Life

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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Life is the fifth, maybe sixth full-length for the alarmingly prolific Sizzla in 2004. This time there aren't any crossover surprises like the cover of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from Jah Knows Best released June of 2004 or the acoustic reggae of "Speak of Jah" from the album of the same name February of 2004, it's just a solid 16 cuts of dancehall and reggae. The digital slackness of "When Nature Calls" and "Greater One" are gritty sides here, but Life is largely an upbeat album with Sizzla leaning more than usual on the singing side of the sing-jay style he's known for. "Mortal Man" pairs his chalky rasp with the smooth croon of Thriller U, but otherwise it's all ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Life is the fifth, maybe sixth full-length for the alarmingly prolific Sizzla in 2004. This time there aren't any crossover surprises like the cover of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from Jah Knows Best released June of 2004 or the acoustic reggae of "Speak of Jah" from the album of the same name February of 2004, it's just a solid 16 cuts of dancehall and reggae. The digital slackness of "When Nature Calls" and "Greater One" are gritty sides here, but Life is largely an upbeat album with Sizzla leaning more than usual on the singing side of the sing-jay style he's known for. "Mortal Man" pairs his chalky rasp with the smooth croon of Thriller U, but otherwise it's all Sizzla's show as he sings about God "Jah Works", smoking "Marijuana", and staying positive "Things Will Be Better". What's missing this time, and on the last few albums as well, are the hellfire damnations that bogged down the otherwise good-natured Sizzla, and that is a good thing. Life isn't the definitive Sizzla album out there, that honor still falls to his early classic Black Woman & Child, and it's hard to say if it's the best of the year even -- he could release another album after all -- but it is another compelling chapter in what is becoming a hefty book of song from a Jamaican artist who is proving to be as consistent as he is inexhaustible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Label: Greensleeves
  • UPC: 601811128121
  • Catalog Number: 281
  • Sales rank: 126,306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Things Will Be Better (3:06)
  2. 2 Mortal Man (3:28)
  3. 3 Marijuana (4:00)
  4. 4 Haven't I Told You (3:36)
  5. 5 We Got the Love (3:29)
  6. 6 Jah Works (4:21)
  7. 7 Ain't That Nice (3:38)
  8. 8 Jah Love (3:19)
  9. 9 Greater One (3:06)
  10. 10 Stay in Tune (3:12)
  11. 11 When Nature Calls (3:19)
  12. 12 Born & Raised (3:12)
  13. 13 Life (3:57)
  14. 14 Perfect Lover (4:04)
  15. 15 One & Only (3:54)
  16. 16 One in My Life (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sizzla Primary Artist
Donald Dennis Musician
Daniel "Blaxxx" Lewis Musician
Shawn McDonald Musician
Kevin Blake Musician
Technical Credits
Donald Dennis Composer
Robert Murphy Engineer
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger Engineer
Aldo De Scalzi Composer
Miguel Collins Composer
D. Richard Lewis Composer
Richard Bramwell Engineer
Sizzla Kalonji Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Donald "Tixie" Dixon Audio Production
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