Words of Truth

Words of Truth

by Sizzla


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Words of Truth

The fourth album by stridently conscious dancehall DJ Sizzla, Words of Truth reveals a lot about his performance style. Since the album is packaged with a bonus CD of a live show at Brixton Academy in the U.K., listeners can compare the recording with his live show, and it's not a completely flattering comparison. The first CD shows how Sizzla's overzealous delivery mars most of the tunes. Except for the slamming riddim on "Attack" and the hip-winding melody of "Love Ah Di Way," the tunes are mediocre at best, overshadowed by the performer's hard, rushed vocals and preachy lyrics. The second disc benefits greatly from melodic backup singers, live instrumentation, and a more measured delivery by Sizzla. From the languid rhythm of "Dem Ah Wonder" to the inspiring nyabingi drumming on "Make Dem Secure," this is a far more enjoyable CD. Words of Truth would be a lot stronger if the first CD contained the same level of enjoyment.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2000
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645159722
catalogNumber: 1597
Rank: 295830

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sizzla   Primary Artist
Winston Bowen   Guitar
Ian Coleman   Guitar
Donald Dennis   Bass,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
David Madden   Horn
Christopher Meredith   Bass,Keyboards
Nambo   Horn
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Steven Stanley   Keyboards
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
J. Miller   Drums
Sherida   Background Vocals
Chris Meredith   Bass,Keyboards
Fabian Smith   Keyboards
Leba   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Philip "Fatis" Burrell   Producer
Paul Daley   Engineer
Robert Lyn   Lyricist
Robert Murphy   Engineer
Garfield McDonald   Engineer
Chung   Artwork

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