogNumber:
1685
Rank:
71590

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morgan Heritage   Primary Artist
Cobra   Vocals
Dalton Browne   Guitar
Ian Coleman   Guitar
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Donald Kinsey   Guitar
Peter Morgan   Vocals,Background Vocals,Rap,Group Member
Winston Rose   Saxophone
Christopher Birch   Bass,Drums,Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Clifford Branch   Keyboards,Clavinet
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Nigel Staff   Keyboards
Sizzla   Vocals
Bounty Killer   Background Vocals
Benjy Myaz   Bass,Bass Guitar
Chris Meridith   Bass Guitar
Robert Browne   Guitar
Bushman   Background Vocals
LMS   Vocals
Shaun Darson   Drums
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson   Bass
Dave Haywood   Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Donald "Danny Bassie" Dennis   Bass
Kirk Bennett   Drums
Hopeton Hibbert   Bass,Bass Guitar
Gramps Morgan   Keyboards,Vocals
Mojo Morgan   Percussion
Andrew "Simmo" Simpson   Guitar
Damion "Jr. Gong" Morgan   Vocals
Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan   Guitar

Technical Credits

Denroy Morgan   Executive Producer
Bobby Dixon   Composer
Lynford "Fatta" Marshall   Engineer
Donovan Germain   Audio Production
Morgan Heritage   Composer,Producer
Robert Livingston   Producer,Audio Production
Christopher Birch   Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Carl McCleod   Composer
Raymond McCleod   Composer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
M. Collins   Composer
Randy Chin   Executive Producer
R. Price   Composer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett   Producer
Rafael Edwards   Producer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett   drum programming
Michael Morgan   drum programming
Rae Edwards   Audio Production
Michael "Mickey John" Johnson   Audio Production

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Full Circle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say!!!! I love all of the tracks. Thank you for the positive vibrations!!! But I must admit, I am in love with "Hail Up The Lion", and "Best Friend". Once again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!