Love & Hate: The Best of Dennis Brown

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
No single-CD compilation could even begin to scratch the surface of Dennis Brown's best recordings, least of all one with a mere 15 tracks, but in its favor, Love & Hate: The Best of Dennis Brown does provide some welcome variety. Highlighting both the singer's romantic numbers and cultural classics, and trawling through his '70s and '80s canons, this compilation attempts to sum up Brown's oeuvre in broad strokes. Eschewing his early years at Studio One, and any sense of chronology, the set kicks off with what would become a Brown standard, 1977's "Here I Come." However, the story really begins back in 1972, when the singer left Studio One and began recording with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
No single-CD compilation could even begin to scratch the surface of Dennis Brown's best recordings, least of all one with a mere 15 tracks, but in its favor, Love & Hate: The Best of Dennis Brown does provide some welcome variety. Highlighting both the singer's romantic numbers and cultural classics, and trawling through his '70s and '80s canons, this compilation attempts to sum up Brown's oeuvre in broad strokes. Eschewing his early years at Studio One, and any sense of chronology, the set kicks off with what would become a Brown standard, 1977's "Here I Come." However, the story really begins back in 1972, when the singer left Studio One and began recording with other producers, including Derrick Harriott, for whom he cut "Silhouettes," and Joe Gibbs, who released "Money in My Pocket" which, when recut in 1979, would jangle up the British charts. Even so, the teenager was yet to break out of his own mold, until, that is, he met up with Niney the Observer . Under the Observer's aegis, Brown unleashed a tsunami of singles, quickly maturing into one of Jamaica's most revered cultural heroes. Among the classics which earned him this status were "Wolves and Leopards," "Cassandra," and "Westbound Train." If Brown never recorded another song, his reputation would still have been assured. But the young singer was nowhere near through, and in 1976, he moved into self-production, with "Promised Land" and "Stop Your Fighting" aka "Stop Your Fussing & Fighting," aka "Together Brothers" illustrating the quality of this work. Still, Brown continued cutting singles for other producers, and in 1979 reunited with Gibbs for a series of stunning albums; "Should I," from their Words of Wisdom LP dates from their first year back together. As styles shifted in the dancehalls, Brown linked up with Prince Jammy, but none of that excellent material is featured here. Instead, the set looks at his work with the equally hot producers Sly & Robbie, who oversaw such mid-'80s smash hits as "Revolution," "Sitting & Watching," and "Have You Ever Been in Love." Although it doesn't provide a career-spanning overview, Love & Hate still covers a lot of ground, sweeping across the highlights of this revered singer's greatest work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/1996
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645147118
  • Catalog Number: 1471
  • Sales rank: 141,275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here I Come (4:26)
  2. 2 Promised Land (4:44)
  3. 3 Get Myself Together (3:08)
  4. 4 Revolution (4:22)
  5. 5 Money in My Pocket (3:48)
  6. 6 Silhouette (3:21)
  7. 7 Sitting and Watching (4:03)
  8. 8 Should I (3:54)
  9. 9 Westbound Train (3:08)
  10. 10 Wolves and Leopards (2:47)
  11. 11 Have You Ever Been in Love (3:47)
  12. 12 Stop Your Fighting (3:29)
  13. 13 Hold on to What You've Got (5:33)
  14. 14 Cassandra (2:47)
  15. 15 Wildfire (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dennis Brown Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Dennis Brown Producer
Chuck Berry Composer
Joe Gibbs Producer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Benny Andersson Composer
Tad Dawkins Producer
Sly Dunbar Producer
Niney the Observer Producer
David Sanguinetti Executive Producer
Robbie Shakespeare Producer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
Derrick Harriott Producer
Joel Chin Executive Producer
Chris Scott Mastering
Leroy Champaign Art Direction
Paul Shields Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Always in CD Player

    This CD is a constant in my CD player. The CD includes all of Dennis Brown's traditional hits. A definite for all true Dennis Brown Fan.

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