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Reggaes Gone Country CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 223437611
UPC: 093624955061
UPC 14: 00093624955061
Release Date: 8/30/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. California - Romain Virgo/Larry Gatlin ~ Various Artists
2. He'll Have to Go ~ Various Artists
3. Wolverton Mountain ~ Various Artists
4. Crazy - Etana ~ Various Artists
5. Chair, The ~ Various Artists
6. He Stopped Loving Her Today ~ Various Artists
7. Suspicions - Duane Stephenson ~ Various Artists
8. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue ~ Various Artists
9. Feels So Right ~ Various Artists
10. King of the Road, The ~ Various Artists
11. El Paso ~ Various Artists
12. Flowers on the Wall ~ Various Artists
13. Gambler, The ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Errol Brown ; Shane Brown.
Muze PNote Recording information: Fireside Studios, Nashville, TN; Grafton Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
Muze PNote Cristy Barber, a VP at VP Records, the world's biggest reggae label, just happened to be a country music fan as well, and he had a vision of combining the two genres in what one has to admit is an unlikely hybrid. Parts of the 13 tracks on Reggae's Gone Country, the album that was born of this, were recorded in Kingston with reggae producer and saxophonist Dean Fraser, and parts were recorded in Nashville by producer John Rich, the Rich part of the country duo Big & Rich. Does it work? Sometimes it does but mostly it doesn't. The sound is clear, sharp, and smooth, full of sweeping pedal steel lines, and it's exactly what a Nashville reggae album would sound like, because that's what it is -- there isn't a whole lot of Kingston here, outside of the light and sunny island vibe. Some of these tracks, though, are pretty interesting, and Tessanne Chin's wonderfully jazzy and soulful take on "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," Freddie McGregor's appropriately jaunty "The King of the Road," Gramps Morgan's seductive and funky "Feels So Right," and L.U.S.T.'s Kingston jug band romp through "Flowers on the Wall" are all well worth a listen. They work because somehow those songs translate well between Nashville and Kingston. Most of the tracks here don't do that, though, and seem more like sideshow rides at the carnival. They hint at way more than they deliver. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Chris Chin; Dean Fraser; Cristy Barber; John Rich; Raymond Barber; Charlie Pennachio

Engineer: Chris Stone; Romel Marshall; Carlos Allwood; Greg Morris; Michael Howell; Sean Giovanni; Roland McDermott

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/29/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2528525
Music Label Name Label : VP
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624955061

Professional Reviews

Record Collector (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith quality tracks such as Beres Hammond's authoritative reading of the greatest country weepie of them all, George Jones' 'He Stopped Loving Her Today'..."

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