Silky Mood

Silky Mood

by Garnett Silk
     
 

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This set's title is a bit misleading, especially if you presume that it's filled with rich romantic numbers; and although this ten-track compilation showcases many of Garnett Silk's moods, few could be described as silky. Released in 1996, amongst the flood of posthumous albums being unleashed in the aftermath of the singer's tragic death, this set is a decidedly

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This set's title is a bit misleading, especially if you presume that it's filled with rich romantic numbers; and although this ten-track compilation showcases many of Garnett Silk's moods, few could be described as silky. Released in 1996, amongst the flood of posthumous albums being unleashed in the aftermath of the singer's tragic death, this set is a decidedly mixed bag, emotionally and musically. Six of the songs come courtesy of King Jammy, another pair were cut for E.J. Robinson, and there's one each from Top Ranks and Right Track. Point of entry for most fans will be the big hits "Fill Us Up with Your Mercy" and "Lord Watch Over Our Shoulder," both excellent cultural cuts for Jammy, while the equally stellar "Let Them Talk" unites the singer with Frankie Paul and Determine in praise of Jah. "Babylon Be Still" was also a much deserved hit, and producer Robinson used a variation of its rhythm for the angry "Cry of My People," where Silk tackles injustice. In a very different mood comes "Let It Flow," Silk is at his sweetest, sharing the delight of love with listeners for an absolutely irresistible number. "So Divine" is Motownesque, a wondrously pop-soul love song twinned to Jammy's own true love of dancehall beats and plenty of sparkling melody. In contrast, the more sophisticated "Your Gonna Need Love" takes a lusher, more modern approach, while "Stacy" again finds inspiration from the '60s, but this time in a pure soul fashion, Silk at his most impassioned. Careening from romance to religion, and across a myriad of styles, Silky Mood is a roller coaster ride, and although there are more representative comps to be had, this is still one that fans will treasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/1995
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645143721
catalogNumber:
1437
Rank:
125820

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garnett Silk   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frankie Paul   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Determine   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Steely & Clevie   Contributor
Firehouse Crew   Contributor
Dean Fraser   Contributor
Dennis Howard   Producer
Lloyd James   Composer
King Jammy   Producer,Engineer
Mafia & Fluxy   Contributor
John John   Engineer
Danny Brownie   Contributor
Chris Meridith   Contributor
Jazzwad   Contributor
Garnett Smith   Composer
Fat Man   Engineer

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