Pure Pleasure

Pure Pleasure

by Shaggy
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Shaggy's debut album, Pure Pleasure, has been described as a dancehall album for those who generally don't care for dancehall and, to be sure, the CD managed to reach a lot of listeners who find dancehall limited and one-dimensional. The toaster accomplished this by striving for variety and being more musical than a lot of dancehall artists. Plus, the fact that

Overview

Shaggy's debut album, Pure Pleasure, has been described as a dancehall album for those who generally don't care for dancehall and, to be sure, the CD managed to reach a lot of listeners who find dancehall limited and one-dimensional. The toaster accomplished this by striving for variety and being more musical than a lot of dancehall artists. Plus, the fact that he is fairly recognizable doesn't hurt; when other 1990s dancehall upstarts were becoming Shabba Ranks clones, Shaggy combined dancehall aggression with such influences as Yellowman. Pure Pleasure has its share of conventional, sexploitive dancehall, but Shaggy takes some chances on conscious numbers like "It Bun Me" and "Give Thanks and Praise" as well as his infectious interpretation of Prince Buster's "Oh, Carolina." Pure Pleasure isn't a gem, but it's an often enjoyable album that has some variety and does its part to broaden dancehall.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1993
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0077778795322
catalogNumber:
87953

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shaggy   Primary Artist
Rayvon   Track Performer
Jimmy Delgado   Conga
Dinesh   Percussion,Overdubs
Arthur Sharp   Saxophone
Dennis Halliburton   Overdubs

Technical Credits

Nass T. Hackett   Engineer
Robert Livingston   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Engineer
Phillip Smart   Producer,Engineer
Speedy   Engineer
Sting International   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Winston Rosa   Engineer
Dennis Halliburton   Engineer
Ben Socolov   Executive Producer
Tootie Wayne   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
J. Raff Allen   Producer,Engineer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >