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Format: CD
Sku: 60058503
UPC: 054645138925
UPC 14: 00054645138925
Release Date: 3/21/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Get Up Shock Out ~ Garnett Silk
2. Love Is The Answer ~ Garnett Silk
3. Fight Back - (with Richie Stephens) ~ Garnett Silk
4. Used To Be My Girl - (with Supervisor) ~ Garnett Silk
5. Skylarking ~ Garnett Silk
6. Friends And Lover - (with Sharon Forrester) ~ Garnett Silk
7. Put On The Pressure ~ Garnett Silk
8. Man In Love, A ~ Garnett Silk
9. All The Woman I Need ~ Garnett Silk
10. Cherry Promised ~ Garnett Silk
11. Used To Be My Baby - (dub mix) ~ Garnett Silk
12. Love Is The Answer - (dub mix) ~ Garnett Silk
13. Friends And Lover - (semi ACCAP mix) ~ Garnett Silk
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Garnett Silk (vocals), Danny Browne (keyboards).
Muze PNote Producers: Steely & Clevie (tracks 1-2, 4-13); E.J. Robinson (track 3).
Muze PNote Engineers: Steely, Clevie, Gary Sutherland, Fatta Marshall, Bulbie York, David Cola, Michael Williamson.
Muze PNote Recorded at Studio 2000, Mixing Lab and Main Street Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
Muze PNote Personnel: Garnett Silk (vocals); Steely, Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson (keyboards, synthesizer); Danny Browne (keyboards); Cleveland "Clevie" Browne, Clevie (drums, drum programming, background vocals); Sharon Forrester (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Cleveland "Clevie" Browne; Clevie; Steely; Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson.
Muze PNote Recording information: Main Street Studios, Kingston, Jamaica (1990-1992); Mixing Lab, Kingston, Jamaica (1990-1992); Studio 2000, Kingston, Jamaica (1990-1992).
Muze PNote Arrangers: Cleveland "Clevie" Browne; Clevie; Steely; Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson.
Muze PNote In 1989, producer and veteran vocalist Derrick Morgan took DJs Tony Rebel and Little Bimbo into the studio and recorded a split album. He changed the course of Jamaican music when he convinced the latter artist to have a go at singing a few numbers. The following year, Bimbo inked a contract with Steely & Clevie and they gave him a new name, Garnett Silk, but not the album they promised. That sat on the shelf, and, disgusted, the newly christened artist withdrew from the music scene. Of course, Silk returned with a vengeance, garnering his first hit in 1992 under the aegis of Bobby Digital. It wasn't until 1994 that Steely & Clevie finally got around to releasing the set they'd been sitting on, and when it appeared, Love Is the Answer soared up the chart. The fabulous devotional title track was a huge hit, one of Silk's best, and was followed by "Fight Back," which the pair did not produce but appears here in an even more ferocious remix that they did oversee. That number paired Silk with Richie Stephens to phenomenal effect across an adamant, soulful refusal to give in to life's travails. The lovelorn "Used to Be My Girl" brings the singer together with DJ Supervisor, with both men lamenting the loss of their girls. Less successful is "Friends and Lover" that unites Silk with Sharon Forrester. But that is just the beginning of some of the set's difficulties. In those early days, the singer was still in need of guidance, but instead he got producers whose attention was obviously elsewhere, at least part of the time. Left to his own devices, Silk experimented with a variety of vocal styles, from emotive soul, R&B, dancehall, and even lighter pop-soul. His musical excursions are thrilling; the backing, however, at times goes straight off the boil. "A Man in Love," for instance, features a fabulously emotive vocal, but the stark rhythm -- a blizzard of beats and a repetitive keyboard riff -- does little to showcase Silk's talents. "All the Woman I Need" doesn't even sound finished and cries out for more of Steely's superb Studio One-flavored keyboards. A dancehall number like "Put on the Pressure" is a real shock attack, its lyrics now fatally dated, but so strong is Silk's performance and the producer's rhythm, you can forgive that flaw, while "Get Up Shock Out" is nearly as strong. But the album's acknowledged masterpiece is the ferocious cover of Horace Andy's "Skylarking," which itself alone is worth the price of admission. In 1990, this album would have been a revelation, even though the producers' eyes weren't always on the ball. Four years later, it's still a great set with enough classics to equal the artist's latest work. ~ Jo-Ann Greene

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Steely & Clevie
Muze Guest Artist Supervisor
Muze Guest Artist Richie Stephens
Muze Guest Artist Sharon Forrester

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold '94
Muze Music Compilations Til Shiloh (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 16-Strictly The Best
Muze Music Compilations So Many Things
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold '93
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Golden Jubilee:origins Of Jama
Muze Music Compilations Penthouse 25:journey Continues
Muze Music Compilations Songs For Reggae Lovers Vol 5
Muze Music Compilations One Drop

Associated Artists and Works

Rebel, Tony
Spice, Mikey

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/23/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1994
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1389
Music Label Name Label : VP
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00054645138925

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