Reggae Gold 1996

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Like the RAS label out of Washington, D.C., VP Records has found success as a stateside label specializing in modern dancehall reggae. Whereas RAS focuses on more roots-minded vocal and DJ cuts, VP keeps attuned almost exclusively to the digital ragga sounds that came to the fore during the '90s. The label certainly has one of the most impressive rosters in this respect, including the likes of Buju Banton, Beenie Man, General Degree, Lady Saw, Beres Hammond, and Bounty Killer, among many others. This fourth installment in VP's high-profile Reggae Gold series offers up prime cuts from all these singers and DJs, along with some updated roots-ragga from Luciano as well as a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Like the RAS label out of Washington, D.C., VP Records has found success as a stateside label specializing in modern dancehall reggae. Whereas RAS focuses on more roots-minded vocal and DJ cuts, VP keeps attuned almost exclusively to the digital ragga sounds that came to the fore during the '90s. The label certainly has one of the most impressive rosters in this respect, including the likes of Buju Banton, Beenie Man, General Degree, Lady Saw, Beres Hammond, and Bounty Killer, among many others. This fourth installment in VP's high-profile Reggae Gold series offers up prime cuts from all these singers and DJs, along with some updated roots-ragga from Luciano as well as a fine Gregory Isaacs and Lady Saw duet on an update of "Night Nurse." Other standout tracks include Saw's ribald "No Long Talk" her infamous vocal gymnastics taking on Diamanda Galas proportions, Bounty Killer's tight bit of robotic funk "Benz & the Bimma," and General Degree's slinky rub-a-dub cut "When I Hold You Tonight." Those in need of more traditional vocalizing can look forward to Beres Hammond's sunny "Love From a Distance" and Mikey Spice's "Showers of Blessing." And after getting the cloying taste of Junior Tucker's abysmal pop-lite side "Love Somebody" out of your mouth, be sure to also check out more prime sides by both Shabba Ranks and Banton. Also featuring the stellar production work of studio luminaries like Steely & Clevie, Sly & Robbie, Bobby Digital, and Phillip Burell, Reggae Gold '96 makes for a fine introduction to the world of digital reggae.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/1996
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645147927
  • Catalog Number: 1479
  • Sales rank: 92,785

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Old Dog (2:44)
  2. 2 When I Hold You Tonight (3:38)
  3. 3 No Long Talking (3:43)
  4. 4 Benz & The Beama (3:46)
  5. 5 Bad Boy (3:46)
  6. 6 Give Me the Reason (4:31)
  7. 7 Love from a Distance (3:49)
  8. 8 Fed Up (3:41)
  9. 9 Heart of a Lion (3:51)
  10. 10 Night Nurse '96 (4:19)
  11. 11 Murderer (4:20)
  12. 12 Showers of Blessing (4:03)
  13. 13 Love Somebody (4:16)
  14. 14 Love Jah and Live - Luciano (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barrington Levy Track Performer
Shabba Ranks Track Performer
Buju Banton Track Performer
Beenie Man Track Performer
Beres Hammond Track Performer
General Degree Track Performer
Gregory Isaacs Track Performer
Junior Tucker Track Performer
Mikey Spice Track Performer
Luciano Track Performer
Bounty Killer Track Performer
Lady Saw Track Performer
Technical Credits
Steely & Clevie Arranger, Producer
Dave Kelly Arranger, Producer
Stranger Arranger, Producer
Sly & Robbie Arranger, Producer
Beres Hammond Arranger, Producer
Glen Browne Arranger, Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell Arranger, Producer
Lloyd Campbell Arranger, Producer
Donovan Germain Arranger, Producer
Patrick Roberts Arranger, Producer
David Sanguinetti Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Chris Scott Mastering
Bobby "Digital" Dixon Arranger, Producer
Paul Shields Mastering
Robert Browne Arranger, Producer
James Goring Liner Notes, Art Direction
Aden "Noble" Jones Arranger, Producer
C. Butt Composer
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