The Ruler 1972-1990: Reggae Anthology

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Released almost a year after his death at the age of 59, The Ruler: 1972-1990 is a fantastic 40-track collection covering the smooth reggae crooner's best years. Heartbreak, heartache, and occasional social commentary were well within Gregory Isaacs' grasp, with all of it delivered in a convincingly reserved tone, earning him the nickname "The Cool Ruler." The quintessential numbers are almost all here, with "My Only Lover," "My Number One," "Mr. Cop," "Night Nurse," "Rumours," and "Red Rose for Gregory" making this one stellar track list. The stern uprising track "Slave Master" is here, too, although in a live version. Still, it's a very good version and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Released almost a year after his death at the age of 59, The Ruler: 1972-1990 is a fantastic 40-track collection covering the smooth reggae crooner's best years. Heartbreak, heartache, and occasional social commentary were well within Gregory Isaacs' grasp, with all of it delivered in a convincingly reserved tone, earning him the nickname "The Cool Ruler." The quintessential numbers are almost all here, with "My Only Lover," "My Number One," "Mr. Cop," "Night Nurse," "Rumours," and "Red Rose for Gregory" making this one stellar track list. The stern uprising track "Slave Master" is here, too, although in a live version. Still, it's a very good version and the compilation's excellent second-tier selections more than make up for it; plus, to get some extended mixes as well is absolute gravy. Buy the physical release and a live 1984 show from the Brixton Academy is included on DVD, and the booklet features a welcome essay from Steve "Serpiente" Stromberg along with track-by-track commentary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2011
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645418621
  • Catalog Number: 4186
  • Sales rank: 16,763

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Only Lover (3:05)
  2. 2 Do You Ever (3:20)
  3. 3 All I Have Is Love (2:18)
  4. 4 Lonely Soldier (2:51)
  5. 5 Love Is Overdue (3:04)
  6. 6 Never Be Ungrateful (5:34)
  7. 7 Ba Da (3:12)
  8. 8 The Sun Shines for Me (4:50)
  9. 9 Set the Captives Free (2:57)
  10. 10 My Religion (3:05)
  11. 11 Philistines (3:35)
  12. 12 My Number One (3:42)
  13. 13 Tumbling Tears (3:41)
  14. 14 Special Guest (3:52)
  15. 15 Border (3:59)
  16. 16 Storm (4:02)
  17. 17 Mr. Cop (7:33)
  18. 18 Sister Love (3:08)
  19. 19 My Time (4:00)
  20. 20 Slave Master (3:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Let's Dance (2:33)
  2. 2 John Public (3:01)
  3. 3 Soon Forward (4:54)
  4. 4 Tune In (3:34)
  5. 5 Top Ten (3:20)
  6. 6 Permanent Lover (2:55)
  7. 7 Front Door (3:58)
  8. 8 If I Don't Have You (4:08)
  9. 9 Night Nurse (3:57)
  10. 10 Private Secretary (4:30)
  11. 11 Let Off S'upm (4:40)
  12. 12 Private Beach Party (4:14)
  13. 13 Victim (3:09)
  14. 14 One Man Against the World (3:19)
  15. 15 Rumours (3:35)
  16. 16 Red Rose for Gregory (4:06)
  17. 17 Big All Around (5:37)
  18. 18 Jealousy (3:57)
  19. 19 My Native Woman (3:25)
  20. 20 Too Good to Be True (4:05)
Disc 3
  1. 1 [Untitled]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gregory Isaacs Primary Artist
The Heptones Background Vocals
The Mighty Diamonds Background Vocals
The Aggrovators Musician
Revolutionaries Musician
Ansel Collins Keyboards
The Upsetters Musician
Bingy Bunny Guitar
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Drums, Background Vocals
Danny Browne Bass
Dalton Browne Guitar
Sly Dunbar Drums
Bobby Ellis Horn
Dean Fraser Horn
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Bass
J.C. Lodge Background Vocals
Herman Marquis Horn
Tommy McCook Horn
Dwight Pinkney Guitar
Ranchie Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Ernest Wilson Bass
Soul Syndicate Musician
Robbie Lyn Keyboards
Michael Bennett Background Vocals
Frankie Waul Keyboards
Technical Credits
John Holt Composer
Errol Dunkley Producer
Sly & Robbie Producer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Producer
Ossie Hibbert Composer, Producer
Carlton Hines Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness Composer
Gregory Isaacs Composer, Producer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Composer
Bert Keyes Composer
Niney the Observer Producer
Alvin Ranglin Producer
Sylvester Weise Composer
Errol "Flabba" Holt Producer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Myrna March Composer
Hopeton Lindo Composer
Clive Chin Producer
Paul Shields Mastering
Phil Pratt Producer
Hugh "Redman" James Producer
Keith Anderson Composer
Michael Bennett Composer
Donald Clive Davidson Mastering, Reissue Coordinator
Steve "Serpiente" Stromberg Liner Notes
David "Tappa Zukie" Sinclair Producer
Tappa Zukie Producer
Rose Gaines Composer
James Hugh Composer
Hattie Leeper Composer
Ewan Barrett Composer
Cleveland Browne Composer
Beresford C. Estick Composer
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