Lucky Day [UK Bonus Track]

Lucky Day [UK Bonus Track]

by Shaggy
     
 

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Both commercially and creatively, Hot Shot was a tough act to follow. That 2000 release boasted some of Shaggy's best work (including the naughty smash "It Wasn't Me"), and it sold an impressive ten million units internationally. So when the time came to record a follow-up, Shaggy no doubt felt the sort of pressure that Janet Jackson felt when she recorded a

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Both commercially and creatively, Hot Shot was a tough act to follow. That 2000 release boasted some of Shaggy's best work (including the naughty smash "It Wasn't Me"), and it sold an impressive ten million units internationally. So when the time came to record a follow-up, Shaggy no doubt felt the sort of pressure that Janet Jackson felt when she recorded a follow-up to Control. This October 2002 release is Shaggy's first album of new material since Hot Shot, although MCA did release an album of Shaggy remixes in early 2002. And even though Lucky Day isn't quite in a class with Hot Shot, it is still an enjoyable follow-up. The album is full of the type of congenial, good-natured crossover dancehall that Shaggy is best known for; those who don't mind the fact that Shaggy is very much a crossover artist won't be disappointed to learn that infectious ditties like "Get My Party On" (which boasts a cameo by guest Chaka Khan) and "Shake Shake Shake" have a lot of pop and urban contemporary appeal. But Lucky Day doesn't come across as formulaic, and Shaggy -- for all his commercial moves -- isn't afraid to offer some surprises. "Hey Sexy Lady" successfully fuses dancehall and funk with Spanish flamenco; it's an unlikely combination, but one that works. And Shaggy, who specializes in lighthearted fun, brings a surprisingly serious tone to "Lost" (a warning against the dangers of crime and street life) and "Walking in My Shoes" (which is about persevering despite challenges and adversity). Although not Shaggy's most essential album, Lucky Day is a rewarding effort that takes its share of chances -- both musically and lyrically. [This was also released in the UK with one bonus track and a video for "Sexy Lady"]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/2002
Label:
Mca Uk
UPC:
0008811311926
catalogNumber:
113119

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shaggy   Primary Artist
Chandra Armstead   Background Vocals
Armando Colon   Background Vocals,Musician
Michael Fletcher   Musician
Tony Gold   Background Vocals
Robert Livingston   Musician
Christopher Birch   Musician
Gordon Dukes   Background Vocals,Musician
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia   Background Vocals
Robert Browne   Musician
Prince Mydas   Background Vocals
Shaun Darson   Musician
Brian Gold   Background Vocals
Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent   Background Vocals
Gwendolyn Laster   Musician
Wondress Hutchinson   Background Vocals
Paul Gregory   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mister Doo   Producer
Errol Brown   Engineer
Armando Colon   Producer
Michael Fletcher   Producer
Robert Livingston   Producer,Executive Producer
P. Morrison   Composer
Phillip Smart   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Birch   Producer
Eliud "Lou" Ortiz   Engineer
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia   Producer,Engineer
Orville Burrell   Composer
Kevin "Wingy" Thompson   Engineer
Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent   Composer

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