Strictly the Best, Vol. 47

Strictly the Best, Vol. 47


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Strictly the Best, Vol. 47

Switching it up a bit from previous years, the Strictly the Best volumes from 2012 -- Vols. 46 and 47 -- landed as two-disc sets instead of one-disc collections. That blunts their impact a bit, but the second disc should be looked at as a bonus, one filled with "old-school hits" according to the label, coming from ancient history years like 2008 and 2010. Maybe that's a comment on the rapidly changing world of dancehall, but shifting the focus to the new material, Vol. 47 brings the party with fun club numbers like Popcaan's light and breezy "Summer Wave (When We Party)" and RDX's soca workout "Jump." Danielle's "Rebel" is the kind of majestic new roots music that Etana championed, and that "reggae all sounds the same" cliché is debunked just by comparing Sean Paul's smooth love call "How Deep Is Your Love" to Bounty Killer's furious rebel song "No Long Talking." That's a fine set by itself, and the second disc is filled with worthy hits with Ini Kamoze ("Hot Stepper"), Tony Curtis (a joyful cover of George Michael's "Faith"), and Ding Dong ("Badman Forward") at the top of the pile, but it hangs off the set like a scattershot collection of excellent extras, so keep that "bonus" mindset handy.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645197021
catalogNumber: 1970
Rank: 119963

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Bobby Konders   Producer
Sly & Robbie   Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell   Producer
Anthony Cameron   Producer
Clevie   Producer
Sly Dunbar   Composer,Producer
Ini Kamoze   Composer
Tony Kelly   Producer
Anthony Malvo   Producer
Patrick Roberts   Producer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer,Producer
Phillip Smart   Producer
Steely   Producer
Carlton Williams   Composer,Producer
Leroy Champaign   Art Direction
Peter McKenzie   Composer,Producer
Garfield Spencer   Composer,Producer
Stargate   Producer
Stone Love   Producer
Sean Paul   Vocal Producer
Robert Graham   Composer,Producer
Clifford Smith   Producer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Richard Martin   Producer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer
Michael George   Composer
Linton "T.J" White   Composer,Producer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer
Rohan Fuller   Producer
Lloyd Willis   Producer
Mark Collinder   Composer,Producer
Andre Bedward   Producer
Andrew Myrie   Producer
Stephen Marsden   Producer
Elvis Redwood   Composer,Producer
Aiden Jones   Producer
Orville Baker   Composer,Producer
Jamie Roberts   Producer
Frederick Wright   Composer,Producer
Clovis Brown   Illustrations
Rohan Gray   Producer

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