Glorify the Lord

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
There has always been a very broad spectrum of sincerity among reggae's Rastafarian artists. For many, Rastafari is a whole-life commitment; for others, wearing dreadlocks and moaning about sufferation in Babylon is just one more way of cashing in. And of course, there are many artists whose commitment falls somewhere between those extremes. There's never been any question where Fred Locks stands on that continuum, though: he's about as devout as they come. The downside of that kind of sincerity, however, is that it tends to limit what one is willing to sing about, and everything he's willing to sing about on Glorify the Lord has already been sung about many, many, many ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
There has always been a very broad spectrum of sincerity among reggae's Rastafarian artists. For many, Rastafari is a whole-life commitment; for others, wearing dreadlocks and moaning about sufferation in Babylon is just one more way of cashing in. And of course, there are many artists whose commitment falls somewhere between those extremes. There's never been any question where Fred Locks stands on that continuum, though: he's about as devout as they come. The downside of that kind of sincerity, however, is that it tends to limit what one is willing to sing about, and everything he's willing to sing about on Glorify the Lord has already been sung about many, many, many times before. That would be OK if the songs were more memorable in their tunes and backing tracks, but the artist relies too much on dry, featureless melodies and two-chord progressions. Producer Steve "Blacker Dread" Martin provides him with excellent original rhythms and the occasional update of a vintage one, and combined with Locks' naturally attractive voice they end up working quite well most of the time -- he does a creditable job covering the Junior Byles classic "Curly Locks," acquits himself nicely on "Can't Hide from Jah," and even puts "A Nice Feeling" across pretty convincingly despite its generic lyrics and so-so tune. He does suffer from some pitch problems on "Watch Your Livity" and, to a lesser extent, on "Keep Up the Good Works" when he tries to soar up to the high notes. But overall this is a good, workmanlike reggae album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Cousins
  • EAN: 5060130070378
  • Catalog Number: 43
  • Sales rank: 315,969

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Locks Primary Artist, Harmony
Chico Chin Horn
Donald Dennis Bass, Keyboards
Dean Fraser Clarinet, Horn
Tony Greene Horn, Harmony
George Miller Drums
Earl Morgan Harmony
Nambo Robinson Horn
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harmony
Earl "Bagga" Walker Bass
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace Percussion
Paul Crossdale Keyboards
Dalton Brownie Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harmony
Errol Hird Horn
Marjorie Smith Harmony
Dave "Fluxy" Heywood Drums
Technical Credits
Paul Daley Engineer
Dean Fraser Engineer
Collins Moore Liner Notes
Greg Morris Engineer
Roland McDermott Engineer
Nigel Burrell Engineer
Carlos Allwood Engineer
Chris Montez Miller Engineer
S. Elliot Audio Production
Deego Audio Production
Steve "Blacker Dread" Martin Audio Production
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