The Best of Sizzla: The Story Unfolds

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Sizzla's success is no mystery. He is a lightning-tongued DJ who can ride a rhythm and spout creative rhymes with the best of the dancehall chatters, and while he's no crooner, he is a better-than-average singer who presents his Bobo Dread beliefs with an appealing combination of rootswise devotion and gruff, aggressive certainty. And ever since attaching himself to Fattis Burrell's acclaimed Xterminator crew, he has done so to the accompaniment of the best dancehall and neo-roots rhythms available. This very useful two-disc best-of gives a good overview of Sizzla's work since the mid-'90s. Interestingly, the program de-emphasizes somewhat the gleeful depictions of fiery ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Sizzla's success is no mystery. He is a lightning-tongued DJ who can ride a rhythm and spout creative rhymes with the best of the dancehall chatters, and while he's no crooner, he is a better-than-average singer who presents his Bobo Dread beliefs with an appealing combination of rootswise devotion and gruff, aggressive certainty. And ever since attaching himself to Fattis Burrell's acclaimed Xterminator crew, he has done so to the accompaniment of the best dancehall and neo-roots rhythms available. This very useful two-disc best-of gives a good overview of Sizzla's work since the mid-'90s. Interestingly, the program de-emphasizes somewhat the gleeful depictions of fiery Babylonian destruction and the fierce homophobia that are typical of so many Bobo Dread albums including Sizzla's in favor of more generally palatable songs addressing broader issues of faith "No Other Like Jah," "Show Us the Way" and upright behavior "Good Ways," "Love Is Always There". Still, the preachiness would be harder to take if the rhythms weren't so consistently great and if he weren't such a talented singer. The combination tracks are a mixed bag; there are only two, and one "Jah Blessing," featuring Luciano is wonderful, while the other "King in the Jungle," with a whiny Jah Cure is bearable. Highly recommended overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645164429
  • Catalog Number: 1644
  • Sales rank: 56,612

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No White God (3:57)
  2. 2 Explain to the Almighty (3:52)
  3. 3 I Wonder (4:21)
  4. 4 Love Is Always There (3:38)
  5. 5 No Other Like Jah (3:56)
  6. 6 Praise Ye Jah (3:50)
  7. 7 Do You Ever? (3:54)
  8. 8 Like Mountain (3:54)
  9. 9 Dem Ah Wonder (3:58)
  10. 10 Kings of the Earth (3:43)
  11. 11 Holding Firm (3:37)
  12. 12 Mek Dem Secure (3:35)
  13. 13 Dem Ah Gaze (3:40)
  14. 14 One Away (3:55)
  15. 15 Give Dem Ah Ride (3:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Words of Devine (3:46)
  2. 2 Juvenile (3:22)
  3. 3 Dem Ah Try Ah Thing (3:29)
  4. 4 King in the Jungle - Jah Cure (3:44)
  5. 5 Black Woman & Child (3:45)
  6. 6 Brutality for Love (3:38)
  7. 7 Clean Up Your Heart (3:35)
  8. 8 Babylon Ah Listen (3:55)
  9. 9 Good Ways (3:17)
  10. 10 Azanido (3:06)
  11. 11 Jah Blessing (3:42)
  12. 12 Show Us the Way (3:27)
  13. 13 Blaze Fire Blaze (3:32)
  14. 14 Taking Over (3:58)
  15. 15 To the Point (3:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sizzla Primary Artist
Jah Cure Track Performer
Technical Credits
R. Bell Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell Producer
The Firehouse Crew Producer
Dean Fraser Producer
Christopher James Producer
Barry O'Hare Producer
Cegricia Hamilton Producer
Winston Riley Producer
Hugh Beresford Hammond Producer
Joel Chin Executive Producer, Mastering
Leroy Champaign Art Direction, Cover Illustration
Bobby "Digital" Dixon Producer
Paul Shields Mastering
African Star Producer
Collin Levy Producer
C. James Producer
Chris Chin Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best of the best..........relating to chakie the i and i.

    Sizzla is a very creative artist ,which provide the viewer not only with a catchy beat ,but words of wisdom and understanding that enable one to see there way of life and relate to it by his preaching of the BIBLE and the emotions from his heart that many of us can relate to,for e.g-i thank u jah,and one of my favorite lines which is so true is,... i'm i to humble or ignorant.Sizzla is one in a trillion,yes one in a trillion as his performance show such. Even on stage it is an experience that is more than satifying but yet fulfilling.It it difficult to explain but my heart ,soul and mind goes into a different zone.When there is no guardian figure while growing up i listen to Sizzla all through the years,and i was taught many things as his music became a teacher of experience,that guide me to be the woman that i can be......and as he stated,...... you can't keep a good man down....and i allow no one and nothing to keep me down. and so i thank him.Bless!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate

    Sizzla has and still is bringing great inspiration to the Black Race. Amongst these are numberous amount of youths struggling to understand and survive in this system.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JAH guide and protect Sizzla and all Africa

    sizzla continues to inspire we young men of africa and he assists in our spiritual upliftment. thank you sizzla and Jah guide. kalumbu pupe, lusaka, zambia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awestruck!

    This is a must-have album for any fan of conscious reggae. One amazing track after another. You can find some of Sizzla's best on this 2 disc collection. The sound quality is perfect. If you don't have many Sizzla cd's this is definitely the next one to get.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BIG UP FOR REAL!

    This is normal,cause he is dred ras from Jamacia for real and nuff respect brother.Cause he"s the perfect one for you next,and no body cannot lose when you buy this album.One love and stay cool brother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sizzla's story unfolds for sure

    Sizzla's story surely unfolds in this round-up of probably his greatest works to date aptly titled The Story Unfolds- The Best of. The thirty-track album carries the tracks that introduced me to the dimunitive artist in the summer of 95 right down to some of his more recent offerings. They are all tracks that capture his energy, artistry, livity and undoudtet talent. It is essential for new comers to Sizzla's world. It is long-overdue for his legion of fans. The CDs are still logged in my player. It will be a long long while before I play some other music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    really the best

    Sizzla has proven to be a very good artiste over the years.Being one of his biggest fans I would prefer to see him return to his more cultural aspect like on this album in putting across his music today,which has brought him to the top.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    to sizzla

    what every he make i will buy iam in love with that way he is one on one with life so if you can say i love him and it true so even if he made a record that flop i would by one day i would like to meet sizzla the men he full of wisdom in i know i can learn so sizzla if your out their email me if you dare i would like to start a fan club i hope you people give sizzla my letter

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