Various Artists / Universal Message 2
Album: Universal Message 2   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2001
Label:Vp Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 30, 2009: Getting Over the Last Hump of 2009
All Kinds of People
3. Jun 15, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
2. Oct 30, 2008: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
All Kinds of People

Album Review
Kareem Ghanem
Reviewed 2002-08-04
A nice collection of reggae songs with socially relevant themes with a touch of Rastafarianism here and there. There are some pretty well-known singers here such as Capleton, Buju Banton, and Garnett Silk, all of whom are top notch. Though most of the tracks sound like traditional reggae, there’s enough variation in instruments, sounds to keep things from getting too repetitive. Focus here tends to be on head-nodding beats and pretty catchy singing. All are pretty decent. My picks…
3. ska-inflected reggae with horns throughout.
6. Capleton does a nice job here using electric percussion and a synthesizer for a nice combo of layered sounds.
7. sounds like old school r&b as much as reggae. A bit of a Marvin Gaye flavor.
10. Buju Banton’s distinctive husky voice. Play this!!!
11. Garnett Silk has a very characteristically crisp and refreshing voice. This song is a bit fast-paced, but very good, nonetheless.
13. salsa-like tune. Carribean mixed with latin beats.
18. very rich song with mixed male, female vocals. Nice synth background.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Radics, Jack Unchained
2. Bushman Fire Pon Ah Weak Heart
3. Morgan Heritage Blackman's Paradise
4. Vc By His Deeds
5. Sizzla Heaven & Earth
6. Capleton I Will Survive
7. Brown, A.J. All Kinds of People
8. Kelly, Junior Dem & Those
9. Linen, Terry Call on a Friend
10. Banton, Buju Love in the City
11. Silk, Garnett Death Go Away
12. Hammond, Beres All My Tears
13. Culture Revolution
14. Jah Cure Give It to Dem
15. Brown, A.J. Words of Wisdom
16. Capleton Istyic in the Clouds
17. Washington, Glen Reserve the Right
18. Cocoa Tea Sinners Surrender