On My Mind

On My Mind

by Da'Ville


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On My Mind

He's got what may be the dumbest stage name in reggae music, and he's not quite as good a singer as he and his producers think he is. But the stage name doesn't matter and he is a very fine singer, and on his second album he comes out swinging and only stumbles a couple of times. The stumbles aren't all his fault: "And So I Will Wait for You" fails partly because of his slightly off-pitch singing and partly because of the strange vocal mix; "Give Thanks for What You've Got" fails because of its shrill preachiness; and "I'm in Love with You" fails because it's just so utterly generic in its tired loverman platitudes. But his combination version of "Always on My Mind" (with Sean Paul on chat duty), his duet with Marcia Griffiths on a version of the Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville hit "All My Life," and the soca/hip-hop fusion of "Give It Up for My Baby" are all lots of fun, as are the tracks on which his own voice is richly layered in background harmonies -- note especially the lovely "This Time I Promise." And when he recycles the "Baby Why" rhythm on "My Heart," the effect is charming and sweetly nostalgic. This isn't a perfect album, but very few are. Recommended. ~ Rick Anderson­

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2007
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645175227
catalogNumber: 1752

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Da'Ville   Primary Artist,Vocals
Fiona   Background Vocals
Pam Hall   Background Vocals
Dalton Browne   Guitar
Glen Browne   Musician
Firehouse Crew   Various,Musician
Sly Dunbar   Musician
Dean Fraser   Musician
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
Robert Lyn   Musician
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Musician
Sean Paul   Vocals
Stephen McGregor   Overdubs,Musician
Connie   Background Vocals
Kirk Bennett   Drums
Arif Cooper   Musician
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen   Guitar
Philip James   Keyboards
Donald "Mr. Biggs" Dennis   Bass Guitar
Donald 'Duke' Dawes   Keyboards
Sherida   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lloyd Campbell   Producer,Audio Production
Donovan Germain   Audio Production
Frenchie   Audio Production
Jason Sterling   Producer,Audio Production
Michelle Campbell   Producer,Audio Production
Arif Cooper   Producer,Audio Production
Captain Sinbad   Audio Production
Orville Thomas   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
R. Walters   Audio Production
Jonnice Brown   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production

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