True Love CD (2004)

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Product Overview


Label V2 Records
SKU 60630444
UPC 638812718624
UPC 14 00638812718624
Format CD
Release Date 4/6/2004
Author Toots & The Maytals
Technical Info
Engineer Criss Burnes; Charlie Martinez; Gordon Dukes; Fab; John Hudson; Jon Smeltz; Karl Derfler; Alan Douglas; Paul Q. Kolderie; Richard Feldman; Rudolph Valentino; Stephen Stewart; Ted Paduck; Todd Burke; Tom Weir; Bob Rosa; Bryce Goggin
Producer JP Plunier; Ray Benson; Richard Feldman; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
CatalogID 27186
Lable Name V2 (USA)
Released 02/01/2006
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 38s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00638812718624
Musical Guests
Willie Nelson
Bonnie Raitt
Eric Clapton
Ryan Adams
Jeff Beck
No Doubt
Trey Anastasio
The Roots
Bootsy Collins
Ken Boothe
Maria Griffiths
Terry Hall
The Skatalites
U Roy
Bunny Wailer
Ben Harper
Keith Richards
Rachael Yamaga
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Toots Hibbert (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano, Clavinet, organ, bongos, drum programming); Eric Clapton, Ryan Adams, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper, Keith Richards, Trey Anastasio, Bootsy Collins (vocals, guitar); Shaggy, Rahzel, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Terry Hall, U-Roy, Bunny Wailer, Rachel Yamagata, Willie Nelson, Gwen Stefani (vocals); Jeff Beck, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Dwight Pickney (guitar); Ansel Collins, Charles "The Bulge" Farquharson, Stephen Stewart (piano, organ); Dean Fraser (saxophone); Jackie Jackson (bass); Sly Dunbar, Paul Douglas (drums); No Doubt; The Skatalites.
Includes liner notes by Anthony DeCurtis.
Personnel: Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Ryan Adams, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Bootsy Collins (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Raitt (vocals, slide guitar); Gwen Stefani, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Rachael Yamagata, Rahzel, Shaggy, Terry Hall , U-Roy, Willie Nelson, Bunny Wailer (vocals); Devon James, Dwight Pinkney, Earl "Chinna" Smith , Dougie Bryan, Andy Bassford, Jeff Beck, Richard Feldman, Tim Pierce, Tom Dumont, Hux Brown, Carl Harvey, Brad Rice (guitar); Dean Fraser (saxophone); Cedric Brooks (tenor saxophone); David Madden, Phil Jordan (trumpet); Gabrial McNair (trombone, organ); Will Clark, Ronald "Nambo" Robinson (trombone); Charles Farquharson, Ansel Collins, Stephen Stewart (piano, organ); Ken Stewart, Kamiah "Little Klang" Gray (piano); Oliver Charles (keyboards, percussion); Jason Yates, Robert Lyn (keyboards); Paul Douglas (drums, tambourine); Questlove (drums, percussion); Adrian Young, Lloyd Knibbs, Sly Dunbar (drums); Leon Mobley, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion); Leba Thomas, Mighty Mo Rodgers, Monalisa Young, Pam Hall (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Richard Feldman; Todd Burke; Tom Weir.
Liner Note Author: Anthony DeCurtis.
Recording information: Anchor Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Big Yard Studios, Long Island, NY; Bismeaux Studios, Austin, TX; Bogart Studios, Miami, FL; Bootzilla Re-Hab Studio, Cleveland, OH; Camp Street, Boston, MA; Dangerous Music, New York, NY; Grand Master Studios, Hollywood, CA; Lego Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Mayfair Studios, London, England; Mix One, Boston, MA; NRG Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Olympic Studios, London, England; Puremix Studios, New York, NY; Quad Studios, New York, NY; RPM, New York, NY; Skyline Studios, San Francisco, CA; Sound on Sound, New York, NY; Studio City Sound, Studio City, CA; Studio Of Legends MVP Harry J's, Kingston, Jamaica; Studio, Philadelphia, PA; The Barn, Burlington, VT.
Photographers: Mike Cacia; Scott Soens; David Corio.
In addition to being credited with coining the term "reggae" back in the late 1960s, Toots Hibbert is a genre cornerstone whose contributions tend to be overshadowed by better-known artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff. TRUE LOVE finds producer Richard Feldman trying to set the record straight with this collection of all-star duets that span musical styles and generations. Luckily, Feldman's extensive preparations found him re-recording a number of Hibbert's better-known numbers and using many of the session musicians who played on the original versions.
The result features Eric Clapton peppering "Pressure Drop" with snappy blues riffs, Bonnie Raitt reworking the title cut and providing a fine romantic foil to Hibbert, and Willie Nelson trading verses on the country legend's own "Still Is Still Moving to Me." In keeping an authentic vibe to the proceedings, Feldman also recruited reggae vets Bunny Wailer (contributing to a soulful "Take a Trip") and the duo of Marcia Griffiths and Ken Boothe (on a snappy "Reggae Got Soul").
Professional Reviews
Q (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he music remains deliciously beguiling..."
Disc 1
1 Still Is Still Moving To Me - (featuring Willie Nelson)
2 True Love Is Hard To Find - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
3 Pressure Drop - (featuring Eric Clapton)
4 Time Tuff - (featuring Ryan Adams)
5 Bam Bam - (featuring Rahzel/Shaggy)
6 5446 - (featuring Jeff Beck)
7 Monkey Man - (featuring No Doubt)
8 Sweet And Dandy - (featuring Trey Anastasio)
9 Funky Kingston - (featuring Bootsy Collins/The Roots)
10 Reggae Got Soul - (featuring Ken Booth/Maria Griffiths)
11 Never Grow Old - (featuring Terry Hall/U Roy/The Skatalites)
12 Take A Trip - (featuring Bunny Wailer/Eric Clapton)
13 Love Gonna Walk Out On Me - (featuring Ben Harper)
14 Careless Ethiopians - (featuring Keith Richards)
15 Blame On Me - (featuring Rachael Yamagata)
Product Attributes
Artist Toots & The Maytals
Label V2 Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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