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Reggae Gold 2010
     

Reggae Gold 2010

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VP's reliable Reggae Gold series doesn't slip with its 2010 volume, but there are a couple of surprising, maybe even polarizing, curveballs. In keeping with the internationally themed cover art -- "honoring" the 2010 World Cup -- this time tracks from outside Jamaica and the surrounding islands are included, with Michael Franti

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VP's reliable Reggae Gold series doesn't slip with its 2010 volume, but there are a couple of surprising, maybe even polarizing, curveballs. In keeping with the internationally themed cover art -- "honoring" the 2010 World Cup -- this time tracks from outside Jamaica and the surrounding islands are included, with Michael Franti representing the American jam band-strain of reggae while Major Lazer comes from the world of crazed, dancehall-influenced indie electronica. Purist arguments aside, both cuts are crucial, as is the genre-bridging "As We Enter" from Damian Marley and rapper Nas. No surprise, then, that the more traditional selections are all winners with Gyptian's comeback ballad "Hold You" proudly sitting on top. Check the Commodores-quoting "Sweet Love (Night Shift)" for the usually aggressive Busy Signal at his pillow-talk best, or if you prefer a romance ballad from the roots side, you couldn't do much better than Tarrus Riley and his "Love's Contagious." With Etana, Sean Paul, Koshens, and Beres Hammond all delivering prime numbers on the slow slide, the set places dancehall as a distant third behind roots and lovers rock, but the aggressive genre could ride the whole of 2010 on "Clarks" alone, with Shaggy and Mavado's strong tracks vying for second behind Vybz Kartel's infectious masterpiece. Reggae Gold regulars should anticipate a more chilled tempo and more diversity than ever, along with the usual high quality control. Casual fans without the Gyptian, Riley, and Kartel cuts in their collection get to pick up 2010's holy trinity in one fell swoop. It's a win either way.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2010
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645190923
catalogNumber:
1909
Rank:
93620

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Michael Franti   Composer,Producer
Dean Fraser   Composer,Producer
Dennis Lambert   Composer
Christopher Palmer   Composer
Anthony Kelly   Composer
Christopher Birch   Composer,Producer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Carl Young   Composer
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Composer,Producer
Joel Chin   Executive Producer
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia   Producer
Orville Burrell   Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Marvin Clarke   Composer
Mulatu Astatke   Composer
Stephen McGregor   Composer
Sean Paul Henriques   Composer
Santi White   Composer
Arif Cooper   Composer,Producer
Diplo   Producer
Kemar McGregor   Composer,Producer
Tessanne Chin   Composer
Craig Harrisingh   Composer
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown   Composer
Imran Passard   Executive Producer
Romain Virgo   Composer
David Harrisingh   Composer
Wayne "Unga" Thompson   Producer
Chevaughn Clayton   Composer
David Hayle   Composer
Jordan McClure   Composer
Adidja Palmer   Composer
G. Spence   Composer
Reanno Gordon   Producer
Craig Marsh   Composer
Tony "CD" Kelly   Producer
Lionel "Deadbeat" De La O   Producer
R.N. Marley   Composer
S. Warren   Composer
E. Mitchell   Composer
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
David Brooks   Composer
Kemar Ottey   Composer
Dameon Gayle   Composer
Clayton Morrison   Composer
Ivor Lindo   Composer
Shauna McKenzie   Composer
Hugh Hammond   Composer
Nasir Jones   Composer
Shane C. Brown   Producer
Ricardo Gardner   Composer,Producer
Windell Edwards   Composer,Producer
A. De La O Lionel   Composer
Francine Vicki Golde   Composer
David James Taylor   Composer
Robbie Franti   Producer
Paul Mitchell   Composer
Paul Mitchell   Composer
Paul "Cash Flow" Mitchell   Producer
Omar Riley   Composer
ZJ Chrome   Producer
Walter Lee Orange   Composer
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Shaun Chablal   Composer

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Reggae Gold 2010 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Skidog1920 More than 1 year ago
A very well collection of reggae by various artists recorded by both the young and old. Easy going, cool jamz - It doesn't get any better than this! A must have for your reggae collection! John M.