Love From A Distance CD (1996)

Artist: Beres Hammond

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Product Overview


Label Vp
SKU 60058301
UPC 054645148023
UPC 14 00054645148023
Format CD
Release Date 8/13/1996
Author Beres Hammond
Associated Artist/Work Francisca
Associated Artist/Work Jean, Wyclef
Artist Influence Alton Ellis
Artist Influence Big Youth
Artist Influence Curtis Mayfield
Artist Influence Delroy Wilson
Artist Influence Dennis Brown
Artist Influence Desmond Dekker
Artist Influence Gregory Isaacs
Artist Influence Otis Redding
Artist Influence Peter Tosh
Artist Influence Sam Cooke
Artist Influence The Uniques
Artist Contemporary Barrington Levy
Artist Contemporary Beenie Man
Artist Contemporary Buju Banton
Artist Contemporary Cocoa Tea
Artist Contemporary Dean Fraser
Artist Contemporary Dennis Brown
Artist Contemporary Derrick Lara
Artist Contemporary Eek-A-Mouse
Artist Contemporary Frankie Paul
Artist Contemporary Freddie McGregor
Artist Contemporary Garnett Silk
Artist Contemporary Gregory Isaacs
Artist Contemporary Half Pint
Artist Contemporary Horace Andy
Artist Contemporary Junior Reid
Artist Contemporary Macka B
Artist Contemporary Maxi Priest (Reggae)
Artist Contemporary Morgan Heritage
Artist Contemporary Shabba Ranks
Artist Contemporary Shaggy
Artist Contemporary Shinehead
Artist Contemporary Steel Pulse
Artist Contemporary Steely & Clevie
Artist Contemporary Teddy Pendergrass
Artist Contemporary Tiger
Artist Contemporary Wyclef Jean
Artist Contemporary Yellowman
Artist Contemporary Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
Technical Info
Engineer Colin York; G. Bravo; Mark Stumpy Brown; Rohan Dwyer
CatalogID 1480
Lable Name VP Records
Released 05/23/2005
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 9s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00054645148023
Musical Guests
Chevelle Franklin
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Beres Hammond (vocals); Shaggy, Dream Warriors (vocals); Sonia Collymore, Lorraine Scott, Chevelle Franklin, Brian Gold, Tony Gold, Pam Hall, J.C. Lodge, Timi Nolan (background vocals); Flabba Holt, Franklin "Bubbler" Wall, Mikey Bennett, Rohan Dwyer, Steve Golding, Christopher Birch, Dean Fraser, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Lyn, Donald Dennis, Dwight Pickney, Danny Browne, Paul Crosdale, David Madden, Robbie Shakespeare, Sticky Thompson, Monty Alexander, Nambo Robinson, Chico Chin, Wrong Move, Birch, Firehouse Crew.
Producers include: Flabba Holt, Mikey Bennett, Beres Hammond, Richard Bell, Collin "Bulby" York.
Personnel: Beres Hammond (background vocals); Chevelle Franklin, Lorraine Scott, Tony Gold, Brian & Tony Gold (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Collin "Bulbie" York; Errol "Flabba" Holt; Rohan Dwyer; Barry O'Hare.
Recording information: Black Scorpio Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Cell Block Recording, Kingston, Jamaica; Grafton Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Leggo Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica; Music Works Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
Editor: Paul Shields.
Photographer: William Richards.
Unknown Contributor Role: Rohan Dwyer.
By the middle of the '90s, Beres Hammond had settled on a predictable pattern for his albums, and Love from a Distance is no different than any of his previous few releases. This is both for better and for worse. Hammond is one of the finest and most soulful reggae vocalists, so it is a pleasure to simply hear him sing. However, the production is careless and the songs are uneven, which makes the record a frustrating listen. Still, tracks like "Sweet Lies" and "Take Time to Love," which features guest vocals by Shaggy, are first-rate and there are enough strong songs to satisfy fans, even though there aren't enough to win him new ones. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Artist Overview
One of the finest Lovers Rock artists to follow in the wake of the original late-'70s/early-'80s boom, Beres Hammond found popularity as a reggae artist by continuing to sing in a more traditional soul-driven vocal style, as opposed to the commercially viable dancehall patois that dominated contemporary reggae. After struggling to make a name for himself in the 1980s, Hammond hit it big in the '90s--especially in the U.K.--with a series of hits that saw him pairing with dancehall stars such as Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, and Shaggy.
Professional Reviews
Vibe (10/96, p.153) - "...Hammond's throbbing, sand-in-satin vocals and commanding musical intelligence have conjured up the sensitive, understanding loverman girls yearn for and smart boys emulate..."
Disc 1
1 Much Have Been Said
2 Sweet Lies
3 Love From A Distance
4 Let It Go
5 Rose Garden
6 Highlight Of The Day
7 Take Time To Love - (featuring Shaggy)
8 Black Beauty
9 Good Love
10 What A Life
11 Sing Glory
12 Can't Stop A Man
13 Cold Bumps
14 All Is Well
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