Lloyd Dennis; Bunny Lee; Stephen Nye (Compilation)
Number of Discs
72m : 25s
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Stephen Nye .
Photographer: David Corio.
Mainstream interest in Wayne Wonder's earlier work peaked after his 2003 U.S. breakthrough hit, "No Letting Go." Trojan/Sanctuary's career overview (though it skips his very earliest recordings) gives fans a one-stop sampler of the dancehall-inspired singer. Jamaican hits like "One More Chance" prove to be highlights, as does "The Ruler," a duet with Buju Banton. Wonder's ragga-fied treatments of American pop songs (Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me," for example), are light and fun, and put the icing on this well-assembled cake.
Mojo (Publisher) (p.130) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[He] once ruled the dancehall...adding tender lyrics and a soulful influence via his own recordings."