Lessons of Life

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Peace, love, and positive vibes couldn't ask for a better campaigner than the man who delivers the conscious lyrics with the heart of a lovers rock singer, Luciano. With Lessons of Life he's back in top form and you can thank Fat Eyes, the production team that blends roots and ragga with grooving style, for that. A hand-on team, Fat Eyes adds dub twists, sweeping synths, and ping-pong noises to a solid, non-digital base. It allows Luciano's passions to run freely as he bounces between the roles of Romeo and prophet effortlessly and convincingly. That he delivers the roots-and-culture tracks with approachable warmth and a learned voice won't be news to any Luciano ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Peace, love, and positive vibes couldn't ask for a better campaigner than the man who delivers the conscious lyrics with the heart of a lovers rock singer, Luciano. With Lessons of Life he's back in top form and you can thank Fat Eyes, the production team that blends roots and ragga with grooving style, for that. A hand-on team, Fat Eyes adds dub twists, sweeping synths, and ping-pong noises to a solid, non-digital base. It allows Luciano's passions to run freely as he bounces between the roles of Romeo and prophet effortlessly and convincingly. That he delivers the roots-and-culture tracks with approachable warmth and a learned voice won't be news to any Luciano regulars, but Lessons of Life is a standout due to the risks it takes and the genre wandering it does. "Sweetness" is a soulful, steamy surprise with more of an Al Green feel than usual, crazy bleeps and bloops make "Humble Yourself" a highlight, and "Love Is the Future" could pass for an R. Kelly/Lenny Kravitz team-up. Luciano eases into every twist and turn the album takes like a champion Formula 1 driver, and no song here is without purpose. Another killer album in a discography that has more than its fair share.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351456021
  • Catalog Number: 45060
  • Sales rank: 165,174

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Step Right In (3:58)
  2. 2 Jah Give (3:51)
  3. 3 Sitting and Watching (3:44)
  4. 4 Don't Rush Now (3:49)
  5. 5 Love Affair (3:44)
  6. 6 Take a Sip (3:51)
  7. 7 Real Rastaman - Louie Culture (3:48)
  8. 8 Roll Away (3:57)
  9. 9 Sweetness (4:04)
  10. 10 Humble Yourself (3:50)
  11. 11 Love is the Future (3:53)
  12. 12 Lessons of Life (3:39)
  13. 13 Take a Sip (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luciano Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Pam Hall Background Vocals
Tony Rebel Vocals, Guest Appearance
Wayne Armond Guitar
Aston Barrett Bass
Chico Chin Horn
The Daffodils Background Vocals
Danny Dennis Bass
Donald Dennis Bass, Keyboards
Sly Dunbar Drums
Lynford "Fatta" Marshall Background Vocals
Michael Fletcher Bass
Dean Fraser Horn
Clive "Azul" Hunt Organ, Keyboards
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Sky Juice Percussion
Paul Kastick Drums
Robert Lyn Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Dwight Pinkney Guitar
Nambo Robinson Horn
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Nadine Sutherland Guest Appearance
Christopher Birch Piano, Keyboards
Charles Sharpe Drums
Mikey General Background Vocals
Louie Culture Guest Appearance
Lukie D Background Vocals
Dalton Brownie Guitar
Robert Brownie Guitar
Peterman Background Vocals
Brian Gold Background Vocals
Cleeveland Brownie Drums
Mark Chetata Drums
Technical Credits
Dennis Brown Composer
L. Brown Composer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Composer
Sly Dunbar Composer
Junior Edwards Engineer
Lynford "Fatta" Marshall Composer, Engineer
B. Grant Composer
Clive "Azul" Hunt Composer, Horn Arrangements
Paul Kastick Composer
Robert Lyn Composer
Richard Marshall Engineer
Nadine Sutherland Composer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Collin "Bulbie" York Composer, Engineer
Luciano Composer
Hopeton Lindo Composer
Peter "Mann" Gayle Composer
Alberto Blackwood Engineer
Burro Engineer
Fat Eyes Producer, Audio Production
Ansel Edwards Jr. Engineer
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